Democrats should restore capitalism’s promise, not abandon it for socialism

(CNN)I believe in market-based capitalism. It is the greatest job creation, productivity and innovation machine ever created. The genius of America is that we allowed capitalism to work its magic while also moderating it with appropriate regulation, tax policy, workers’ rights and the building of great societal infrastructure, including a safety net. According to a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released this week just 18% of Americans view the term socialism positively, while 50% see it in a negative light. For that reason, President Trump would love for the 2020 election to be about socialism, as its one of the few things in the country that has a lower approval rating than he does. Fresh off Congress roundly rejecting his demands …

How Americas food giants swallowed the family farms

Across the midwest, the rise of factory farming is destroying rural communities. And the massive corporations behind this devastation are now eyeing a post-Brexit UK market When the vast expanse of rural Iowa was carved up for settlers in the 19th century, it was often divided into 160-acre lots. Four farms made a square mile, with a crisscross of dead-straight roads marking the boundaries like a sprawling chess board. Within each square, generations of families tended pigs and cattle, grew oats and raised children, with the sons most likely to take over the farm. That is how Barb Kalbach saw the future when she left her familys land to marry and begin farming with her new husband, Jim, 47 years …

Infamous Brexit promises haunt politicians as Britain faces crunch week

London (CNN)UK Prime Minister Theresa May is braced for what could be her biggest policy climbdown yet, after insisting for years that “no deal for Britain is better than a bad deal” and that her country would leave the European Union on March 29, 2019. The hubris and fantastical claims sold by many Brexit-supporting politicians — and indeed some remainers — are now facing their moment of truth as the deadline for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU looms large. As some companies jump ship, retailers stockpile products and fears of medicine shortages run high, one thing is becoming clear: The utopia that many of the 17.4 million Brexit voters dreamed of may be undeliverable. The sunlit uplands They initially …

‘A race against time’: urban explorers record vanishing Hong Kong

From Bruce Lees mansion to Bauhaus-style Central Market, HK Urbex are documenting the fast-changing citys fading heritage We just had to hop the fence. It was kind of easy, says Ghost, co-founder of HK Urbex, as he explains how the urban explorer group gained access to the former mansion of late martial arts superstar Hong Kong group are quick to distance themselves from people who illegally access rooftops just to take selfies and post them on social media. Once inside Bruce Lees former mansion, HK Urbex took photos and video of the interiors and exteriors to add to the list of more than 100 derelict and demolition-threatened sites they have documented since Ghost and Echo Delta formed the group in …

People Are Questioning The U.S Healthcare System After This Americans Positive ER Experience In Taiwan Goes Viral

Getting sick really sucks, no matter where you are. However, there are certain places in the world where the bill for emergency care is a killer blow that magnifies your misery 100 fold, so you better make sure your insurance is top notch. Image credits: Image credits: Image credits: His post has been shared over 200k times on Facebook, and has reignited the long-running debate about the criminally inhumane healthcare system in the U.S. Predictably, there were some people who continue to vote against their own interests and live in perpetual fear of the term ‘socialized,’ so Kevin posted an update that clarified a few points and shed light on the way they do things in Taiwan. he wrote, “one …

Trump’s tariff war pushes US trade deficit to 10-year high

Trade imbalance rose to $621bn in 2018 despite new tariffs while deficit jumped 19% in December alone The US trade deficit hit a 10-year high in December, dealing a blow to Donald Trumps efforts to restrict imports, especially from China, with protectionist trade tariffs. The gap between the goods US companies sell to China and Chinese imports ballooned to a record $419bn (318bn), while the total deficit in goods with all countries jumped to $891bn. A surplus in services trade was unable to prevent the overall deficit for 2018 from rising nearly 19% in December to a decade-long high of $621bn, the commerce department said. With US consumers continuing to demand imported phones, laptops and computer accessories, mostly from China, …

As GM’s Lordstown plant idles, an iconic American job nears extinction

Lordstown, Ohio (CNN Business)When Felice Robinson was hired at General Motors’ Lordstown plant in 1995, she thought the rest of her life was taken care of. Read the letters kids wrote to save their town’s auto plant GM is getting rid of these 6 cars Without GM, Lordstown, Ohio, will never be the same “We understand that the decision that was made is very difficult for this community because it impacts people and families,” GM spokesman Daniel Flores told CNN Business. “Unfortunately, customers are not buying the product at a volume that would justify continued production. In the end, we made this decision at a point in time where we have the ability to offer opportunities to people who want …

Joe Biden’s Biggest 2020 Problem Is Joe Biden

As Democratic voters begin to consider who to make their standard-bearer in the 2020 election, Joe Biden has held an early, commanding lead to take on Donald Trump. The former vice president spent the closing weeks of the 2018 midterms in what Politico a “working class whisperer tour” to the midwestern states that Trump carried. Emphasizing his Scranton, Pennsylvania, roots, Biden styled himself in stop after stop as “Middle-Class Joe Feuding With Ted Kennedy Biden first came to the nation’s capital in 1973 as the junior senator from Delaware, one of the few bright spots for Democrats in a disastrous 1972 election. Like most new members of Congress, he exercised little influence in his early years. At 30, he was …

Elizabeth Warren’s call to disband tech giants is a step in the right direction

(CNN)Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Elizabeth Warren argued in a blog post on Friday that “it’s time to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook.” The reason, she says, is because they have become such large monopolies that they’re stifling competition from smaller startups and therefore impeding opportunities and innovation. Sen. Warren is right that the business monopolies these companies enjoy are bad for other American businesses and ultimately reduce the choices of consumers. But there’s another kind of power these tech companies all have that is an even bigger threat: their monopoly on information. Warren’s proposal doesn’t fully fix this larger problem. Sign up for our new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook Sen. Warren is on the right …

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This vending machine can help save the environment — and save you money

In the battle against plastic pollution, Henry Pino has devised a weapon. He calls it the Ecopod, or as he likes to describe it: A vending machine with an environmental conscience. Creating a ‘circular economy’ EcoPod is built upon the circular economy model, which aims to reduce waste by prolonging the use of items like plastic containers by finding ways to refill or reuse them. “I’ve always been in love with the beautiful marine environment that surrounds my home city of Miami,” said Pino, 55. “With the circular economy [model], our goal is to help facilitate a more sustainable retail model that protects the health of our planet.” Susan Collins, president of California-based nonprofit Container Recycling Institute, thinks Ecopod has …

Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms

The $35,000 base Model 3 will still be available, but the company is raising prices by 3 percent on all other models. In a Monday filing with government regulators, Tesla now says it closed 10 percent of its stores, but a few of those will now remain open. Another 20 percent are being evaluated and some could remain open. The company gave no numbers, but said it would close only about half the stores that it had intended to. It has 378 stores and service centers worldwide and about 100 stores in the U.S. If the company closes 30 percent of the stores that would equal about 110. “As a result of keeping significantly more stores open, Tesla will need …

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma reportedly exploring bankruptcy

Sackler family, the companys wealthy owners, are under mounting pressure to address their role in the opioid crisis Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin, is exploring filing for bankruptcy to address potentially significant liabilities from roughly 2,000 lawsuits alleging the drugmaker contributed to the deadly opioid crisis sweeping the United States, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The potential move shows how Purdue and its wealthy owners, to mounting litigation accusing the company of misleading doctors and patients about risks associated with by flooding the market with highly addictive opioids while falsely the nations opioid crisis. Opioids, including prescription painkillers, heroin and fentanyl, were involved in filed for bankruptcy earlier this year after deadly wildfires raised the prospect …

Formula E to make London return with ‘one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor’ track

(CNN)Formula E plans to stage a race in 2020 that will feature an indoor section as the sport returns to London. London previously held four editions of the electric car race between 2015 and 2016, with Sam Bird claiming glory on home soil in the second of the 2015 races. However, the Battersea Park Street Circuit used as the final event during Formula E’s first two years was scrapped after facing opposition, which accused the environmentally-focused series of harming the local green space area. Bird, who now has eight Formula E race wins to his name and 17 podiums, said that he was “delighted” by the news. He explained: “As a British driver and a previous London E-Prix winner, I’m …

Doctors Are Unhappy After Canada Spends Millions Of Foreign Aid Money On Homeopaths

It has recently emerged that the government of Canada is providing 350,000 Canadian dollars ($263,000) of foreign aid to homeopathic organization Terre Sans Frontières to provide “treatment” against a tropical illness known as Chagas disease in Honduras. Equal contributions have been given to similar projects in Bolivia and Tanzania. Homeopathy is a belief system that’s not based on scientific evidence. The practice relies on two premises: they believe that water has memory (rejecting the idea that water is made of molecules) and that the more diluted a substance is, the more potent it becomes. Finally, they believe that “likes cure likes” – that is, if a substance creates a similar effect as an illness, then it can cure you of said illness. “There was …