fix articles 87075, regulations
New Student Loan Rule Sides with For-Profit Colleges (tags)
This week the US Department of Education proposed new student "borrower defense" rules.
The Unsettling Truth about the Rolling Back of Dodd-Frank Regulations (tags)
The Unsettling Truth about the Rolling Back of Dodd-Frank Regulations
After the Hurricanes (tags)
Hurricane Harvey, followed quickly by Irma, left in its wake upended lives and enormous property damage, estimated by some at $150-180 billion. But the pummeling that America received also raise deep questions about its economic system and politics.
European Union Votes on Corporate Transparency Regulations (tags)
The European Parliament is set to vote on landmark corporate transparency rules known as "country-by-country" reporting.
An Uncertain Future for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (tags)
The future of a federal consumer watchdog agency is uncertain amidst pledges to reduce the agency.
Consumer Protection Bureau Unveils New "Payday" Lending Rules (tags)
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau releases new rules governing "payday" lending - high interest loans that impact low-income communities.
Report Questions Florida Payday Lending Rules (tags)
A new report by the Center for Responsible Lending says “payday” lending fees cost Florida residents $2.5 billion over the past decade.
Leaked Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Draft Text (tags)
TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracyand the Public Interest (tags)
The controversial investment-protection agreement establishes a parallel justice giving security to all investors.. The states would be liable for compensation for any lower profits.. We all know our plane can only survive when we do everything for a sustainable economy.
TTIP: Redistribution of Power, not Free Trade (tags)
The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) involves the redistribution of power away from the parliaments and to the executive and its unelected lobbyists. The TTIP does not involve freedom of trade.
Open Letter on TTIP and Financial Regulations (tags)
The TTIP, "Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership," has been secretly negotiated since June 2013 and massively threatens social and environmental regulations and public sector jobs. Corporations could sue states, states could not sue corporations and decisions are irrevocable.
Anti-Democratic Straitjackets (tags)
The TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (also called TAFTA) is an undemocratic corporate investment agreement that allows corporations to sue sovereign states for lost profits. This agreement negotiated in secret since 2013 does not allow states to sue.
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), 41 pp (tags)
The Investor-State Dispute mechanism gives corporations the status of nation states. The Swedish energy corporation Vattenfall is suing Germany for 1 billion Euros for stopping nuclear power too quickly!
Our Triple Jobs Problem (tags)
First, even as unemployment has inched down, the economy has created barely enough jobs to match population growth. Second, this enormous labor-market “slack” has stifled workers’ bargaining power and kept wages low. Third, policies over 30 years have undermined workers
Climate Change Policy Gap Between USA and Europe Grows, as Norway Sets New Carbon Tax (tags)
Ignored in the Presidential debates -- climate change policies in the USA and Europe are diverting - wildly. Norway just set a new national carbon tax, while the US House of Representatives recently voted to ban CO2 regulations. Like we live on different planets.
What's the Beef? (tags)
The USDA sets stronger regulations on E. coli in ground beef.
Obama Plans Gutting Regulations for Corporate Favorites (tags)
BTL:Strict Environmental Regulations Have Cut Deaths Resulting from Coal Pollution (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
Obama's Justice Dept's Forbidden Words & Spying on Skype, Facebook, Blackberry (tags)
The forbidden fruit always tastes the best, and here are Obama's Justice Dept's forbidden words that were the basis for the latest invasion of peace activists' homes and grand jury subpoenas: PALESTINE, SOCIALISM, CLASS STRUGGLE, IMPERIALISM, REVOLUTION, MARXISM, TROTSKYISM. Learn those words early and repeat them loudly everywhere.
San Bruno - Natural Gas Pipeline Safety is a Myth! (tags)
San Bruno, CA - Following another deadly natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion, it becomes clear that there are few safety standards and the promises of safety made by natural gas pipeline operator corporations like PG&E, El Paso and others are nothing less than blatant deceptions of the public trust. Federal regulators at PHMSA are beholden to corporate interests, NOT to public safety.
Colorado Gives Marijuana Dispensaries Legal Status (tags)
Governor Signs Regulations for State’s Medical Marijuana Industry
VIDEO: Joseph Stiglitz' "Freefall" on BookTV (tags)
"Incentives matter. Short-sighted behavior on an annual basis involved excessive risk taking. `Too big to fail' is ersatz capitalism socializing losses.
the Deeper Origins of the Economic Crisis (tags)
For all the horror the global economic crisis has caused for so many people, one progressive consequence has emerged: many of these people are becoming politically conscious — searching for information to better understand their political and economic system. They want to know how things got the way they did and what can be done about it. Unfortunately, much of the resulting analysis has focused too little on actual causes, and too much on abstract financial details and other consequences of deeper economic problems. Therefore, the typical explanation of the economic crisis goes as follows: depression-era financial regulations were tossed aside, and banks were allowed to merge into new institutions that then invented ways to transform debts into assets, which were gambled away on the stock exchange to the tunes of trillions of dollars. All of which is true. What’s missing, however, is why.
"The Market is not a Safe Bank" by Helmut Schmidt (tags)
This crisis was avoidable. The fact that American investment banks are not subject to any normal bank supervision is scandalous. Financial transactions must be subject to rules and security standards. The heavier the traffic, the more rules and regulations are needed.
Forget Wall Street! (tags)
Foreign countries will not finance US wars and US consumption for ever. The US must accept the new reality that countries want to diversity, not accumulate dollars. What becomes of a country that refuses systemic criticism and sets missions and agendas above facts and realities?
Gov't to establish waste treatment plant in Zarqa (tags)
Giuen Wealth Field
Where are they supposed to get it? (tags)
A account of the situation created when voters speak and the state doesn't listen. Legal residents are being treated like criminals for following state law. I own and operate a Medical Marijuana Collective so this is my frustration turned to words.
British food aid to be Burned (tags)
HUNDREDS of tons of British food aid shipped to America for starving Hurricane Katrina survivors is to be burned.
BTL:Failure of Bush Administration's Clear Skies Initiative Activates... (tags)
...Regulations to Weaken Environmental Enforcement ~ Interview with John Walke, director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's clean air program, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Building Bridges Radio: Homeland Security Attacks Its Workers Plus Tribute to Ossie Davis (tags)
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27:40 radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON URL LINK BELOW.
Gov. Wants to Steal Your Lunch (tags)
By law, you're entitled to 30 minutes of paid lunch for every 8 hours of work, and two 15 minute breaks per 4 hours of work. The Gov. wants to make it harder for those already defrauded out of this from complaining.
RIP-OFF Massive pay cuts, longer hours loom for 6 million workers as Bush guts overtime (tags)
Women and working parents especially hard hit
On Gard (tags)
Like so many Republicans, Gard is hell-bent to eliminate regulations even though the contamination of the lakes that has desrtoyed local commercial fishing and tourism. If such Libertarians were in charge, we would be fresh out of edible fish everywhere.
Businessman Spends $25,000/year to Meet Federal Regulations (tags)
From the book "The State vs. The People" by Claire Wofe. Also, check out Alex Jones (www.infowars.net) for more on government abuses.
The "special interests" behind Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign (tags)
While Schwarzenegger has criticized Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante for taking money from unions and Indian tribes, the Republican candidate has collected at least $2.5 million from individual donors, attorneys, business interests, venture capitalists and California companies. Some of them employ full-time lobbyists in Sacramento.
Liberty: Solutions--Solving the tenacious problem of homelessness (tags)
Libertarians have SOLVED homelessness! Just eliminate all zoning laws, land-use regulations, growth-control measures, and building codes that increse housing costs -- but don't be surprised when your matchstick house collapses in an earthquake or becomes poisoned by the chemical factory next-door -- "Live and let live"
BTL:House Passes White House Plan To Deprive Millions of Workers Overtime Pay. (tags)
Interview with Jared Bernstein, senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Solving the tenacious problem of homelessness (tags)
The Libertarian Party thinks it has the answer the homeless are in dire need of: elimination of all zoning laws, land-use regulations, growth-control measures, building codes, and rent control laws.
Disputed Air ID Law May Not Exist (tags)
Disputed Air ID Law May Not Exist Note also about First Class lavatories referred to at end.
PUBLIC CITIZEN: 3 Recent FAA Security Regulations Failed to Protect Public (tags)
Public Citizen has issued a report, "Delay, Dilute, and Discard: How the Airline Industry and the FAA Have Stymied Aviation Security Recommendations," which focuses attention on three recent FAA regulations that failed to adequately protect the public. "The FAA has engaged in constant foot-dragging and kowtowing to industry demands, which have seriously jeopardized public safety." Agency Bows to Industry to Water Down Critical Security Improvements; Report Suggests Creation of an Independent Aviation Law Enforcement Agency
Free Speech Radio Activists Protest the National Assoc. of Home Builders (tags)
2 photos: San Francisco, CA - On July 25th a small group of KPFA free speech radio activists held a demonstration against the National Association of Home Builders.
Chinese government has unveiled new regulations for genetically modified foods (tags)
AND WE CRITICIZE CHINA! In an attempt to boost its food production, the Chinese government has unveiled new regulations for genetically modified foods, hoping that the rules will encourage cultivation of more GM crops. The rules require that certain genetically modified foods must be "properly labeled before they are allowed to be sold on the open market."