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Income inequality: government, Warren Buffett and growth

Income inequality: government, Warren Buffett and growth | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

When Branko Milanovic, a World Bank economist, published “The Haves and the Have-Nots,” a study of global income inequality last year, one of his most striking observations was the extent to which the subject was taboo in the United States.

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If everyone in the Business, Economic and Political world would play by the rules and be ethical - what kind of world would we have?
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Humanity In An Image

Humanity In An Image | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
You can see why I was so affected immediately upon focusing your eyes on the picture.
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Black TV producer on way to Emmys party mistaken for bank robber, handcuffed, held for six hours

Black TV producer on way to Emmys party mistaken for bank robber, handcuffed, held for six hours | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
An African-American film producer in Beverly Hills for an Emmy pre-party was handcuffed and detained for around six hours on Friday night as police believed he fit the description of a suspect in a nearby bank robbery.

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No, There Still Is No Connection Between Vaccines and Autism

No, There Still Is No Connection Between Vaccines and Autism | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
There's a conspiracy theory going around that the CDC covered up a link between autism and vaccines. From what I can tell, this conspiracy theory is on the same level as the one that NASA faked the Moon landings. And you know how I feel about that. Perhaps you’ve heard...
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An inside look at U.S. think tank's plans to undo environmental legislation | Toronto Star

An inside look at U.S. think tank's plans to undo environmental legislation | Toronto Star | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The corporate-sponsored American Legislative Exchange Council works with lobbyists and legislators to derail climate change policies.
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Campus Paper Tells Students How To Seduce Their TAs

Campus Paper Tells Students How To Seduce Their TAs | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A student newspaper at Western University is facing heavy backlash after it published an article advising readers how to seduce teaching assistants (TAs).

The article, which was published in The Gazette's Frosh Issue on Aug. 19, encouraged student...
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Dozens of police departments suspended for losing US military-grade weaponry

Dozens of police departments suspended for losing US military-grade weaponry | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Close to 200 state and local police departments in the United States have been suspended for losing military-level equipment transferred to them by the Pentagon, a new investigation found.

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Italy: The Aftershocks

Seven of Italy’s top scientists were convicted of manslaughter following a catastrophic quake. Has the country criminali…
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India coal mining licences 'illegal'

India coal mining licences 'illegal' | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

"India's Supreme Court has ruled that all coal mining licences awarded between 1993 and 2010 are illegal.

Successive governments gave rights to mine coal to state and private companies in a manner which was "not fair and transparent" and without competitive bidding, the court said.

The court will now examine whether 218 such licences should be cancelled.

India's federal auditors say the country lost $210bn (£134bn) because coalfield rights were sold off cheaply."

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Victorian election spotlight shifts to 'state emergency' of domestic violence

Victorian election spotlight shifts to 'state emergency' of domestic violence | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Politicians from all major parties attend the launch of No More Deaths campaign, which calls for urgent action
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STOP THE TRAFFIK | People shouldn't be bought and sold.

STOP THE TRAFFIK | People shouldn't be bought and sold. | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
STOP THE TRAFFIK is a global coalition working together to help stop the sale of people, to see the traffickers prosecuted and to protect the victims of human trafficking and those vulnerable to this crime.

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Human Trafficking - RollingStone.com

5 Things You Didn't Know About Human Trafficking - RollingStone.com | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
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Human trafficking is a travesty that many consider a problem of the past, or at least one limited to outside the United States.

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More Than 1,000 U.S. Retailers May Have Been Hacked

More Than 1,000 U.S. Retailers May Have Been Hacked | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.

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What Is The Reality Of Being In A 'Psychologically Abusive' Relationship?

What Is The Reality Of Being In A 'Psychologically Abusive' Relationship? | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
A new domestic abuse law could criminalise 'psychological abuse' in intimate relationships.

This move has been welcomed by domestic abuse charities, who have long been saying that psychological abuse is just as harmful as physical abuse.

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NRA: 'Children Can Have Fun at the Shooting Range'

NRA: 'Children Can Have Fun at the Shooting Range' | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Less than two days after a 9-year-old girl in Arizona accidentally shot and killed a gun range instructor who was showing her how to fire an Uzi, the National Rifle Association on Wednesday touted new ways for children to "have fun...
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Failures in Rotherham led to sexual abuse of 1,400 children

Failures in Rotherham led to sexual abuse of 1,400 children | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Report says failings in political and police leadership contributed to gang rape and trafficking in South Yorkshire
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Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. Here’s why he probably won’t go to jail.

Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown. Here’s why he probably won’t go to jail. | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
What you need to know about whether Darren Wilson can be prosecuted for shooting Michael Brown, his possible defenses, and the likelihood that he would ever be convicted.

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The Real Reasons Many White People Can't Empathize With Ferguson, Racial Disparities, or Black Suffering

The Real Reasons Many White People Can't Empathize With Ferguson, Racial Disparities, or Black Suffering | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
f I put myself completely in the shoes of Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown, or even a black man denied the opportunity to board a taxi cab, I must accept the reality that my world and my America isn't their world and their America....
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Former HHS Cybersecurity Head Guilty of Child Porn Charges

Former HHS Cybersecurity Head Guilty of Child Porn Charges | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Image via Shutterstock/bikeriderlondon. Timothy DeFoggi, the former acting director of cyber security for the Department of Health and Human Services, was convicted of three charges of viewing and promoting child pornography, according to the...

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'We're Like Animals To Them': An American City's Daily Racism - SPIEGEL ONLINE

'We're Like Animals To Them': An American City's Daily Racism - SPIEGEL ONLINE | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The slaying of an 18-year-old African-American man in Ferguson, Missouri, shows that racism and racial profiling remain a serious everyday problem in some parts of America. Some worry things will never change.
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Hypocritical Pro-Life Doctor Who Had Sex With Patients Ekes Out GOP Primary Win

Hypocritical Pro-Life Doctor Who Had Sex With Patients Ekes Out GOP Primary Win | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
In 2012, Tennessee Republican Representative Scott DesJarlais was exposed as having had extramarrital affairs, having slept with his medical patients, and having supported his ex-wife's decision to get two abortions before their marriage, despite his staunch public pro-life stance. Roughly one month later, he won re-election to Congress. It seems...
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For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe

For sale: Systems that can secretly track where cellphone users go around the globe | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
FCC to look into possible misuse of tracking technology that collects location data from carrier databases
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Why can’t Greece shake its corruption problem? - The Boston Globe

Why can’t Greece shake its corruption problem? - The Boston Globe | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
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200 Years After Abolition, Slavery Still a Major Issue in Today's Supply Chains | Sustainable Brands

200 Years After Abolition, Slavery Still a Major Issue in Today's Supply Chains | Sustainable Brands | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
23 August is the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, a date that marks the beginning of the end for the transatlantic slave trade.
Unfortunately, forced labour and human trafficking remain a global phenomenon, existing in every region in the world and in every type of economy, whether industrialised, developing or in transition.
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Police Violence Has Been Going On Forever. No Wonder People Are Fed Up With It

Police Violence Has Been Going On Forever. No Wonder People Are Fed Up With It | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Warning: The video above contains graphic content.

Protests continue following the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The marchers, though, are not just protesting Brown's slaying. They are ...
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The Case Against Scott Walker Is Heating Up

The Case Against Scott Walker Is Heating Up | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group that would run ads for Wal...
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The Hedge Fund and the Despot

The Hedge Fund and the Despot | Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Did a Wall Street titan’s money bail out Robert Mugabe in his hour of need?
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