Weekend Roundup: U.S. Founders Entrusted Elites To Save Democracy From Itself

The word “democracy” does not appear in the U.S. Constitution. Nor in the Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence. That is because, as most Americans today would likely be surprised to discover, America’s Founding Fathers not only distrusted democracy but, based on their close reading of Greek and Roman history, were actually hostile to […]

New Train Ticket Site Launches That Could Save UK Rail Travellers At Least £40m A Year

ticketclever to provide savings of up to 60 per cent on rail journeys thanks to ground-breaking algorithmLondon, UK, 1st February 2017. ticketclever.com, a new UK rail travel booking site, launches today offering train passengers the potential to save at least £40 million annually on 95 million rail journeys over an hour in length. ticketclever has, […]

Patagonia Had $10 Million In Sales On Black Friday And Is Donating Every Cent To Save The Planet

Patagonia saw an astounding $ 10 million in Black Friday sales  ― five times its own expectations ― and, as promised, will donate every cent toward helping save the environment. The high-end outdoor apparel and gear retailer announced the record-breaking haul Monday, saying the “enormous love” its customers showed to the planet will benefit hundreds of grassroots […]

Consumer Watchdog Runs Against The Clock To Save Itself From Donald Trump

A week ahead of the deadline, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday appealed a court ruling that could leave the independent watchdog vulnerable to the whims of President-elect Donald Trump. The financial agency had until next Friday to contest an October decision that essentially left its director, Richard Cordray, at the mercy of the president. […]