Alex Logan If capitalism could be represented in a symbol, itd be the Golden Arches of McDonalds. If the economic system had a mascot, itd be Ronald, their terrifying greasepaint and nightmares clown (which Ive never understood why a company would want associated with edible products of any kind). Honestly, Grimace would be a better
Jen Hobbs When Air France announced last week that it will cut 2,900 jobs, the employees retaliated by storming the corporate headquarters. A violent mob forced Air France managers to flee — their shirts were ripped from their backs, and they had to scale fences to escape. Meanwhile in the United States, Monsanto announced today that it will eliminate 2,600 jobs
Off The Grid Kevin McCarthy, the frontrunner candidate for House Speaker, unexpectedly dropped out of the race Thursday afternoon minutes before the election. At 8AM, McCarthy (R-Ca) said he was running for Speaker and just four hours later he dropped out, sending the House of Representatives into chaos. Visibly shocked, outgoing Speaker, John Boehner promptly
Martin Shkreli has yet to decrease the price of Daraprim, the drug his company purchased and immediately increased the price by 5000%
Off The Grid Martin Shkreli became one of the most hated people in the nation last month for increasing the price of the life saving drug Daraprim. When he decided to increase the price by 5,000% from $13.50 to $750 per pill, a media firestorm followed. This caused him to reverse his decision, promising to
It’s ironic: a keynote lecture about surveillance and censorship from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman was destroyed out of fear of not following government guidelines.
Jen Hobbs Purdue holds a “Facility Security Clearance” from the U.S. government to conduct national security research using classified documents, according to Board of Trustees documents from 2014. What Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barton Gellman discovered is that rather than this contract granting Purdue the freedom to discuss and research information that is already classified, it actually gives the
Alex Logan 87% of Americans (92% of Democrats, 90% of Republicans, and 79% of Independents) think that our politicians should posses a basic understanding of the science informing public policy issues. Thats great! Science is important, everybody should know a little about it, even if you hate it, or even if youre a politician. But
Manoj Bhargava has over $4 billion dollars that he doesn’t need, so he is going to try to save the world instead.
Off The Grid Princeton dropout turned 5 Hour Energy millionaire, Manoj Bhargava, is giving away billions of dollars that he doesnt need. After dropping out of school because he was bored, Bhargava returned to his home country of India and launched the caffeine shot company, 5 Hour Energy, in 2004. Retail sales reached over $1
Off The Grid United States led coalition forces airdropped 50 tons of ammunition to Syrian rebels who are fighting ISIS in northern Syria overnight. The airdrop consisted of 112 pallets including 50 tons of ammunition as part of the Obama Administration’s effort to support rebel groups in new ways. “This airdrop seeks to build on
Is Joe Biden capitalizing on his own sons death?The VP claims that his son, “tried to make his father promise to run, arguing that the White House should not revert to the Clintons and that the country would be better off with Biden values.
Off The Grid I don’t think he’s capitalizing on his son’s death at all. It was a moment between Joe Biden and his son and its none of my damn business. That simple. If Joes son wanted him to run, only he and his son know that for sure. Its not going to make any
The 500 largest American companies hold more than $2.1 trillion in accumulated profits offshore to avoid U.S. taxes and would collectively owe an estimated $620 billion in U.S. taxes if they repatriated the funds, according to a study.
Off The Grid It clearly shows that corporations dont have your best interest in mind. They are not even paying their end and yet theyre controlling our elections by giving money and buying off politicians. Corporations dont have hearts or souls. They simply have bottom lines and they are all for profit. They will do
Off The Grid In an effort to recognize the indigenous cultures of America, some areas are recognizing Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day. This is also an effort to correct the misperception that Columbus was the first explorer to reach the banks of the New World. Should the name of Columbus Day change or stay
Charles Koch gives a rare interview to CBS Sunday Morning, in which he reportedly states he doesn’t contribute “dark” money to politics.
Off The Grid Related Story New White House Leak Claims Tony Blair Made ‘Deal’ with George Bush over Iraq War One Year Before Invasion “First of all, what I give isn’t dark. What I give politically, that’s all reported. It’s either to PACs or to candidates. And what I give to my foundations is all