Americas, USA, Business, Life, Opinion, World
Business, Politics, World
Cars, the pinnacle of affordable human engineering, have improved countless of lives around the world, or have they? The Automobile Industry would certainly like you to think that. They are the embodiment of freedom for the individual, yet they can be very restricting to others. Which makes us wonder. Were cars a bad idea?
Business, Life, Science & Tech, World, Editor's Choice
The Paradise Papers have stirred up quite a bit controversy in recent weeks, just like when the Panama Papers were released just a year ago. But among all the talks about tax avoidance, shell companies, and offshore accounts, we ask, what exactly are tax havens?
Business, Life, Politics, World
With EA’s latest video game, Star Wars Battlefront 2, in hot water over loot boxes, the trend of implementing the hidden gambling feature has increased this year alone.
Business, Life, World
The Paradise Papers are the second biggest leak since the infamous Panama Papers in April 2016. Both of them uncovered the extensive offshore activities in so-called tax havens of major companies and wealthy individuals, from the US to Pakistan. But what do the Panama Papers actually tell us?
Asia-Pacific, Philippines, Business, Human Rights, Life, Politics
Jaywalking is a crime most of us know first-hand. After all, we know that this reckless behavior is dangerous and puts us at risk getting hit by a car. Little do we know that roughly over a century ago, cars were not common and the street was a pedestrian domain. This is the story of how the automobile industry criminalized pedestrians and banished them from the streets.
Business, Life, Opinion, World
In January 2013, former Philippine President Benigno Aquino III signed into law the Domestic Workers Act (RA 10361) or the Kasambahay Law that aimed to further protect the safety and benefits of a kasambahay or a domestic worker.
Africa, Asia-Pacific, China, Business, Life
Comedy is subjective. Hence why offensive Halloween costumes are still big money makers. As a result, one can still walk into their local Party City to still find Mexican bandit costumes on their shelves.
Business, Science & Tech, World
Let’s talk about elephant poaching in Africa. First of all, there is not a single African country where you won’t find a footprint of China. Over the last two decades, China has been expanding its territory to Africa in small but sure steps. In the past, Africa would have easily pass as a United States or European Union playground. For instance, the USA has had several army bases in Africa which ‘collaborate’ with local armies to fight terrorists or restore order in times of war. One of the largest is Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti which oversees the Horn of Africa. Likewise, the EU has been a major trade partner.
Americas, USA, Business, Life, Opinion
Saving the planet is not a task fulfilled in a day. Many companies and businesses are starting to refocus to work ethically, and it is about time that we apply the principles of fair trade to more industries. One of those early pioneers is EthicAd, an ad network that tries to bring ethical principles to online advertising.
After just a few months of being approved, the Cook County Illinois Soda Tax has been repealed, with a 15-1 vote that will take effect as soon as Dec. 1. So in the end, who wins? Well, soda companies, knowing that their hard work lobbying in Congress ensured that their delicious beverages stay at a price that keeps it available for everyone.
This is not even the first soda tax to come out this year. But maybe when most people cried foul over a tax on their favorite soda, it was for a good reason?