Eliyohu Mintz

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Nobel prize winner tells Clinton: Tax fossil fuels

August 30, 2016

Stiglitz: ‘Wrong’ to rush TPP through Congress Nobel prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz has some advice for Hillary Clinton: Tax fossil fuels. Stiglitz says taxing carbon would be the best way to address climate change — and boost the U.S. economy.


Drawing more uninsured into Obamacare is critical to its survival

August 29, 2016

4 truths about Obamacare Obamacare needs to draw in more uninsured Americans — the healthier, the better — this fall to put it on more stable footing. The exchanges have enrolled 11.1 million people, as of March, according to the latest federal data. That’s up only a little from the 9.9 million covered as of […]


Nearly 10,000 workers sue Chipotle for unpaid wages

August 29, 2016

5 Stunning stats about Chipotle Nearly 10,000 workers are suing Chipotle for allegedly cheating them on their pay. Current and former Chipotle (CMG) employees claim that the company made them work extra hours “off the clock” without paying them. It’s a practice known as wage theft, and Chipotle is allegedly doing it all over the […]


Top German official: EU-U.S. free trade talks have failed

August 29, 2016

Stiglitz: ‘Wrong’ to rush TPP through Congress President Obama’s free trade deal with Europe is going nowhere, a top German politician has said. “The negotiations with the U.S. have de facto failed,” Sigmar Gabriel said during an interview with German television ZDF.


The wonders of deep space: Scientists are on the hunt for alien molecules

January 1, 2016

Something strange was hiding in the Horsehead. The nebula, named for its stallionlike silhouette, is a towering cloud of dust and gas 1,500 light-years from Earth where new stars are continually born. It is one of the most recognizable celestial objects, and scientists have studied it intensely. But in 2011 astronomers from the Institute of […]

You’ll never drink again: Sex, race, science and the real story of Prohibition

January 1, 2016

Between 1880 and 1920 over twenty million men and women immigrated to the United States, drawn by the voracious appetite of manufacturers large and small for their labor. The largest flows of immigration took place between 1900 and World War I. In 1907 alone, over one million immigrants entered the country, the largest single year […]

Happy new year! Wait, really — why do we celebrate it on January 1?

January 1, 2016

Happy New Year! Little odd we are doing this now, right? A bit arbitrary really. Why did the West and then by extension the rest of the world agree that January 1 should be the first day of the year? The first New Year celebrations marked the beginning of planting season, a date normally associated with […]