The “Mercer Quality of living” study identifies the world´s most livable cities. We looked at what they have in common. They not only share a low crime rate, good infrastructure or good educational opportunities. They...
Barcelona aims to fill empty flats. The city recently wrote to 14 companies owning a total of 194 vacant apartments in Barcelona and warned them to rent them out. Otherwise, the city will take over...
He bought tax CDs to combat tax evasion - and recovered over 7 billion euros in tax revenues. At the same time, he has earned a lot of praise and criticism. Now, the members of...
Instead of paying taxes, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is staging a billion-dollar donation to fight climate change. Meanwhile, Amazon continues to support oil and gas companies as well as climate-denying think tanks. Employees now criticise...
Corona crisis makes the richest even richer: The assets of US billionaires increase by $434 billion during the American lockdown period. The biggest gains were recorded by Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Bill Gates (Microsoft) and Mark...
Spain will become the first country in the world to launch a pilot 4-day workweek at nation-state level, The Guardian reports. The government of Socialist Pedro Sánchez has accepted a proposal from the leftist Más...
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A lot of tax money goes into researching covid vaccines, but the profits are only cashed in by the pharma industry. For the sake of profit, pharmaceutical companies keep their patents under wraps, which prevents...
After his bestseller Capital in the 21st Century, the French star economist Thomas Piketty published his new monumental book. It is about the history of inequality and the vision of a more just society. The...
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In 1906, Iran was one of the first states in the Middle East to officially to become a democracy. However, in order to secure cheap oil from the country, the US and Britain overthrew progressive...
More than 80 millionaires urged governments around the world to tax the super rich more to help fund the economic and social recovery from the corona crisis. In an open letter, the group, calling themselves...