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Little Black Lies: Manufacturing Irony

Little Black Lies: Manufacturing Irony | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ll know that the Alberta government is suing the tobacco industry for $10 billion.
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And the tarsands don't pollute?  Good Grief.

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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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European Public Prosecutor’s Office: a breakthrough in the fight against corruption

European Public Prosecutor’s Office: a breakthrough in the fight against corruption | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Today, the decision by 20 EU Member States to create a European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) is a breakthrough in the EU’s efforts to fight corruption, according to Transparency International EU, the anti-corruption NGO. The EPPO, which will be an independent EU body based in Luxembourg, will have the authority to investigate and prosecute fraud, corruption and other crimes involving EU funds.
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The Temp Work Trap: No Security, Low Pay and Lax Employment Law Enforcement | The Tyee

Temp agencies are replacing regular jobs, and BC response hasn’t kept pace.
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Will the GOP roll back Obama-era mining bans?

Will the GOP roll back Obama-era mining bans? | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Attacks on public lands continue Staff Report After more than a century of reckless mining that created a toxic legacy of pollution, the Obama administration finally started trying to prevent even more destruction by placing a few areas, including watersheds around the Grand Canyon, off-limits. Even those modest restrictions are apparently too much for the…
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Senator: Someone Needs to Be Fired Over Wasted $65 Million Plane — ProPublica

Senator: Someone Needs to Be Fired Over Wasted $65 Million Plane — ProPublica | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Sen. Chuck Grassley tells the Defense secretary “if heads don’t roll nothing changes.” The plane, which never flew a mission in Afghanistan, is part of a…
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How U.S. military outsourcing turned toxic

How U.S. military outsourcing turned toxic | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Military Pollution — ProPublica custom story project
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"Dog Warriors" is a good movie about outsourcing, LOL
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Modern-age outrage: slavery

Modern-age outrage: slavery | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
​At least 40m people around the world are modern slaves and about 152m children are labourers,
Via Christopher L. Story, Giannis Tompros
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Trump administration moves to take away overtime pay from workers

Once again, the Trump administration is weighing in against working people getting raises. The Department of Justice today filed a motion to dismiss its appeal of a preliminary injunction against the Obama administration’s overtime rule, quietly siding with business groups and state attorneys general who challenged the updated rule because they do not want millions of working people to earn overtime pay or spend more time with their families.
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Iranian elite cite 'good genes' in nepotism controversy | Middle East | 

Iranian elite cite 'good genes' in nepotism controversy | Middle East |  | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
It seems to be an unwritten rule that Iranian politicians are entitled to help their children find high-paying jobs. One politician's son recently put his success down to "good genes" - sparking backlash on social media.
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Interpol: Who polices the world's police? | World | DW

Interpol: Who polices the world's police? | World | DW | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The controversial arrest of German author Dogan Akhanli by Spanish authorities on an Interpol warrant issued by Turkey has triggered questions about the international policing agency's modus operandi.
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300 Women Just Came Forward About Their Harassment in Tech

300 Women Just Came Forward About Their Harassment in Tech | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
This is the story that isn’t being told, but needs to be. Women are being harassed in the tech sector at an alarming rate, and it isn’t being reported. The stories that have been told by the media…
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France, Germany plan tax crackdown on U.S. tech giants

France, Germany plan tax crackdown on U.S. tech giants | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
France is working with Germany and other partners to plug loopholes that have allowed U.S. tech giants like Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.com to minimize taxes and grab market share in Europe at the expense of the continent’s own companies.
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Dieselgate: the cozy ties between Germany's car industry and Berlin exposed

Dieselgate: the cozy ties between Germany's car industry and Berlin exposed | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Even in the quiet summer months, Dieselgate and whispers of industry collusion loom large. Critics say Berlin should end its close friendship with carmakers. Both sides are currently holding a much-anticipated summit.
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How the IMF can have real impact on fighting corruption

How the IMF can have real impact on fighting corruption | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is meeting in Washington DC this week. We want to send a strong message about what the multi-lateral lender can do to have greater impact on fighting corruption.
Yesterday, Wednesday October 11, we handed Christine Lagarde a summary of this article. She publicly thanked us then. Now it is time to deliver.
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State Audit Slams New York’s Oversight of Nurses — ProPublica

State Audit Slams New York’s Oversight of Nurses — ProPublica | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Echoing the findings of a 2016 ProPublica investigation, New York’s comptroller says the state does not investigate complaints swiftly and lets nurses with…
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The Facts are Piling Up Against the Site C Dam | The Tyee

This is our chance to finally make the right decision.
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The growing use of mandatory arbitration: Access to the courts is now barred for more than 60 million American workers

The growing use of mandatory arbitration: Access to the courts is now barred for more than 60 million American workers | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
In a trend driven by a series of Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1991, American employers are increasingly requiring their workers to sign mandatory arbitration agreements. Under such agreements, workers whose rights are violated can’t pursue their claims in court but must submit to arbitration procedures that research shows overwhelmingly favor employers. This study finds that since the early 2000s, the share of workers subject to mandatory arbitration has more than doubled and now exceeds 55 percent. In October 2017, the Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision on three cases that could have wide-reaching implications for the future of mandatory arbitration and workers’ rights.
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ProPublica Seeks Source Code for New York City’s Disputed DNA Software — ProPublica

ProPublica Seeks Source Code for New York City’s Disputed DNA Software — ProPublica | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
We’re asking a federal court for the code behind a technique that critics say may have put innocent people in prison.
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Education Can't Solve Poverty—So Why Do We Keep Insisting That It Can?

Education Can't Solve Poverty—So Why Do We Keep Insisting That It Can? | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

Unions are weak. Wage growth is non-existent. Plutocrats have all the power. And yet the myth that education is all we need to finally "fix" poverty persists. AlterNet education editor Jennifer Berkshire talks with historian Harvey Kantor about how the US gave up on the idea of responding to poverty directly, instead making public schools the answer to poverty. Hint: it all starts in the 1960s with the advent of the Great Society programs. Fast-forward to the present and our belief that education can reduce poverty and narrow the nation’s yawning inequality chasm is stronger than ever. And yet our education arms race, argues Kantor, is actually making income inequality worse.


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Is Tax Avoidance Immoral? A Catholic Lay Perspective

Is Tax Avoidance Immoral? A Catholic Lay Perspective | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
My friend and UCLA colleague Steven Bank is presenting a very interesting paper tomorrow at a faculty colloquium, entitled When Did Tax Avoidance Become Respectable? Abstract: No matter how many tax scandals are revealed in the media – and there have been many in the past year, involving a diverse set of taxpayers ranging from Donald Trump to Apple – what is most remarkable is that, by and large, the public has considered them relatively non-scandalous. This was not always the case. During the 1930s, even the most innocuous tax avoidance maneuvers, such as buying tax-exempt bonds, were attacke

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Brexit Follies

Brexit Follies | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The British public is coming to realise as the Brexit negotiations unfold that the entire referendum campaign was misleading. It was a deliberate attempt by the Brexit camp to manipulate mendaciously — by repeating a series of untruths — popular understanding of what the UK’s relationship with the EU is about.

The economic case for Brexit is based on false, damagingly nationalistic presumptions and premises. Contrary to what Brexiteers suggest, there is no best way to maximise the economic benefits of leaving. Brexit is a ‘lose-lose’ proposition for Britain and the EU, when seen from any perspective, other than the rose-tinted one of reviving the UK’s much-vaunted (but illusory) genius for independent economic success through freer trade.
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RBS accused of mistreating businesses in leaked report - BBC News

RBS accused of mistreating businesses in leaked report - BBC News | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The RBS department set up to help companies in trouble mistreated many of its clients, a leaked report for the Financial Conduct Authority says.
It found some "inappropriate action" - such as interest charges being raised or unnecessary fees added - was experienced by 92% of viable firms seen by RBS's Global Restructuring Group.
GRG operated from 2005 to 2013 and at its peak handled 16,000 companies.
The banking giant denies systematic abuse of its customers.
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Norway's climate hypocrisy: Clean at home, dirty in the Arctic | DW Environment |

Norway's climate hypocrisy: Clean at home, dirty in the Arctic | DW Environment | | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Norway trumpets its low carbon footprint, but a new report says plans to ramp up oil and gas production in the Arctic will increase its emissions by half again - making a mockery of its Paris Agreement promises.
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People Shouldn't Buy the Right to Steal Your Land

People Shouldn't Buy the Right to Steal Your Land | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

"They have seen this monster before.


LINCOLN, NEBRASKA—The involvement of the indigenous populations in both the United States and Canada in the opposition to various pipelines, including the Keystone XL, should come as no surprise. As we have said, the abuse and misuse of the eminent domain process in the construction of the pipeline here has been an effective organizing tool to bring together environmentalists and ranchers to oppose the project. And if it is nothing else, the history of the native peoples on this continent is the greatest example of eminent domain abuse in human history. They know better than anyone the feeling that greater forces from the outside can overwhelm and threaten long-standing ways of life."

 
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Dishonorable Behavior

Dishonorable Behavior | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
“Crisis,” “cancer,” “silent epidemic,” “stain [on] our force’s honor”—these are among the ways senior Department of Defense officials over the past several years have described the incidence of sexual assault against women and men in the armed forces of the United States. Almost everyone thinks sexual assault in the military is a problem—and thinks about it as a problem linked to the presence of women in uniform, even though men are also victimized. Some Americans, however, including the current commander in chief, apparently believe it to be an inevitability. In the spring of 2013, when DOD leaders testified before Congress as it searched for solutions, Donald Trump tweeted: “26,000 unreported sexual assults [sic] in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?”
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U.S. Citizen Who Was Held By ICE For 3 Years Denied Compensation By Appeals Court

U.S. Citizen Who Was Held By ICE For 3 Years Denied Compensation By Appeals Court | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
On Monday, an appeals court ruled that Watson, now 32, is not eligible for any of that money — because while his case is "disturbing," the statute of limitations actually expired while he was still in ICE custody without a lawyer.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals acknowledged that the ruling is "harsh" but said it was bound by precedent.
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