Here’s a thorny, delicate, controversial subject – but then again, when have I ever been known to shy away from such things? Peoples’ lives and well-being are at stake. We cannot afford to be tepid, mousey or weak-minded. Accor… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Cancer Treatments and Cures – Natural and Conventional: An Overview
Capitalism favours the wealthy and what we have seen this entire millennium is that this is more true than ever. Inequality is on the rise pretty much everywhere, and this is a problem. In this TED Talk, Paul Tudor Jones II, examines the current problematic state of capitalism and how we can rethink it.
. . . → Read More: Things Are Good: It’s Time to Rethink Capitalism
The ongoing process of investment firms divesting from fossil fuels continues to be a good idea for the planet and for profits. It’s worth noting that the big push behind this was a student-led movement to get universities to divest their giant pools of money from unethical investments.
Let’s hope that this continues for many . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Fossil Fuel Divestment Continues to be Profitable
…. They WILL earn a profit because it is Vancouver.
Gillespie knows that encroaching on DTES is best odds at this point in Vancouver’s real estate. Largest “rent-gap”/ current to potential price in the city- and he’s always known that so he’s more bold, perhaps than others, to make that happen.
I know a lot . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: Vancouver developers- Gillespie, DTES & other thoughts on financial reform, Vision Vancouver
What is profitable. What is right.
Two categories that, if drawing a Venn Diagram, seem to overlap less and less these days: case in point the manufacture and use of genetically modified seeds produced by the Monsanto corporation. Back in 1990 the so called ’round-up ready’ crops came into being, with a high initial investment . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: ‘Superweed’ Invaison – Agricultural Woes
Several weeks ago, I published a series of blog posts on profitability and investment in Canada since the financial crisis of 2007-8. These were republished as a single long article on Socialist Project and given the title, “Canada’s Profitability and Stagnation Puzzle”. Since them, Sam Gindin has published a reply to my piece, “Puzzle or . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: Transformations in profit and possibilities of resistance: A reply to Sam Gindin
The past few days have not been great for public services in Canada. Canada Post will be phasing out home delivery of mail. Expansion of the Canada Pension Plan was scuttled at the finance ministers’ meeting. In the grand scheme of things, however, these are not extreme cutbacks. It’s not as if Canada Post is . . . → Read More: Political Eh-conomy: The in-and-out trick: Thoughts on Canada Post, CPP and your child’s breakfast
In the free market prices reflect demand, instead of choosing a few events to speak at arbitrarily, Justin Trudeau set a price to attend those gatherings that wanted him the most. This method of relying on market prices to benefit charities and businesses is a rather conservative idea.
So yes before he was Liberal Leader . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Trudeau Was Conservative With Nonprofit
In the free market prices reflect demand, instead of choosing a few events to speak at arbitrarily, Justin Trudeau set a price to attend those gatherings that wanted him the most. This method of relying on market prices to benefit charities and busines… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Trudeau Was Conservative With Nonprofit
This document was accepted by the NYC General Assembly on September 29, 2011, with minor updates made on October 1, 2011. It is the first official, collective statement of the protesters in Zuccotti Park.
As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought . . . → Read More: Canadian Progressive World: What We Missed: OWS Declaration of the Occupation of New York City
Farmers in the UK have benefited from complimenting their growing of crops with renewable energy production. Some farmers have installed wind turbines and others solar, but the result is the same: farmers can keep farming and profit from energy production.
Renewable energy is promising to overtake rural tourism as a secondary income for the agricultural . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Renewable Energy Boosts Profits for UK Farmers