Is Wall Street a Ponzi Scheme?
Bernie Madoff languishes in jail; bankers continue to profit as the poor lose their homes. Stealing from the rich is punished more than stealing from the poor, says Danny Schechter.
The political right prefers to change the subject, while the left does not seem to have the time or energy to make economic justice its principal concern—even as polls show the economy is the number one problem for most in the U.S. Progressives should hang their heads in shame at the minimal amount of activism taking place against the banks and the escalating numbers of foreclosures. Homes and hope are being stolen from people for whom the term "depression" now has a personal, as well as economic, meaning.
We're more dependent on them than we realize.
- Scientists says our survival depends on biodiversity.
- A natural climate strategy we often forget.
- Seeing our place among the Earth's living creatures.
There's a high social cost that comes with lighting up.
While short-term results are positive, there is mounting evidence against staying in ketosis for too long.
- Recent studies showed volunteers lost equal or more weight on high-carb, calorie-restricted diets than low-carb, calorie restricted diets.
- There might be positive benefits to short-term usage of a ketogenic diet.
- One dietician warns that the ketogenic diet could put diabetics at risk for diabetic ketoacidosis.
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