Month: November 2018

Whitney Staff Members Call for the Resignation of the Museum’s Vice Chair Over His Ties to a Tear Gas Manufacturer

New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art is facing forceful criticism from its own staff over the fact that its board vice chair, Warren B. Kanders, owns the companies that produce the tear gas deployed last weekend against migrants attempting to...

/ November 30, 2018

It’s Time to End Cash Bail Says Public Defender Scott Hechinger | Op-Ed | NowThis

Cash bail is a flawed, disastrous system and needs to end immediately — but don’t take it from us, listen to this public defender. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe According to public defender Scott Hechinger, the cash bail system is a...

/ November 30, 2018

‘It Was Rough’: New Documents Emerge in Ronaldo Rape Allegations

November 30, 2018  06:16 PM When something happens in the world that stirs people's emotions, it is reflected in headlines and news programs. Newspapers and TV broadcasters then report on the story until other issues arise -- with the consequence...

/ November 30, 2018

‘Hamilton’ Education Program Invited Low-Income Students on Stage | NowThis

Low-income students are getting a chance to see 'Hamilton' — and then perform their original raps, songs, and poems on stage. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe The Hamilton Education Program brings students to the Kennedy Center stage. Many Washington D.C....

/ November 30, 2018

Golden Age: A Billionaire Backer and the Murky Finances of the AfD

November 30, 2018  02:16 PM The mission to save the German nation got its start on May 1, 2017, at a restaurant on the outskirts of Munich called the Wirtshaus zu Marienburg. That Wednesday, businessman Ernst Knut Stahl, 74, met...

/ November 30, 2018

Millionaire Interview 103

Here’s our latest interview with a millionaire as we seek to learn from those who have grown their wealth to high heights. If you’d like to be considered for an interview, drop me a note and we can chat about...

/ November 30, 2018

Europe has a shortage of doctors

In the space of twenty years, Romania’s public health service lost 5000 doctors, almost 10% of practicing doctors, and it could lose 12,000 therapists over the next fifteen years. In France, there are 9.1% fewer general practitioners than ten years...

/ November 30, 2018

Hydrogen cars may be the future – they are not yet the present

When you think of a car that is not powered by petrol or diesel, you probably think of a battery-electric vehicle. But another alternatively-powered car is said to be gaining momentum – the hydrogen fuel cell car. An advantage of fuel...

/ November 30, 2018

Fighting Poverty, an increasingly uphill battle in Europe

The European Social model has virtually flatlined. Over the last few years, the social transfers granted by different member states in the European Union (EU) have had limited effect on reducing poverty. This was reflected in data recently released by...

/ November 30, 2018

A Jury Sides With Top Art Collector Andy Hall in a Dramatic Lawsuit Over Fake Golub Paintings, Awarding Him $468,000

A New Hampshire court has ordered a mother and son who sold fake Leon Golub paintings to pay art collector Andrew Hall a fee of $468,000, plus damages and attorney’s fees. The knotty case, which was covered thoroughly by local media,...

/ November 29, 2018

Cage-Free Is Fighting the War on Drugs in the Weed Industry | NowThis

This organization is doing much-needed work on criminal justice and diversity in the weed industry. » Subscribe to NowThis: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe Cage-Free cannabis is a Los Angeles-based organization with two critical roles in the emerging U.S. cannabis industry: Cage-Free Consulting, which...

/ November 29, 2018

Amrita Sher-Gil, Known as ‘India’s Frida Kahlo,’ Is a Standout at Sotheby’s Inaugural Auction in Mumbai

A rare work by Hungarian-Indian artist Amrita Sher-Gil (1913–1941), who was nicknamed the “Indian Frida Kahlo,” was among the top sellers at “Boundless: Mumbai,” the inaugural sale for Sotheby’s India, held at the end of last month in Mumbai. Her piece, The Little Girl...

/ November 29, 2018

Europe: the winners and losers in the fight against tax evasion

How can the dubious tax practices of GAFA and European businesses be challenged? One of the responses proposed by the European Union involves a project called CCCTB.  How can the dubious tax practices of GAFA and European businesses be challenged?...

/ November 29, 2018

Outside the Box of the Classroom: Social Education in Homeschooling

“Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind,” wrote Plato, who is far from the only great thinker to have spoken out against a formal education system. Formal schooling is but one tool at our disposal...

/ November 29, 2018

Major Video Card Supplier Enters Cryptocurrency Mining Business

Mining Sapphire Technology, one of the largest suppliers of AMD-based video cards in the world, has announced that it’s officially entering the cryptocurrency hardware business. The Hong Kong-headquartered company is launching a flagship mining rig. Also Read: Crypto ATM Network...

/ November 28, 2018

Greece: general strike paralyzes Athens

Athens was brought to standstill today after Greek trade union GSEE called for general strike, inviting all workers, pensioners, students and unemployed to participate. GSEE stands for General Confederation of Greek Workers. The union is the largest in the country...

/ November 28, 2018

Isle of Madness: A Series of Miscalculations Has Brought Britain to the Brink

November 28, 2018  05:34 PM On Saturday of last week, the sun was rising over London when a blue bus set off along the shore of the Thames. Lucy Swale and Matilda Allan were on board, one with red hair,...

/ November 28, 2018

What is Spontaneous Order?

Matt Kibbe Matt Kibbe is the President and Chief Community Organizer of Free the People. He is a leading advocate for personal, civil and economic liberties. An economist by training, Kibbe is a public policy expert, bestselling author, and political...

/ November 28, 2018

EDJNet’s collaborative investigation on climate change in Europe – an infographic

The European Data Journalism Network has recently published a collaborative investigation on the dramatic increase of average temperatures in Europe in the last century. The outcome was jointly published in 16 countries and 12 languages, and were republished by more...

/ November 28, 2018

ESI Scale Interview 40

Today we continue the ESI Scale Interview series where people answer questions about their success at working the ESI Scale. In short, the series focuses on what the interviewee is doing in the areas of earning, saving, and investing. They...

/ November 28, 2018