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Gro Harlem Brundtland warned in 2001 that increasing inequality would encourage the spread of disease (Photo: AP) For the first time in living memory, the global economy is no longer shaped primarily by politicians or economists, or even by market forces. Instead, he was overwhelmed by the imperative for our health and the survival of …

“We went from 0 to 60 in five seconds,” said Kim Guadagno, Managing Director and President of Fulfill. Hurricane Sandy in 2012 was devastating, she said, but it’s worse because “the need is widespread, with no end in sight.” Last year, before the pandemic, Feeding America, the country’s largest network of food banks, fed 40 …

Today, a decade after the start of austerity, we are paying the price for this ideological crusade. Our health systems are critically under-resourced and our public institutions are ill-equipped to meet the challenges we face. Of course, it is welcome that governments are now loosening the purse strings to help individuals and businesses weather this …

No matter how many games are played this season, Phillies star wide receiver JT Realmuto will still be eligible for free will when it comes to an end. Major League Baseball and its players agreed on Thursday on a deal that will overhaul the sport’s economic system in light of what is expected to be …

A majority of Democratic voters believe the U.S. economic system is unfair, according to a new Hill / HarrisX poll. Fifty-seven percent of Democratic voters said the country’s economy was mostly or somewhat unfair, while 43 percent said it was mostly or somewhat fair. In contrast, seven in ten Republican voters said the US economic …

The stock market surged last week, with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 both hitting record highs and the Dow Jones Industrial Average still exceeding 29,000 per month after breaking that level for the first time. By a river, a scorpion that can’t swim asks a frog to carry it across a river on the frog’s …

Newswise – We react less negatively to extreme manifestations of economic disparity, such as homelessness, if we believe the economic system is fair and legitimate, and these differences in responsiveness are even detectable at the physiological level, notes a team of psychology researchers. The research, which appears in the newspaper Nature Communication, offers new insights …

The idea that the US economy is “rigged” for the benefit of the rich and special interests has been a major rallying cry in the 2016 presidential election and is already resurfacing in the race 2020. This message is likely to resonate with many Americans. Seven in ten American adults say their country’s economic system …

Fortunately, the Internet has not yet been invented because if it had been, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred might have some explanations for his return home to his wife, Colleen, mother of the couple’s four children. The household name at the Boston College CEO’s Luncheon at the Boston Harbor Hotel yesterday, Manfred answered questions …

The American economic system is a mixture of free market capitalism with government actions and controls. It has evolved with our nation. Many of us have come to believe that this system rewards hard work and is fair. Globalization and technological change have challenged this belief. The increased economic rewards for “knowledge workers” – people …