Category Archives: Economy

Senior crime

BloombergBusiness reported a sharp uptick in crime rates among senior citizens around the world. In South Korea for example, crimes committed by people 65 and over rose 12.2 percent from 2011 to 2013, which includes a shocking 40 percent increase in violent crime, such as murder, robbery, and rape, according to the Korea Times. Continue reading

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Should we tolerate the intolerant, the racist, or the violent?

Humans are social animals and it’s our natural instinct to be emphatic with others. It’s natural for us to bond by kinship. Unfortunately the same tribal instinct hampers our ability to recognize the essential and vital global brotherhood of man. We cling to nationality, religion, and many artificial walls we build around us that compromise our chances for long term survival . Continue reading

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Climate change impacts in Mexico

Natural, economic, and social conditions make Mexico highly vulnerable to hurricanes.  Climate change will increase the intensity of droughts and hurricanes. Exacerbating inequities in employment, health, and access to food. Climate models suggest that global warming could bring warmer, drier … Continue reading

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what to do?

I am a 60-years-old middle-class Mexican. My extended family has lived in northern Mexico and Texas for more than a century. I do not think that myself or my relatives, parents, uncles, aunts, etc, have specific awareness of climate change, … Continue reading

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Trump’s dangerous agenda

The first 100 days of the Trump administration have included: President Trump’s approval of Congress’ action rescinding the Alaska National Wildlife Refuges Rule, potentially allowing for extreme killing methods like shooting mother bears with cubs and killing wolves with pups … Continue reading

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Why Wages Have Stagnated While GDP Has Grown: The Proximate Factors

Source: Why Wages Have Stagnated While GDP Has Grown: The Proximate Factors

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Standing Rock water protectors

On Sunday night, Water Protectors were met with water hoses in freezing temperatures, shot with rubber bullets, and sprayed with pepper spray. Over a hundred were injured, some seriously. It is more important than ever to stand with Standing Rock … Continue reading

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EPEA

Michael Braungart (EPEA): 99 seconds for the future of Design

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Dirty power: Sweden wants your garbage for energy Trash is a fast-growing import in the Scandinavian country, which turns it into heat for people’s homes March 27, 2015 5:00AM ET by Elisabeth Braw @elisabethbraw

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Every purchasing decision we make has an impact on the environment

Sustainable Economy & Procurement Every purchasing decision we make has an impact on the environment, economy and on society – from the energy which our new computer consumes, to the conditions of the workers who made our clothes. Sustainable procurement … Continue reading

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