Tag: benefits

Free trade agreements are often ignored by business. So why has Australia signed a new one? – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Scott Morrison shakes hands at the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Bangkok, Thailand, November 4, 2019.

via Free trade agreements are often ignored by business. So why has Australia signed a new one? – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A Disney Heiress Reveals the 1 Percent’s Worst-Kept Secret

“Greetings from the 1%,” Disney begins the video. “[W]e in the 1% got a great Christmas present last year,” she says, “I don’t know if you remember—it was called a very big tax break.”

“I didn’t need it,” Disney continues, “but the Republicans gave it to me anyway. And I hear [that] if the Republicans do well in these midterms, they want to give me another one; an even bigger one, in fact.”

via A Disney Heiress Reveals the 1 Percent’s Worst-Kept Secret

There Is Power in a Union | The Nation

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These results should end the simplistic tales in which education alone challenges the dominance of the 1 percent. If we want to change whom our economy works for, we must change who gets to exercise power. And this paper makes it clear: There is power in a union.

via There Is Power in a Union | The Nation

Drug use can have social benefits, and acknowledging this could improve rehabilitation

The social benefits of drug use are more complex to quantify. But there are now numerous studies showing people use alcohol or other drugs in social settings such as bars, clubs and parties to enhance their interactions with others through increased confidence, greater sociability and less anxiety. For some people this leads to longer-term benefits such as stronger bonds with friends.

via Drug use can have social benefits, and acknowledging this could improve rehabilitation

Quitting coal: a health benefit equivalent to quitting tobacco, alcohol and fast-food | Jonathan Patz | Opinion | The Guardian

View of the Bayswater power station, near Muswellbrook in the Hunter region of NSW

The cost of solar is now well below the retail power prices in Australian capital cities, after dropping 58% in the past five years. What entirely eludes me is why, in a sun-baked country that has a national health campaign of “Slip, Slap, Slop, Seek, Slide”, the Australian government is not taking full advantage of the overabundance of sunlight to expand its renewal energy portfolio and avoid pollution-related deaths as a bonus.

Source: Quitting coal: a health benefit equivalent to quitting tobacco, alcohol and fast-food | Jonathan Patz | Opinion | The Guardian

How American Green Energy created 2.5 million Jobs and saved you from Bronchitis | Informed Comment

The Tree | – – As renewable jobs skyrocket in the US, so do their immense health benefits. According to …

Source: How American Green Energy created 2.5 million Jobs and saved you from Bronchitis | Informed Comment