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Fight against poverty ? As government funding for social protection dwindles, private sector ‘can contribute’

By RR Prasad*The social sector is rarely funded for its capacity and scale. In fact, government cannot afford to meet all of the growing demand for social services, and philanthropy and generosity are insufficient to fill the void. A very effective solution would be to create an enabling environment in which government and the private […]

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Wind tower foundations can boost ocean mixing, with positive benefits

Block Island Wind Farm (file image courtesy of AWEA) Posted on March 4, 2022 at 3:18 p.m. by The conversation Offshore wind is expected to move further and further from shore as demand for renewable energy increases and new floating turbine technology makes deep-sea expansion […]

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Exceptional measures in Tunisia aimed at consolidating the foundations of the rule of law, says PM – Middle East Monitor

The exceptional measures taken by Tunisian President Kais Saied on July 25 aim to “consecrate the foundations of the rule of law and freedoms”, Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Bouden announced yesterday. Speaking at the 39th session of the Arab Interior Ministers Council (AIMC) held in the Tunisian capital Tunis, Bouden stressed that it was “important […]

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Big data needs stronger foundations

Emerging technologies demand action from universities, funders and governments, say Mattias Björnmalm and Max Lu It has become a cliché to call data the new oil but, like many clichés, there is a kernel of truth. Like crude oil, raw data has limited value. But when refined and updated, data can power everything from the […]

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Sen. Joe Manchin says Biden’s $1.75T welfare package is dead

Sen. Joe Manchin III said Tuesday that President Biden’s $1.75 trillion welfare and climate change bill is “dead” in its current version. Mr. Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia and a key vote in an equally divided Senate, was asked if Mr. Biden’s Build Back Better Act could be passed in a streamlined form. “Which […]

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Wellness for Wealthy Foundations

OPINION: Imagine if your gas station charged you its normal price for a gallon of gas, but billionaires only had to pay a dime. This is roughly how universities manage the rates they charge for overhead on research grants. Taxpayers pay a rate of almost 60%, while billionaire-backed foundations pay between 0% and 15%. Our […]

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Meet 3 foundations supporting popular opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure – Inside Philanthropy

With climate chaos growing by the day, science and common sense dictate that the last thing our world can afford is more fossil fuel infrastructure. Yet U.S. oil and gas companies are still trying to launch new projects, whether they are pipelines or factories, often over objections from indigenous communities in the regions and other […]

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Sen. Joe Manchin III rules out supporting Biden’s $1.75 billion welfare bill

Sen. Joe Manchin III upended President Biden’s national agenda on Sunday by signaling his opposition to the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act, killing the measure. Mr Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, told ‘Fox News Sunday’ he had struggled for months over whether to support the massive welfare and climate change legislation, but he […]

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Enthusiasm wanes as Biden’s $1.75 trillion welfare bill is delayed and watered down

Democrats are beginning to question whether President Biden’s $1.75 trillion welfare legislation is worth it, especially after a lone resister watered down the bill and delayed its passage until November. ‘next year. Lawmakers say Senator Joe Manchin III, a Democrat of West Virginia, forced the White House to reduce the size and scope of the […]

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Biden advances $1.75 trillion welfare bill amid Democratic divisions

President Biden advanced his $1.75 trillion, 10-year welfare bill on Thursday, refusing to give up in the face of Democratic divisions threatening to sink the centerpiece of his party’s liberal agenda . In a public statement, the White House said it would spend the rest of the year advancing the bill, named the Build Back […]

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CBO warns Biden’s welfare bill threatens to add $3 trillion to deficit

The Congressional Budget Office warned Friday that President Biden’s massive welfare and climate change bill would add $3 trillion to the federal deficit if all of its programs become permanent. The CBO, a nonpartisan agency tasked with analyzing the tax impact of federal legislation, released an in-depth analysis of Mr. Biden’s Build Back Better Act. […]

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Nancy Pelosi rushes to vote on Biden’s welfare bill despite deficit report

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rushes with vote on President Biden’s multibillion-dollar welfare bill, though budget scorers have determined it adds $ 367 billion to the deficit federal. Ms Pelosi plans to hold a Thursday night vote on the bill, known as the Build Back Better Act, so lawmakers can leave Washington for the Thanksgiving vacation. […]

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CBO: Funding for Biden’s welfare bill more than $367 billion short

President Biden’s multi-trillion-dollar welfare and climate change bill does not fully pay for all of his rights programs, contrary to long-standing claims by the White House. A thorough review of the bill by the Congressional Budget Office, known as the Build Back Better Act, indicates that it adds more than $367 billion to the deficit […]

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Biden’s welfare bill would raise taxes by 30% on the middle class and cut them for millionaires

President Biden’s massive welfare and climate change bill is set to raise taxes on the middle class, while delivering lucrative relief to the super-rich, according to a new study. Nearly 30% of lower- and middle-class households would pay more taxes starting next year if the bill becomes law, according to the study by the Tax […]

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Budget hawks warn Biden’s welfare bill could cost more than $4 trillion

Two top tax watchdogs are sounding the alarm over the true cost of President Biden’s welfare and climate change bill, arguing that the total price is well above the $1.75 trillion estimated by the democrats. A new budget model released Thursday by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business predicted the true cost of […]

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White House unveils $ 1.85 trillion climate and social protection program

Just a few weeks ago, it looked like the United States – the biggest carbon polluter in history – was going to show up to the COP26 climate summit next month without a serious climate plan in hand. A conservative Democratic Party member with close ties to the coal industry, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, […]

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Kamala Harris denounces nation’s ‘shameful past’ to promote Biden’s welfare agenda

Vice President Kamala Harris presented the administration’s massive spending plans to Native American leaders saying it would help the nation come to terms with its “shameful past” in which European explorers “unleashed a wave of devastation for Native Americans.” . She advocated for building support for President Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and $3.5 trillion […]

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Progressives refuse to remove political goodies from $3.5 trillion welfare bill

President Biden’s stalled $3.5 trillion welfare bill is the subject of intense and protracted negotiations between moderate and liberal Democrats over possible cuts, is full of liberal giveaways that would expand the state of rights. Sen. Joe Manchin III and other moderates are growing increasingly frustrated with the White House and far-left Democrats over their […]

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Foundations pledge record $ 5 billion in biodiversity funding

On Wednesday, nine foundations pledged a total of $ 5 billion to protect and conserve 30% of the planet by 2030, marking the largest ever private funding commitment to biodiversity. The foundations aim to create and expand conserved and protected spaces while drawing on the leadership and management capacities of indigenous peoples on the ground. […]

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AOC slams Manchin’s urge to cut $3.5 trillion from Democratic social welfare bill and delay passage: ‘Bipartisan corruption kills people’

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said, “Fossil fuels and black money are destroying our democracy, our country, and our planet.” The tweets came in response to Manchin’s op-ed on The Wall Street Journal suggesting a pause on the $3.5 trillion bill. The bill would allocate spending for health care, climate change, child and elder care, education, and more. […]

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Rural Community Foundations Support the ACE Act — You Should Too

Rural America suffered from high rates of unemployment and poverty before the COVID-19 pandemic – and now the situation is even more dire. In Appalachian Kentucky, for example, all 47 counties rank in the bottom 10% of U.S. counties on quantitative measures that include income, poverty rate, and unemployment. Dramatic changes in the energy sector […]

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Chicago’s Largest Foundations 2021: Grants Grow in COVID, George Floyd Era

The MacArthur Foundation holds its recurring No. 1 spot on our list. The foundation, with $8.2 billion in assets, has donated $6 million to the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, which supports communities and individuals most affected by climate change. The Joyce Foundation, No. 5 on our list with $1.2 billion in assets, donated […]