A new report shows that a $50 trillion redistribution of income to benefit the richest has made America less healthy, resilient, and secure. The $50 trillion transfer of wealth documents has occurred entirely within the American economy, not between it and its trading partners…It was a choiceâ€”a direct result of the trickle-down policies we chose to implement since 1975.
“Difference is of the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity.” â€” John Hume
The first-ever comprehensive assessment of net population changes in the U.S. and Canada reveals across-the-board declines that scientists call â€œstaggering.â€ All told, the North American bird population is down by 2.9 billion breeding adults, with devastating losses among birds in every biome. Forests alone have lost 1 billion birds. Grassland bird populations collectively have declined by 53%, or another 720 million birds.