http://bit.ly/2TRfXc9 January 15, 2019 GRAND-BOURGTHEROULDE, France (Reuters) – France’s Emmanuel Macron began a national debate on Tuesday meant to calm protests against high living costs, but he may have started on the wrong foot by suggesting some poor people were “screwing” with the system. The president paid a surprise visit to a village in Normandy […]
via Launching national debate, Macron makes another faux pas about the poor — peoples trust toronto
Shane Te Pou writes: The welfare state is about those of us who are doing OK to help those who are not – manaakitanga. The goal is to give our neighbours, our sisters and brothers a hand to help them back to dignity and self-sufficiency when life deals them a tough hand. This is why the…
via Labour activist says keep welfare for the poor — Kiwiblog
There is a new white-paper out from The GWPF that illustrates the damage being done to people in poorer countries by environmentalists’ obsession with decarbonization in their imaginary quest to stave off global warming. As Dr. John Christy once said: “Without energy, life is brutal and short” The report, by eminent epidemiologist Mikko Paunio, says […]
via Kicking away the energy ladder – How environmentalism destroys hope for the poorest — Watts Up With That?
Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Conversation has noticed that climate taxes on energy used for home heating hurts poor people. Poorest households hit hardest by UK climate change levy despite using least energy March 2, 2018 10.58pm AEDT John Barrett Professor of Energy and Climate Policy, University of Leeds Anne Owen Research Fellow in […]
via The Conversation: Poor Getting Slammed by UK Climate Levy — Watts Up With That?
Rip-offs condemn the poorest families or so opines Doug Laing in the Bay of Plenty Times editorial. (reprinted from 6 Feb Hawkes Bay Today) As another Waitangi Day rolls by, there must be some question over whether the purpose of the treaty signed in 1840 was the same as the reason for which we are now…
via Rip-offs condemn poorest families — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media
Open letter on behalf of the worldwide Catholic and Orthodox lay faithful in response to Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew on climate change by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley A FALSE BALANCE is abomination to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight (Prov. XI:1). Your Holinesses’ recent admonition to your flocks about climate and […]
via Pope and Patriarch, hear the cry of the poor! (because of climate change) — Watts Up With That?
Guest essay by Eric Worrall Oxfam have written a report which claims coal power will create more poverty. In my opinion this claim is a disgusting direct attack on the coal fired industrialisation, jobs and opportunities currently lifting a growing number of people out of chronic poverty in Asia and Africa. More coal equals more […]
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