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IMF: End fossil fuel subsidies, tax carbon [The Hill]

http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/290657-imf-end-fossil-fuel-subsidies-tax-carbon “The link between subsidies, consumption of energy and climate change has added a new dimension to the debate on energy subsides,” David Lipton, IMF first deputy managing director, said in prepared remarks at a Washington event hosted by the … Continue reading

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The Scariest Climate Change Graph Just Got Scarier (MoJo)

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/03/new-hockey-stick-graph-scarier Today, it’s getting a makeover: A study published in Science reconstructs global temperatures further back than ever before—a full 11,300 years. The new analysis finds that the only problem with Mann’s hockey stick was that its handle was about … Continue reading

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200 HSBC staff paid more than £1m in 2012 (UK Guardian)

Revelations about bankers’ pay come as HSBC reports a fall in profits to $20bn (£13bn) http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/mar/04/hsbc-pay-top-earners HSBC paid 204 of its staff more than £1m in 2012, a year when Britain’s biggest bank made profits of $20.6bn (£13.7bn) despite being fined … Continue reading

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Voters in Swiss referendum back curbs on executives’ pay and bonuses (UK Guardian)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/03/swiss-referendum-executive-pay Swiss voters have approved measures to curb executives’ pay and outlawed golden parachutes that can result on directors pocketing multimillion-pound payoffs. Exit polls suggested almost 68% of those who turned out for Sunday’s referendum, and all of Switzerland’s 26 … Continue reading

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BBC: Wealth Gap documentary series

Intro:     http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16545898 first broadcast in series:   The View from London:   http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00mvfvb (downloadable mp3: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/docarchive/docarchive_20120117-0905a.mp3 ) interestingly, for England, they’re saying the gap hasn’t been this great since the Victorian era . . . in the US, they’re citing the … Continue reading

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BNet.com – 13 best signs at OWS

http://www.bnet.com/blog/advertising-business/the-13-best-protest-signs-seen-at-occupy-wall-street/10368?pg=2&tag=content;drawer-container Some: http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-obama-is-not.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-trickle.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-nero.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-goethe.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container and my favorite: http://i.bnet.com/blogs/occupy-wall-street-private-profits.jpg?tag=content;drawer-container

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India’s new poverty line “laughable”

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is under immense pressure as public uproar over the country’s new poverty benchmark intensifies. With the new poverty threshold guidelines, millions of Indians stand to lose their food and welfare benefits. As part of a … Continue reading

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Jeff Koterba on Gadhafi (22-Aug-11)

http://www.cagle.com/politicalcartoons/PCcartoons/koterba.asp

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