11:13 [Brookings] (E)
For many people, job loss can be a catastrophe with far-reaching negative psychological and economic consequences.
17:37 [RT] (E)
John Wight - As the UK political establishment rips itself to pieces over Brexit, a far greater crisis continues to afflict millions of victims of Tory austerity. A devastating UN report into poverty in the UK provides incontrovertible evidence that the enemy of the British people is the very ruling class that has gone out of its way these past few years to convince them it is Russia.
22:03 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Thanks to Japan`s culture of not compensating CEOs with exorbitant sums, many suspect that Carlos Ghosn`s `misappropriation` and `misreporting` of company assets and his income was somehow related to the fact that he earned roughly half what comparable executives of European and US carmakers would earn. That could stoke a lot of resentment for somebody used to living the high life - which the Ghosn`s undoubtedly were.
16:44 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Drivers who work for Lyft and Uber have seen their earnings cut in half from where they were just four years ago, according to a new study, which found that drivers earned 53% less in 2017 than they did in 2013.
7:44 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Could you imagine living in an RV on a permanent basis? On the one hand, such a lifestyle can offer a sense of freedom that is absolutely exhilarating. Instead of being tied down to just one place, you can freely travel the country and live anywhere that you want. Such a lifestyle makes it easy to escape the cold in the winter and the heat in the summer, and if you don’t like your neighbors you can literally leave the next day.
22:20 [Fort Russ News] (E)
The Chinese ritual of executing corrupt politicians and seemingly random billionaires is probably one of the most forward thinking, advanced, and stabilizing institutions in the world today.
16:25 [Global Research] (E)
At the age of 10 I was sent as a scholarship student to a boarding school for the uber-rich in Massachusetts. I lived among the wealthiest Americans for the next eight years. I listened to their prejudices and saw their cloying sense of entitlement. They insisted they were privileged and wealthy because they were smarter and more talented. They had a sneering disdain for those ranked below them in material and social status, even the merely rich. Most of the uber-rich lacked the capacity for empathy and compassion.
2:28 [Zero Hedge] (E)
California made major news this month, reclaiming a valuable economic marker and surpassing Britain as the fifth largest economy in the world. Its growth after the recession has accelerated under President Trump and even turned a modest surplus. However, the Golden State remains one of the most unequal in the nation.
8:57 [Zero Hedge] (E)
The homelessness crisis in the United States is getting a lot worse, and it is happening at a pace that is absolutely frightening.
2:31 [The American Conservative] (E)
Housing has become expensive all over, at least if you want to be near a source of employment. In some coastal areas, the cost of housing is ridiculous. Case in point: people in New York City will pay $1,800 for 98 square feet in a building where there is access to a kitchen, but otherwise just a room and bathroom, basically the size of a walk-in closet