Category World Economy History

Report: gap between rich and poor is undermining economic growth

The economic dangers of widening inequality are highlighted in a new report presented at the OECD Forum in Paris. It said the gap between rich and poor is at its highest in decades in many countries, and efforts to tackle that will only succeed if they look beyond income and focus on better access to […]

An explanation on what is happening with Russia and Ukraine Unrest in 2014

Found this great explanation on Reddit, hope that it will help you understand. Link to comment on Reddit. “The version I’ll tell is controversial, but the most accurate. Russian President Vladimir Putin has envisioned a return of Russia to superpower status. In order for the now re-energized nation to do this, it must win influence […]

Video shows evidence of snipers firing at protesters in Kiev

Credit: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty This video shows security forces and snipers firing. There were renewed clashes between security forces and protesters in Kiev’s Independence Square on February 20 despite a putative ceasefire. Sniper fire was widely reported. Ukrainian Olympian: “I don’t want to participate when in my country people die.” http://huff.to/1h0dXpR euronews: the most […]

Ukraine Protest: Molotov cocktails and fireworks used in intense clashes in Kiev

“Twenty-five people have been killed in fighting between anti-government protesters and police in the capital Kiev, the Ukrainian Health Ministry said, with the Interior Ministry saying nine police officers were among the dead. Ukrainian riot police were still fighting protesters occupying a central Kiev square early on Wednesday after the bloodiest day since the former […]

At Least 25 Killed in Ukraine Protests, Photos, Videos

I can't stop returning to this image from #Kiev earlier today. What words were exchanged? Photo by Vlad Sodel/Reuters pic.twitter.com/EcKJemw7ef — Vaughn Wallace (@vaughnwallace) February 18, 2014     “West readies sanctions. Yanukovich slams coup bid.” – Reuters “Ukraine crisis, EU readies Sanctions” – The Guardian Ukraine’s president is blaming opposition leaders for the latest deadly […]

Senate Bill H.R. 2775 (Debt Limit/CR), Has Passed 81-18 to End U.S. Government Shutdown

The U.S. Senate has made great progress at the last moment. Hopefully the U.S. House will pass the bill as well, and this government shutdown can come to an end. Also, I hope that the next time it comes up in 2014, they will fund the government for a full year instead of just a […]

Delaware Senator Chris Coons Warns About Threat of Default

U.S. Senator Chris Coons speaks on the Senate floor about the dangers of the United States defaulting on its debts, and looks at each of the options moving forward. October 14, 2013. http://coons.senate.gov UPDATE: Senate Passes Bill to End Government Shutdown 10/16/2013

U.S. 2013 Government Shutdown: The GOP’s little rule change they hoped you wouldn’t notice

Bless Chris Van Hollen for telling it like it is. See video. UPDATE: Senate Passes Bill to End Government Shutdown 10/16/2013 “Late in the evening on September 30, 2013, the House Rules Committee Republicans changed the Rules of the House so that the ONLY Member allowed to call up the Senate’s clean CR for a vote […]

A U.S. Default on Debt Seen as Catastrophe, to Have Worldwide Affects

A U.S. default on it’s debt would be devastating to not only the U.S. but also it’s affects would ripple around the world. There is often talk of “slippery slopes” in politics, well this is one that the United States should not go down. Republicans are not letting on how devastating this could be to […]