government policy

Peter Thiel Gets Wakeup Call From U.S. Labor Department Over Racial Discrimination

Peter Thiel's data-mining company Palantir claims to celebrate diversity, but it now faces formal charges of racial discrimination.

Trump Picks Climate Change Denier for EPA Head

According to both the Washington Post and the New York Times, presidential candidate Donald Trump made his pick on who will oversee the…

Perceive and Build a Better Reality: Making Failed Systems Successful

A former "economic hit man," who convinced governments to forfeit their resources to multinational companies, explains how perception can be used for good.

U.S. and China Review Their Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Both countries committed to eliminate and consolidate fossil fuel subsidies as part of the review process, a promise they made in 2013.

White House: Climate Change is a National Security Issue

A new Presidential Memorandum calls on more than 20 federal agencies to take the national security implications of climate change into consideration. This…

Unraveling the Climate Consequences of a Trump Presidency

Trump's vague policy positions on climate action mean more uncertainty for businesses as they seek an even playing field.

Leaked Documents Show Details of Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Campaign Controversy

At a time when concerns over money in politics has reached a fever pitch on both sides, it will certainly be interesting to…

Do Soda Taxes Benefit the Environment?

Once the medical industry saw how raising taxes on cigarettes improved health statistics, they began to look at another leading health issue in…

Massachusetts Governor Creates Climate Change Strategy Through Executive Order

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order last week that spells out a plan to reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump Foundation More of a Slush Fund Than a Charity

A closer look at the Trump Foundation reveals it operates less like a charity and more like legal fund.

Dr. Bronner’s Says Bye-Bye To Organic Trade Association

Personal care company Dr. Bronner’s resigned from the Organic Trade Association earlier this week over its backing of America's controversial GMO labeling legislation.

Taking Care of Business in the High-Road Economy

Raising the minimum wage. Guaranteeing paid family leave. Increasing employee ownership. “Banning the box” to give applicants who’ve served time a fair chance…

Arrest Warrant For Democracy Now! Host Sparks Questions About Press Rights

Last week, a North Dakota county issued an arrest warrant for Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman. The charge stems from her coverage of…

Is ACA Succeeding At Promoting Workplace Wellness?

In an effort to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes, Obamacare, aka the Affordable Care Act (ACA) included regulations for employers who offer…

Experts Weigh In: Cost of Wind Energy to Keep Going Down, Down, Down

The cost of wind energy has a long way to go before it hits bottom, according to a new Energy Department survey of…