It May Get Worse.
The Great Barrier Reef has lost half its corals. Earth breaks September heat record, may reach warmest year.Wildfire smoke in U.S. exposes millions to hazardous pollution. Nearly half of the U.S. is in drought. It may get worse.Read more
What Does JPMorgan Call Its Crime? "A Little Razzle-Dazzle to Juke the Algos"
The case against JPMorgan Chase for manipulating precious-metals and Treasury markets has many of the usual features. On September 29th it admitted to wrongdoing in relation to the actions of employees who, authorities claim, fraudulently rigged markets tens of thousands of times in 2008–16.Read more
Eat the Rich
People have been told all their lives that this economy is inevitable and indispensable, and that if they just give it free rein it will ultimately work for them.Read more
America at the Edge of Autocracy
In an established autocracy — like Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Turkey, or Mohammed bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia — it is nearly impossible to criticize or to investigate the autocrat.Read more
"The Social Dilemma" director hopes to spark a movement
A new report from the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel deems that Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook have abusively wielded their monopoly-like power. The panel found that the "tech giants" hobbled innovation, slashed consumer choice, and threatened democracy itself.Read more
In Hong Kong, Beijing Asserts Its "Might Is Right"
The law of the Mainland is coming down hard on long-suffering Hong Kong. In July, teenage pro-independence activist Tony Chung became the first political figure arrested for violating the Beijing-imposed national-security law.Read more
As hundreds of thousands die, billionaires rake in riches
Amid the global pandemic of coronavirus that has seen over a million dead and millions more out of work, the wealth of the world's richest has reportedly risen beyond $10 trillion.Read more
Are We Plunging Into a New Dark Age?
Plagued by climate change–induced disasters, political turmoil, and the worst pandemic in a century, the world barely noticed when the United Nations released a report last month detailing calamitous prospects for the diversity of life on Earth.Read more
Trump is infected . . . with xenophobia
Just before it was revealed that he (and many other Republicans) had been infected with coronavirus, President Trump announced that he aims to limit the number of refugees allowed into the United States next year to just 15,000.Read more
Uncovered Anarcast: Anarchist Spirits
From Occupy to Antifa, why are anarchist ideas and tactics appealing to an ever broader, younger audience?Read more