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California is the third state this year to pass statewide rent protections, but this bill shouldn’t be confused with genuine rent control.

https://t.co/KzgNTNfSyQ

“[An INET] study demonstrated that many large drug companies ‘routinely distribute more than 100 percent of profits to shareholders, generating the extra cash by reducing reserves, selling off assets, taking debt, or laying off employees.'”
https://t.co/uBiky7mSsN

New energy efficiencies in the transportation, building and industrial sectors can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by 50%, according to an ACEEE report. https://t.co/enhSSJJGWo

To afford an average two-bedroom apartment in the city, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, a worker would need to make $32.02 an hour — more than double the D.C. living wage.

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Since the 1970’s, the top 1% have had their wealth grown up to 300%, while the bottom 50% had no growth in wealth at all.

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Not only are red and blue America experiencing two different economies, but those economies are diverging fast and in real time. https://t.co/A6rw0Zx5NO @markmuro1 @jacob_whiton 1/

Over the next decade, Siemens will spend more than €600 million to create what it’s been calling “Siemensstadt 2.0,” a “smart city” project with research facilities, space for startups, and a new production facility—the company’s largest worldwide. https://t.co/bHCEkq2L5C

“No matter how fast or slowly languages are spoken, they tend to transmit information at about the same rate: 39 bits per second, about twice the speed of Morse code.” Read more about this groundbreaking study here:

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New York Sets a Goal for 5,000 New Curbside Rain Gardens https://t.co/vgNvcT48W5 #readlater #feedly

The future water wars: Ethiopia rejects Egypt proposal on Nile dam operation https://t.co/EGImnopLj8 #news #feedly

The Financial Times’ Martin Wolf Discovers that Rentier Capitalism and Financialization Increase Inequality and Hurt Growth https://t.co/dI53vAO8x4 #readlater #feedly

Sustainable food and land use transition could net $4.5 trillion economic boost https://t.co/YcIQ1nhye9

The Federal Reserve added a third dose of liquidity to a vital corner of the funding markets Thursday, helping rates retreat further as investors warn that fresh bouts of stress remain possible in the weeks ahead https://t.co/hfHlmogeEy

Republicans are all the same. They want to take credit for all the economic output of liberal, racially diverse cities, but assign the blame for all the social challenges to the liberals running it.

Your state would be just rocks and crabs without Baltimore, dude. https://t.co/voSJHFngju

In Dublin, the recent loss of popular murals and local pubs is fueling a deeper angst over mass tourism, redevelopment and urban transformation, writes @FeargusOSull. https://t.co/xNbMHQQSaY

President Trump appears far more concerned about defending the United States against dangerous California than Putin’s Russia or North Korea.

The question is not, “did climate change cause a specific extreme event?“ but rather, “did climate change exacerbate or amplify it?” (short thread) https://t.co/XJJUkB5Zgl

The German company Siemens is launching an ambitious adaptive reuse project to revitalize its historic corporate campus, with a modern data-collecting twist. https://t.co/1nTmQHlxSH

Intensifying trade conflicts have sent global growth momentum tumbling toward lows last seen during the financial crisis, the OECD said in its latest outlook https://t.co/WBBfTEcUux

Catch me on @BBCWorld at 1.30pm debating whether we’re headed for another recession

As I argued in my @NewStatesman long read in March, it certainly looks that way https://t.co/J48KpM6hn2

Finland:

🇫🇮 No homework for primary school children
🇫🇮 Equal access for all children
🇫🇮Higher pay for teachers
🇫🇮Pre school to the age of 7
🇫🇮Huge state infrastructure investment
🇫🇮Modern curriculum

= One of the best education systems in the world.

In 2015, Indonesian plantation fires were responsible for 100,000 premature deaths and emitted more carbon on a daily basis than the entire EU.

This year looks to be worse https://t.co/EuUbLoqUaZ

This gets to my pet peeve about presidential election coverage that happens EVERY TIME we have an election.

The press spends about 95% of the time on POLLS and hardly any time on ISSUES.

It is not only lazy, it is a very bad way to educate the voters. https://t.co/Rddm7AZgwq

Based on census boundaries, ways of life, and physical characteristics, respectively, three new definitions offer a composite portrait of American suburbia. #citylabarchive https://t.co/ARtFXUHLls

Those commenting on Greta Thunberg would do well to remember that Joan of Arc led an army, Jane Austen wrote her 1st work, Sojourner Truth escaped slavery, Anne Frank kept her journal, & Malala won the Nobel Prize at the same age.

Young women are fierce when changing the world.

Most serious urban violence is concentrated among less than 1 percent of a city’s population, writes Stephen Lurie.

So why are we still criminalizing whole areas? #citylabarchive https://t.co/vL6fhG7rsV

Pahahahahaaaaaaa! They *STILL* cant deliver the Brexit they promised! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Maybe that’s because they promised magical unicorns that dont exist!

https://t.co/gxnoPa0AsW

1/3 For me, the Supreme Court decision this week is critical. If Johnson wins then any government can suspend Parliament any time they want to for whatever purpose they want as I understand it.

There will be no limit to Executive Powers.

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