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Taxes can be key to social justice, pope tells business leaders
Business

Taxes can be key to social justice, pope tells business leaders

Pope Francis gestures during the meeting with the participants of the International Congress of Catechists at the Vatican, September 10, 2022. REUTERS/Remo CasilliRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterVATICAN CITY, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Taxes are "an often misunderstood" tool of social justice and should not be seen as an example of a government overstepping its powers, Pope Francis told an audience of Italian business leaders on Monday.The Argentine-born pope spoke ahead of a general election on Sept. 25 in Italy, a country noted for endemic tax evasion, where a right-wing coalition promising major tax cuts is on course for a clear victory. read more "What taxes and duties are in the modern world and democracies is very important, [they are] an often misunderstood...
VA Shows Pitfalls of Government Health Care | Opinion
Health

VA Shows Pitfalls of Government Health Care | Opinion

In the fall of 2020, a patient in Augusta, Georgia went to the local Veterans Affairs medical center for a minimally invasive urologic surgery, according to a new report from the VA's Office of Inspector General.Less than two weeks later, the OIG reports, he was dead. The Inspector General concluded that there had been "multiple deficiencies" in the patient's care. Among them, his doctor allegedly failed to account for his history of chest infections and alcoholism.Sadly, this is just one of countless examples of the VA's failure to provide adequate care. And it shows why proposals to nationalize U.S. health care -- like Senator Bernie Sanders's bill to est...
Pamplin’s Inspiring Possibilities Academy offers Virginia high school students pathways to business education | VTx
Business

Pamplin’s Inspiring Possibilities Academy offers Virginia high school students pathways to business education | VTx

Students participated in professional headshots, business etiquette luncheons, and team-building exercises, and they received introductions to different departments and programs within Pamplin College of Business. The participants engaged with Pamplin faculty, alumni, and corporate partners and interacted with current Pamplin students. They toured Blacksburg campus facilities and attended special sessions in professional development, admissions, financial aid, study abroad, and wellness. “I have enjoyed my experience here at Virginia Tech and my time in this program immensely,” said Kaitlyn Couvillon, a student at Gainesville High School. “This experience has offered me incredibly helpful insight into my college and even professional career, and everyone at this program was genuinely in...