A program designed to ease the student-debt burden of teachers, public defenders and other modestly paid workers in the public sector is also set to help thousands of physicians, many of whom work for nonprofit hospitals. On average, recent medical-school graduates who enroll in the program will have $131,000 in their student debt forgiven. Source: […]
The logic is similar to that of a carbon tax — addressing what economists term “market failures.” Source: Why so many economists back Obama’s idea of a tax on oil – The Washington Post
Data Mining Reveals a Global Link Between Corruption and Wealth | MIT Technology Review.
The climate movement is way too focused on market-based solutions Why ignoring global warming is like driving across a rickety bridge Everyone’s talking about the Ferguson looters. Let’s shame the polluters, too
http://www.forumforthefuture.org/greenfutures/articles/energy-economics-if-thermodynamics-mattered This article describes how the cost of different energy sources changes if we factor in thermodynamics – solar becomes much cheaper.
For the first time ever, more than half of U.S. congressmen are worth $1 million or more, even as wages have remained stagnant for many Americans. Millionaires Are Now the Majority Party in Congress
Deciding how much should be invested in fighting climate change depends on your investment outlook. Counting the Cost of Fixing the Future