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50 Billionaires Receive $6.3 Million in Federal Farm Subsidies

Think federal farm subsidies only help out struggling family farmers? Think again. Fifty members of the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans—banking tycoon David Rockefeller Sr., Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, stockbroker Charles Schwab and dozens of other billionaires—received at least $6.3 million in farm subsidies between 1995 and 2014, according to an Environmental Working Group (EWG) analysis. And these fat cats likely received even …

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CLIMATE REQUIRES US TO FIGHT OUR OWN PSYCHOLOGY

Human psychology can put up barriers to fighting climate change, but a new article suggests strategies and policies to overcome them. Human psychology influences the decisions we make every day—including unwise ones. Our psychological profile can make us reluctant to pay for services that benefit everyone, including those who don’t contribute. It makes us focus on achieving short-term gains and avoiding short-term …