Magazine article In These Times

This Month in Late Capitalism

Magazine article In These Times

This Month in Late Capitalism

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* BP EXECUTIVES told regulators that an oil spill at a proposed (now withdrawn) drilling site in Australia would be a "welcome boost" to local economies, thanks to cleanup efforts. Whether marine life would "welcome" the boost in birth defects and death rates, BP did not say.

to A NEW ONLINE DATING APP exclusively for U.K. private school attendees allows users to make sure they don't end up dating a public-school plebeian. "Toffee" requires payment after six months of use.

* GOLDMAN SACHS, in an April 10 report, questioned the "sustainability" of curing ill patients and lamented that a treatment for hepatitis C, with a cure rate of over 90 percent, "exhausted the available pool of treatment patients." We'd say financiers are leeches, but leeches can treat illnesses.

to JUST AS MICHIGAN announced it was done providing Flint residents free bottled water, officials approved Nestlé's bid for increased water extraction in the state despite a record amount of public comments-80,945 against to 75 in favor. …

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