The movie is more than a metaphor for climate change. It is a metaphor for where 40 years of neoliberal economic policies have left us.
Businesses have long been a big part of the climate problem. They shouldn’t scale back environmental initiatives when it all feels too hard.
Mitt Romney, left, and Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House, in a presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Both men backed some of the original ideas of the ACA.
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Republicans have attacked the Affordable Care Act since it became law 10 years ago, yet Republicans were the ones who came up with the blueprint for the law. How did this twist happen?
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For Judith Collins, centrism is an excuse to do nothing and stand for nothing. This election is the greatest challenge yet for her brand of politics.
Firms should attempt to maximise profits, but if shareholders want it, there’s no reason why they can’t have other goals.
Beginning in September in Alberta, an individual can apply directly to the provincial government when seeking to establish a new charter school. Here, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, March 20, 2020.
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First, the United Conservative Party lifted the cap on charter schools, and now new legislation has cut school boards out of the process to establish a charter school.
A session at Davos highlighted the consequences of capitalism.
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As capitalism’s image crumbles, many of the world’s biggest companies are trying to give it new life by showing it can mean more than just making money.
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What and who businesses exist to serve is an age-old debate – but it’s nearly always been driven by the bottom line.
Taking a whiff of the marijuana flower.
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A business ethicist explores whether cannabis stocks fit in with a socially responsible approach to investing.
Wayfair workers protested their employer’s decision to sell beds to immigrant detention facilities.
A new kind of capitalism is emerging in which companies value communities, the environment and workers just as much as profits. Even the Business Roundtable agrees.
Larry Fink, right, shared a stage with several of the CEOs he urged to spend more time doing good.
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Companies are flush with cash and profits and soon will have even more once the tax cut takes effect. So they can afford to be good again.
The theory: money dropped into an economy will act an an stimulant.
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Monetarist economist Milton Friedman first coined the phrase ‘helicopter money’ in the 1960s.
Do school voucher programs help improve educational outcomes?
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A recent study on school vouchers shows that the program may be harming kids’ academic achievement, at least in math. What’s missing here? Are test scores the only way to judge a program?
Students are refusing tests as part of a nationwide Opt Out movement.
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If the Opt Out movement has gained ground, it is not without reason. Testing has not only pushed learning out, but taught people how to “game” the system.
The great Australian success story of Frank Lowy and many others like him would not have happened had Australia not accepted penniless refugees.
The problem with auctioning immigration places is that it puts the focus on short-term revenue-raising, rather than immigration’s more important medium- to long-term nation-building role.
With his strong views on industrial relations, Family First senator Bob Day is what we might call a ‘conservative libertarian’.
Few members of the 20th-century political right were more important than Milton Friedman. As an academic, author, television presenter and adviser to Ronald Reagan – who once described his show Free to…
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If you want to know why we in the UK see more security cameras on street corners than other nations, and why politicians are fending off accusations of spying on their own citizens, then turn your eyes…
Mitt Romney has said that 47% of households pay no federal income tax, but something about the statement doesn’t add up.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s comment that 47% of households pay no federal income tax is true. (It’s actually closer to 46%.) But when you dig beneath the bumper-sticker headline, his…
Some Republicans may be yearning for a return to the gold standard, but the idea has lost its lustre among the vast majority of economists.
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A few years back, mock-conservative TV pundit Stephen Colbert famously introduced the notion of “truthiness” into the political lexicon. As Colbert put it, truthiness pertains not to whether beliefs are…