Unemployment is low, profits are high, but wages remain stubbornly flat. Could the decline of organized labor be to blame?
The press tends to cover the immediate aftermath of natural disasters. Readers get heroic stories, viewers see great visuals, and if they are lucky, the victims get help while people are paying attention. Then comes the long road to recovery.
The basic bomb shelter has had an upgrade in the form of $3 million condos where the ultra-wealthy can insulate themselves from Armageddon.
For-profit water corporations see America’s crumbling infrastructure as a business opportunity. Either they buy struggling water systems or market their services to cities like Pittsburgh that need the help.
We are suffering a period of extreme weather patterns that a German insurance company says could only happen because of climate change. Last year was the hottest year ever – tracking on 14 months in a row of record-breaking temperatures.