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Trump’s F.C.C. Pick Rolls Back Consumer Protection Regulations

In his first days as President Trump’s pick to lead the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai has aggressively moved to roll back consumer protection regulations created during the Obama presidency. Mr. Pai took a first swipe at net neutrality rules designed to ensure equal access to content on the internet. He stopped nine companies from […]

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Richest 62 billionaires as wealthy as half the world population combined

A new Oxfam report shows that the 62 richest billionaires own as much wealth as the poorer half of the world’s population. Mark Goldring, the Oxfam GB chief executive, said: “It is simply unacceptable that the poorest half of the world population owns no more than a small group of the global super-rich – so […]

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Guaranteed Income making the rounds in Canada, again.

Does it make economic sense to provide a Guaranteed Income to people in Canada? Myself and others believe it does. The idea of giving money to the poor without strings is not new. It melds altruism and libertarianism, saying both that the best way to fight poverty is to put cash in poor people’s pockets […]