Monopolies brought Hitler to power

Germany’s economic structure, which was dominated by monopolies and cartels, was essential to Hitler’s consolidation of power. Germany at the time, Mr. Kilgore explained, “built up a great series of industrial monopolies in steel, rubber, coal and other materials. The monopolies soon got control of Germany, brought Hitler to power and forced virtually the whole world into war.” Be Afraid of Economic …

North and South American Native Populations Are Over 15,000 years old, with 9,000 years of population stability — striking continuity compared to other parts of the world like Eurasia and Africa

A team has used genome-wide ancient DNA data to revise Central and South American history. Their analysis of DNA from 49 individuals spanning about 10,000 years in Belize, Brazil, the Central Andes, and southern South America has concluded that the majority of Central and South American ancestry arrived from at least three different streams of people entering from North America, …

Denver neighborhoods consider communally owned land to keep homes affordable

Denverite – Nov 2018 – In Globeville, Elyria-Swansea and Montbello, neighbors are discussing community land trusts as an answer to displacement. Members of the GES Coalition Organizing for Health and Housing Justice Angelina Torres (left to right), Nola Miguel, Mercedes Gonzalez and her granddaughter Rachel, Robin Reichhardt and Maria De Luna Jimenez pose for a photo in front of a …

VMT reduction with telework doesn’t happen in single worker families (i.e., there’s a base amount of driving for families)

Is working from home really reducing VMT? Posted on November 12th, 2018, SSTI research, TDM, VMT By Saumya Jain Several companies worldwide are now trying various strategies for reducing energy consumption, environmental impacts, overhead costs, etc. One such up and coming strategy involves transportation demand management solutions like teleworking and flexible schedules. With advancement in technology and telecommunications, teleworking is becoming easier for …

ange is making conditions more favourable for wildfires in the American west”, says the Guardian: “Of the 20 largest wildfires in California’s recorded history, 15 have occurred since 2000, at a time when forests have become drier and warmer

“Climate change is making conditions more favourable for wildfires in the American west”, says the Guardian: “Of the 20 largest wildfires in California’s recorded history, 15 have occurred since 2000, at a time when forests have become drier and warmer”. This “serves as an ever-more convincing argument for global warming”, says the Independent. The Intelligencer and NPR also cover the …

Highlights from Citizens to Lords: A Social History of Western Political Thought from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages, by Ellen Meiksins Wood

Page: 4, The Cold War generally encouraged the withdrawal of academics from trenchant social criticism. At any rate, political science lost much of its critical edge. The object of study for this so-called ‘science’ was not creative human action but rather political ‘behaviour’, which could, it was claimed, be comprehended by quantitative methods appropriate to the involuntary motions of material bodies, …

‘Corporations Are People’ Is Built on an Incredible 19th-Century Lie How a farcical series of events in the 1880s produced an enduring and controversial legal precedent

By Zephyr Teachout, March 5, 2018, NYTimes.com WE THE CORPORATIONS  How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights By Adam Winkler Illustrated. 472 pp. Liveright Publishing. $28.95. Around 300 B.C., the Romans invented a new way for a group of people to buy property and enter into contracts. Instead of making deals with a partner or set of partners, people could use a …