Tag «Crisis»

Together We Can Move Mountains

Together We Can Move Mountains

What would happen if one of your organs suddenly started only taking care of itself? You know, on the scale of the planet, that’s what we do as a species. Most of our cultures reflect our egoistic, individualistic nature. It’s a fact. The best examples of teamwork that we have in humans pale by comparison …

Will Catalonia Declare Independence After Spain Moves to Impose Direct Rule, Oust Catalan Leaders?

Will Catalonia Declare Independence After Spain Moves to Impose Direct Rule, Oust Catalan Leaders?

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracy Now.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman. We begin today’s show with the political crisis in Spain. On Saturday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he’s moving to impose direct rule over Catalonia, stripping the northeastern region of its autonomy in efforts to crush Catalonia’s independence …

The Property Tax Scandal in The US

The Property Tax Scandal in The US

One of the kinds of taxes in America that really represents a scandal long overdue to be part of the national agenda for change, is the property tax. Here in the United States we use a whole bevy of different taxes to pay for what our Federal, State and local governments do for us. Today …

How to Solve the Housing Crisis

How to Solve the Housing Crisis

This episode of Real Engineering is brought to you by Brilliant, a problem-solving website that teaches you to think like an engineer. We’ve been hearing about it for years. The 21st century is the era of urbanization. In almost every country around the world, people are packing their bags, and moving into cities at record …

Venezuela crisis: A brief history | IN 60 SECONDS

What’s playing out on headlines and television screens today in Venezuela is a confrontation with the narco- dictatorship. It began in 1998 when Hugo Chavez was elected. He immediately began to dismantle the democratic institutions of Venezuela, and consolidate power into the hands of the executive. That revolution also made common cause with narco-traffickers, with …