Tag: Norway

I Left Norway’s Lockdown for the US. The Difference Is Shocking. | The Nation

What scientists might learn from such studies, like the new contact-tracing one in Massachusetts, remains to be seen, but surely one inescapable conclusion is that this virus is smarter, more agile, and faster on its feet than any of its associates we’ve met before or, for that matter, than most of our public officials, from a failed president on down. And for any readers who believe in politics more than science, let me just say that without science, you won’t even know what hit you.

I Left Norway’s Lockdown for the US. The Difference Is Shocking. | The Nation

Australia needs a sovereign wealth fund like Norway for the next boom – electrification – Michael West

What we need it would seem is not a Sovereign Fund but a Global one.(ODT)

When BHP calls nickel a once in a lifetime investment opportunity, it pays to take notice. At stake is the future of mining in Australia. So, it’s time to learn from history, writes Tosh Szatow. Let’s not squander the next boom, electrification, like the last, a minerals boom whose profits were whisked offshore by a cabal of multinational tax avoiders.

via Australia needs a sovereign wealth fund like Norway for the next boom – electrification – Michael West

Norway set to gain more from drilling in Great Australian Bight than Australia | Australia news | The Guardian

Birdlife on the Coorong near the mouth of the Murray River where it flows into the Great Australian Bight

Campbell and Shields argue that Norway reaps the rewards from “direct ownership” of oil and gas fields, with global revenue of $46bn from the petroleum industry in 2019 compared with the $1.2bn Australia received from PRRT in 2017-18.

“As a result of the Australian government’s decision to raise little revenue from the exploitation of its oil and gas resources, drilling in the Bight is effectively a no-win proposition for Australia and the communities along its south coast,” the report said.

“While Australians are being asked to shoulder all of the economic and environmental risk of the project, a foreign government is likely to enjoy much of the financial gain.”

via Norway set to gain more from drilling in Great Australian Bight than Australia | Australia news | The Guardian

How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’ | Common Dreams Views

Sweden and Norway, for example, both experienced a major power shift in the 1930s after prolonged nonviolent struggle. They “fired” the top 1 percent of people who set the direction for society and created the basis for something different.

via How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’ | Common Dreams Views

Valhalla Awaits! After White Terrorism at Oslo Mosque, what if Trump spoke about Supremacists the Way he does Islam?

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It appears that the white nationalist shooter may have killed a female relative at home before heading to the mosque. Such nice people.

The massacre by a white nationalist terrorist of mostly Mexican-Americans at El Paso was also accompanied by an online rant citing the New Zealand monster.

Donald Trump’s hateful rhetoric and tweets are part of this stochastic white terrorism phenomenon.

All terrorist acts in the United States in 2018 were carried out by white nationalists. All.

So what would happen if we took Trump’s bigoted and unfair statements on Muslims and just plugged in white nationalist instead? Those of us who are privileged in various ways might get a sense of how invidious and discriminatory Trump really has been.

What would happen if we ask why so few of the 53 GOP senators have come out to denounce white nationalism? What about prominent white nationalist media figures? Did Tucker Carlson denounce the El Paso massacre? Why is he denying that white nationalism even exists? Why don’t we hear from the white leaders when a white nationalist stages an attack such as Oslo?

 

via Valhalla Awaits! After White Terrorism at Oslo Mosque, what if Trump spoke about Supremacists the Way he does Islam?

Women graduates will hurt the most

Make no mistake, the government’s proposed lowering of the university debt repayment threshold to $45,000 will hurt female graduates the most. And the impact will be most felt by women in some of the most essential, yet underpaid professions in the country.

Women graduates will hurt the most

By Sharing Prosperity Most Evenly, Norway Wins Again

For the 12th year in a row, Norway has earned the honor of being listed as the best country in the world to live. The ranking appears in the United Nations Development Programme’s 2015 Human Development Report. The agency uses the Human Development Index (HDI) to score nearly 200 countries on factors including life expectancy at birth, average years of schooling, and gross national income per capita.

Source: By Sharing Prosperity Most Evenly, Norway Wins Again | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community