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SACRED ECONOMICS: The balance of giving and receiving

SACRED ECONOMICS: The balance of giving and receiving

This year I didn’t set resolutions or goals. Instead, I chose a focus word (balance) to guide my decisions throughout the year....
January 25, 2014 × 2 comments

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CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM: Thinking about the consequences of our actions

CONSCIOUS CONSUMERISM: Thinking about the consequences of our actions

We have the power to help our communities by shifting our spending patterns. Consumption links us to an interconnected web of...
January 13, 2014 × 2 comments

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JOIN THE SHARING ECONOMY: The Gen Y guide to collaborative consumption

JOIN THE SHARING ECONOMY: The Gen Y guide to collaborative consumption

When our parents graduated from college, the bachelor’s degree was a coveted badge of honour. It gave applicants instant cred...
November 1, 2013 × 0 comments

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EFFICIENCY ENSLAVEMENT: The scientific management of labour and corporate takeover

EFFICIENCY ENSLAVEMENT: The scientific management of labour and corporate takeover

We know the truth. Every entry-level employee, every assembly line worker, every customer service agent. We wear the forced smile...
June 23, 2013 × 0 comments

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The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness

Nowhere in the world can the drastic negative effects of globalization be seen as in Ladakh, India, where it took a mere 10 years...
May 13, 2013 × 0 comments

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THE SUBSTANCE BEHIND MONEY: The difference between the medium and the substance that the medium represents

THE SUBSTANCE BEHIND MONEY: The difference between the medium and the substance that the medium represents

“Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.” So wrote Bill...
February 12, 2013 × 0 comments

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IN SOIL WE TRUST: Alternative currency backed by food, not oil, a possibility

IN SOIL WE TRUST: Alternative currency backed by food, not oil, a possibility

Catherine Austin-Fitts, former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, was a guest on the Dec. 10 Coast to Coast...
December 17, 2012 × 1 comment

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MEGA MILLIONS: The lottery of loss for those dying of hunger

MEGA MILLIONS: The lottery of loss for those dying of hunger

Don’t do it! That lottery ticket—that “Mega Millions” one … or the “Powerball” … or in fact, any other. Just don’t...
December 1, 2012 × 0 comments

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LEND ME A LITTLE: Microfinance, P2P and other lending options

LEND ME A LITTLE: Microfinance, P2P and other lending options

Challenges force innovation. With so many people’s credit messed up thanks to the recession and banks in trouble due to...
August 9, 2012 × 0 comments