Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, has expressed regret that it benefited from the use of forced prison labour by some of its suppliers in communist East Germany more than two decades ago.
from The Telegraph:
The company released an independent report showing that East German prisoners, among them many political dissidents, were involved in the manufacture of goods that were supplied to Ikea 25 to 30 years ago. The report concluded that Ikea [...]
Independent report calls for government to have a frank discussion with the public about the value Americans get for their health care dollars
A year’s worth of waste equals more than ten years of Medicare cuts under Obamacare, more than the Pentagon budget and more than enough to care for the uninsured
Deep cuts are possible without rationing and a leaner system may even produce better quality healthcare
The U.S. healthcare system squanders $750 [...]
As of America’s support of the industry, the Bloomberg report finds that to begin with, the DOE’s loan guarantee program has been wildly misinterpreted: The government isn’t handing out loans — or money of any sort — as some Republican lawmakers have characterized it. Rather, the program is designed to hand out loan guarantees, that is, conditional agreements to pay back a private lender if a borrower, in this case, [...]
An artist’s illustration of a satellite collision from space debris in orbit. Space traffic accidents only beget more such accidents.
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There is so much junk in space that collisions could start to increase exponentially, leading to a continuously growing pile of rubble in orbit, a new report warns.
The independent report, released today (Sept. 1), surveyed NASA’s work to meet the threat [...]
By Pauline Jelinek – The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Mar 7, 2011 15:09:55 EST
WASHINGTON â€” The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday.
Seventy-seven percent of senior officers in the active-duty military are white, while only [...]