Cooperate Or Die: In Private Meeting, Top Facebook Exec Threatened News Outlets

Authored by Jake Johnson via Common Dreams, During a closed-door and off-the-record meeting last week, top Facebook executive Campbell Brown reportedly warned news publishers that refusal to cooperate with the tech behemoth’s efforts to “revitalize journalism” will leave media outlets dying “like in a hospice.” Reported first…

Who The US & China Have Trade Disputes With

According to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), trade disputes are common and they can arise when a government believes that another government has violated an agreement or commitment made in the WTO. As Statista’s Niall McCarthy notes, the WTO has endeavored to end such disputes…

Former Bank Of Canada Head: ‘Pipeline Protesters May Be Killed…So Be It’

Authored by Andrea Germanos via Common Dreams, As Canada’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project faces ongoingopposition, the former governor of the Bank of Canada said that protesters may die but that the government should push the project through anyway. Speaking at an event Wednesday, David…

UN Report Condemns Trump Admin For “Deliberately” Creating Devastating Inequality

Authored by Jake Johnson via Common Dreams, It is no secret that the United States has among the worst levels of inequality, poverty, and infant mortality of all wealthy nations, but a scathing new United Nations report (pdf) concludes that President Donald Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress are “deliberately”…

Ranking The Most (And Least) Productive Industries

Via Priceonomics.com, A common complaint for people about their workplace is that things never get done. Bureaucracy, politics, and coordination costs among teams means that projects are completed at a snail’s pace, if it all. You often see this complaint among people at large companies,…