20 July 2020 — Sustainable Pulse
Pesticides Increase Transmission of Debilitating Snail Fever Affecting Hundreds of Millions of People
20 July 2020 — theplanningmotivedotcom
This article looks at two current economic phenomena, how retail sales always out-perform and how investment banks in the USA always make profit come rain or shine.
A quick re-examination of US unemployment data, which is an embarrassment. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, there were 151.1 million in work in February plus 1.7 million (Labour Department data) insured workers claiming continuing unemployment benefits making a total of 152.8 million workers. In June, the number in work according to the BLS was 138.5 million and the number claiming benefits according to the LD was 17.3 million making a grand total of 155.8 million. An increase of 3 million. Now either the number in work has been overstated by 3 million or the number of claimants have.
19 July 2020 — Climate & Capitalism
Six new books … Greta Thunberg’s story; Fighting corporate food systems; Revolutionaries on climate; Food and revolution; A case for meat; Our carbon world
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19 July 2020 — What’s Left
In a major speech, US Attorney General William Barr dwelled at length on the threat Chinese-owned firms pose to corporate America’s domination of the global economy, but said little about Chinese policy on Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong, and the South China Sea, the usual reasons Washington cites for its growing anti-Chinese animus.
20 July 2020 — Global Research