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It’s tough getting everyone to pay their fair share

2014.07.10 Ranchers in Idaho are threatening to face off against the government once again…and this time, it’s over some birds. The US government is considering listing the sage grouse as an endangered species, which could have a sharp impact on the very generous arrangement that the ranchers currently enjoy. Much of the cattle ranching in…

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Top 1% has 65 times more wealth than the bottom half and the global elite like it that way

2014.02.13 Did you know that the 85 richest people in the world have about as much wealth as the poorest 50% of the entire global population does? In other words, 85 extremely wealthy individuals have about as much wealth as the poorest 3,500,000,000 do. This shocking statistic comes from a new report on global poverty by…

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More Canadians employed in mining than previously reported

2014.02.04 New data shows a dramatic increase in the number of Canadians employed in the mining industry with more than 418,000 people in full-time-equivalent jobs working in various facets of the sector, according to the Mining Association of Canada’s latest Facts & Figures 2013 report. Drawing from a new data source, Natural Resources Canada released…

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The dollar and the debt ceiling

2013.10.19 The dollar is the world’s go-to currency. But for how much longer? Will the dollar’s status as the only true global currency be irreparably damaged by the battle in the US Congress over raising the federal government’s debt ceiling? Is the dollar’s “exorbitant privilege” as the world’s main reserve currency truly at risk? To…

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