The Daily Populous

Wednesday September 6th, 2023 night edition

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Economists and many millionaires are calling on governments to impose taxes on the world’s superrich, warning of an unfolding “economic, ecological and human rights disaster” caused by escalating wealth inequality.

Billionaires have seen their wealth grow by 109 percent over the past decade – from $5.6 trillion to $11.8 trillion in total, according to Oxfam International, which focuses on the global alleviation of poverty.

Their fortunes grow a collective $2.7bn a day, it calculated.

Government policies around the world have greatly benefitted the wealthy and the finance sector while failing to protect working-class interests, critics said.

The main obstacle to the implementation of a global tax system for the mega-rich, however, is “political, of course”, she said.

Stronach, writing in Canada’s National Post newspaper, also proposed nations create an “economic charter of rights” to tackle the deepening problem of wealth inequality.

“With an economic charter of rights, companies with more than 300 employees would be required to share 20 percent of their annual profits with employees,” Stronach said. »

Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Kick Trump Off Ballot

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The legal debate about whether or not former President Donald Trump should be allowed to appear on the 2024 ballot has made its way before the Supreme Court.

The court distributed John Castro v. Donald Trump to the justices for conference on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming term, which will begin on October 2.

While Trump has not been charged with insurrection, Castro is pointing to Trump's role in the January 6 Capitol riot. »

New Zealand: 'Dinner plate sized' device found inside woman's abdomen 18 months after cesarean birth

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A surgical tool the size of a dinner plate was found inside a woman’s abdomen 18 months after her baby was delivered by cesarean section, according to a report by New Zealand’s Health and Disability Commissioner.

Video Ad Feedback His wife bled internally for nearly 10 hours, leading to her death hours after giving birth 03:06 - Source: CNN.

The AWR is a retractable cylindrical device with a translucent film used to draw back the edges of a wound during surgery. »