A century ago people said a progressive income tax would never happen. Today it is reality. The top tax rate in the US between 1930 and 1982 was 82%. That was a very interesting experiment because very high incomes were covered...There was a great reduction of global inequality in the last decades.
TTIP gives foreign investors the right to sue sovereign governments before ad hoc arbitratiuon courts when lost profits occur as a result of investment decisions. These decisions cannot be appealed and undermine social, environmental and labor regulations. The parallel system of justice could attack jobs (especially public sector) and ends democracy.
Responses of human rights members to post which considers religious political parties would have more influence if adopted a secular, ethical human rights base. Also, my response to sustainable development.
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Massachusetts buffer zone law violates the First Amendment; the justices were unanimous in the ruling. In case you weren’t up to speed on the case, here are the basics: Fourteen years ago, the high court upheld a Colorado law that created an 8-foot “bubble zone” around patients entering or exiting clinics. But Massachusetts’ buffer zone law prohibited demonstrators from standing within 35 feet of the facility, a length the justices seemed dubious of from the start. Walking that length — the size of a school bus — takes approximately seven seconds.