Nature is our partner and the basis of future survival, not an external, free good or sink. Building pipelines means abandoning a decent infrastructure. European trains do not derail all the time. They have invested in the infrastructure and a long horizon.
Nothing that Israel does in its affairs would be of quite such great concern to the world were it not for the fact that Israel drags along, willy-nilly, the world’s greatest power, much like some impressive-looking but feeble-willed, dazed parent stumbling along behind a screaming toddler demanding yet another goody
Thousands of teachers have been laid off under the Obama's "Race for the Top" privatization and anti-union schemes. A feature of the Obama presidency has been his campaign against the American public school system, eating way at the foundations of elementary education.
For quite a long time, lobbyists and think tanks of transnational corporations dreamt of a global market without limits. Lobby organizations and politics joined together in a free trade fever to maintain and develop their leadership role in the world economy. With enticing slogans like more economic growth or creation of new jobs, the population should accept the trade- and investment agreement.