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BEYOND GDP: Quantifying Unpriceable Prosperity VIDEO REPORT - The Search For A New Economic System

BEYOND GDP:  Quantifying Unpriceable Prosperity VIDEO REPORT - The Search For A New Economic System | Everything is Political | Scoop.it

 

                --- WITHOUT NATURE WE HUMANS DO NOT EXIST --

 

Guardian, George Monbiot, May 37, 2014
-▶ IT'S SIMPLE.  IF WE CAN'T CHANGE OUR ECONOMIC SYSTEM, OUR NUMBER IS UP. It's the great taboo of our age – and the inability to discuss the pursuit of perpetual growth will prove humanity's undoing http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/27/if-we-cant-change-economic-system-our-number-is-up

 

Bloomberg View, May 23, 2014
-▶ ECONOMICS NEEDS A REVOLUTION http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-05-23/economics-needs-a-revolution

 

DeutchWelle, May 27, 2014
-▶ INCLUSIVE CAPITALISM - THE BIG NEW THING? The Inclusive Capitalism Initiative's aim is to adjust the workings of the capitalist system so that it works well for more people. Not incidentally, this is seen as necessary in order to restore trust in capitalism, and so head off possible threats to its continuing dominance as a social and economic model. http://www.dw.de/inclusive-capitalism-the-big-new-thing/a-17665826

 

  -▶ THE ONLY WAY OUT: CHINA TO PRIORITIZE ENVIRONMENT OVER ECONOMY & DEVELOPMENT IN REVISED LAW  http://sco.lt/51P1sH

 

RT Newswire, May 27, 2014
-▶ CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS WE MUST REWRITE ECONOMICS TEXTBOOKS http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/27/climate-change-means-we-must-rewrite-economics-textbooks/

 

 - ▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH:  OUR SEARCH FOR FAME, WEALTH, POWER IS OUR DOWNFALL http://sco.lt/7AqFkn

 

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                                              VIDEO REPORT

                                    NewsHour PBS, April 28, 2014

    IS GDP THE WRONG YARDSTICK TO BE MEASURING PROSPERITY

            (Finding GDP Alternatives - Quantifying Unpriceable Prosperity)

Gross domestic product, the total dollar value of goods and services sold in the U.S., has become fundamental to American economic policy. But there are other essential assets, qualities and conditions that GDP can't measure, like the health of the environment or society. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at another way of measuring progress that takes more of these variables into account... http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/finding-gdp-alternatives-quantify-unpriceable-prosperity/

 

The Climate Group, March 03, 2014

-▶ ECO-CIVILIZATION:  CHINA'S BLUEPRINT FOR A NEW ERA, PDF

 Eco-civilization: China's blueprint for a new era, provides international readers with an overview of key policy guidelines and priorities the country’s new leadership will adopt, focusing on its pioneering low carbon ‘eco-civilization’ concept, which will have a profound impact on China’s future economy.
This is the first time that eco-civilization has been elevated to such a high-level, not only in parallel with, but also cutting across economic, political, cultural, and social systems. http://www.theclimategroup.org/_assets/files/China-Ecocivilisation.pdf

 

RTCC Newswire, May 20, 2014
-▶ UN SEC. GEN, BAN KI-MOON:  CHINA MUST LEAD FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.rtcc.org/2014/05/20/ban-ki-moon-china-must-offer-global-climate-leadership/

 

Rethinking Economics, April 11, 2014
-▶ RETHINKING ECONOMICS ITALIA - MANIFESTO http://rethinkingeconomics.blogspot.com/2014/04/rethinking-economics-italia-manifesto.html

 

 Reuters, May 27, 2014
-▶ NEW RULES PUT NATURE ON BALANCE SHEET IN PERU http://www.trust.org/item/20140526144601-jvm6h/?source=jtOtherNews1

 

THE EPITOMY OF A BROKEN ECONOMIC & POLITICAL STRUCTURE

                                                    WATCH

                              PBS Newshour, May 27, 2014

AS LOUISIANA'S COAST SHRINKS, A POLITICAL FIGHT OVER RESPONSIBILITY GROWS http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/louisianas-coastline-shrinks-political-fight-responsibility-grows/

 

 

Yale Global

 ▶  MAN AND HIS ENDANGERED HOME - OUR PURSUIT OF GROWTH AND LUXURY MAY LEAVE US HOMELESS  http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/man-and-his-endangered-home

 

OneWorld South Asia, October 18, 2012

▶ GDP NOT ADEQUATE FOR WELL-BEING:  JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ http://southasia.oneworld.net/news/gdp-not-adequate-for-well-being-says-stiglitz#.U19mj8fp5K4

 

World Economic Forum, May 16, 2014
 ▶  THE GROWING DISCONNECT BETWEEN GDP AND WELL BEING. With the planet already exceeds its sustainable carrying capacity, we should be reducing our demands on it – not adding new ones. Simply put, we can no longer depend on GDP growth, and the limitless wealth accumulation that it implies, to solve our social and economic problems.

The world must align its value systems with this reality. We must learn to do more with less, decouple economic growth from resource consumption and nurture the social and spiritual aspects of our existence. http://forumblog.org/2014/05/growing-disconnect-gdp-wellbeing/

 

Common Dreams, November 1, 2013
▶ HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/01-2

 

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                                                       VIDEO
     "GPI"  GENUINE PROGRESS INDICATOR:  MOVING BEYOND GDP

                                    http://genuineprogress.net/

 

▶ THE STATE OF MARYLAND'S --  "GENUINE PROGRESS INDICATOR"
Maryland developed its Genuine Progress Indicator to measure how development activities impact long-term prosperity, both positively and negatively. Here in Maryland and across the globe, people are continually challenged by the need to find a balance between advancing economic gain and ensuring social well-being... http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/mdgpi/

 

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  ▶  UN: THE ERA OF EVER-LASTING PRODUCTION BASED ON MAXIMIZING PROFITS HAS REACHED ITS LIMITS http://sco.lt/6C3RoH

 

 Guardian, November 11, 2013, George Monbiot
-▶  IT'S BUSINESS THAT REALLY RULES US NOW: CORPORATE INTERESTS HAVE CAPTURED THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/11/business-rules-lobbying-corporate-interests

 

                                                     VIDEO
                                              PBS Newshour
            CONSUMING OUR WAY TO PROSPERITY IS MACRO FOLLY.
The American people are repeatedly told by financial pundits and politicians that consumption is an “engine” that “drives” economic growth, because it makes up 70 percent of GDP. This past December, my team and I produced a new EconStories video, “Deck the Halls with Macro Follies,” which took aim at this very old, yet common, economic fallacy. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/making-sense/consuming-our-way-to-prosperit-1/

 

World Economic Forum, May 26, 2014

 ▶  WHY WE NEED A NEW KIND OF INCLUSIVE CAPITALISM http://forumblog.org/2014/05/can-capitalism-be-inclusive-sustainable/

 

 -▶ COMPANIES MUST STEP UP TO INCLUDE SOCIAL GOALS IN CORPORATE DECISIONS http://sco.lt/5Far6P

 

-▶  ON THE BACKS OF THE POOR  : 2012 CORPORATE PROFITS HIT RECORD HIGH WHILE WORKER WAGES HIT RECORD LOW  http://sco.lt/64Y1Tt

                                                       VIDEO

                                  "Capitalism: A Ghost Story"
CAPITALIST POWER GRAB OF RESOURCES IN EMERGING NATIONS.
                An Evening with Arundhati Roy and Siddhartha Deb
                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tkQyqLnFbk

 

 April 19, 2013 Guardian

▶  CAPITALISM NEEDS RETHINKING BUT WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/capitalism-needs-rethinking-what-options

 

The Guardian, George Monbiot December 9, 2013
 ▶ MATERIALISM:  A SYSTEM THAT EATS US FROM THE INSIDE OUT http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/09/materialism-system-eats-us-from-inside-out

 

                                                      WATCH

                              "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"

                      Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"

                                 Resolving the "Game of More"

                                        http://sco.lt/7GgcbZ

 

 Forbes

▶  PROFIT CANNOT BE THE ONLY PURPOSE OF BUSINESS : MAKING COMPANIES HUMANE THROUGH CSR http://sco.lt/6ENwQL

 

-▶  THE UNITED STATES OF SUBSIDIES - INVESTIGATION - CORPORATE WELFARE OR ECONOMIC GROWTH?  http://sco.lt/7o0mEj

 

                             A HAIR-RAISING VIDEO EXPOSE

          "Stealing Africa - Why Poverty?  How Much Profit Is Enough"

                                      http://sco.lt/6DtaqX

 

March 5th, 2012  - STWR - Share The World's Resources

▶  LIFE BEYOND GDP GROWTH: In the context of growing concern as conditions on Earth worsen, more and more people are starting to ask key questions like 'What kind of economy and society is likely to bring us true happiness?' The GDP just doesn't cut it anymore, says a report by The Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy, and Society... http://www.stwr.org/economic-sharing-alternatives/life-beyond-growth.html

 

 Toronto Sustainability, David Suzuki, March 09, 2014
-▶  MEASURING BLIND GROWTH (GDP) IS A FLAWED APPROACH:  A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY WILL MEASURE WELL-BEING http://ecoopportunity.net/2014/03/measuring-blind-growth-gdp-is-a-flawed-approach-a-sustainable-economy-will-measure-wellbeing/

 

                                        Harvard Business Review

MAKING THE CHOICE BETWEEN MONEY AND MEANING: CAN WE HAVE BOTH? THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS http://sco.lt/5kIkoT

 

 

-▶  THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT

 

 17 January 2013 Guardian Sustainable Business
▶ NEW ECONOMIC MODEL NEEDED, NOT RELENTLESS CONSUMER DEMAND http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/new-economic-model-not-consumer-demand-capitalism

 

▶  BUSINESSES ARE NOT JUST AGENTS OF CONSUMERISM BUT ALSO OF SOCIETY http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/business-agents-consumerism-society-customers?CMP=twt_gu

 

 

                                                  A VIP READ:

▶ THE ECONOMICS OF CURBING SPECULATION IN FOOD, WATER AND VITAL RESOURCES  http://sco.lt/8YbdY1

 

                                         PRIVATIZING EVERYTHING

                             THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE "PARTNERSHIP"

                                              http://sco.lt/67XHiD

 

The Guardian, August 12, 2012
-▶  THE PRELUDE TO THE GREATEST PRIVATISATION SINCE ENCLOSURE: PUTTING A PRICE ON THE RIVER AND RAIN -George Monbiot http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/aug/06/price-rivers-rain-greatest-privatisation

 

▶ TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD:  THE END OF GDP GROWTH http://sco.lt/56g0ob

 

Paul Gilding, February 2012

-▶  WILL MARKETS SURVIVE THE END OF GROWTH? http://paulgilding.com/cockatoo-chronicles/will-markets-survive-the-end-of-growth.html

 

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  ▶  ARE CORPORATE PROFITS EATING THE ECONOMY? TIME FOR A NEW PARADIGM http://sco.lt/4yBwiv

 

▶  A 21st CENTURY COOPERATIVE WAY TO A FLOURISHING FUTURE:  SELF-SUFFICIENT COMMUNITIES http://sco.lt/8roT21

 

▶ THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY:  COULD IT PRESENT A NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS? http://sco.lt/8plSHx

 

▶ THE BENEFIT CORPORATION:  THE UNLIKELY HERO OF A SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY?  http://sco.lt/8URdTd

 

 ▶ THE SHARING ECONOMY:  OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? http://sco.lt/54Sqjh

 

 Share The World's Resource, april 03, 2014
▶  COMMERCIALISATION: THE ANTITHESIS OF SHARING http://www.sharing.org/information-centre/articles/commercialisation-antithesis-sharing

 

 March 22, 2013 - Development Crossing
▶  HOW CSR ETHICS AND SUSTAINABILITY RATHER THAN PROFIT CAN DRIVE BUSINESS PRACTICES http://www.developmentcrossing.com/profiles/blogs/plans-in-zermatt-to-discuss-how-csr-ethics-and-sustainability

 

 

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 The Guardian, April 08, 2014
▶  HAPPINESS AND WELL BEING TRUMP MATERIAL AND GDP GROWTH: http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/happiness-wellbeing-bhutan-gus-odonnell-policy

 

Guardian Environment, May 21, 2010

 ▶  UN SAYS GOODS AND SERVICES FROM THE NATURAL WORLD SHOULD BE FACTORED INTO THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC SYSTEM http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/may/21/un-biodiversity-economic-report

 

 ▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8Y7sK9

 

                                              WORLD BANK VIDEO
GOING BEYOND GDP:  MAKING NATURAL CAPITAL COUNT FOR DEVELOPMENT http://live.worldbank.org/going-beyond-gdp

 

THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM -- DESTRUCTION OF LIFE -- ALL IN THE NAME OF GROWTH http://sco.lt/6HLK77

 

 Common Dreams
▶  LOOTING THE VERY FOUNDATIONS OF LIFE: CORPORATE FINANCIALIZATION OF NATURE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER http://sco.lt/4mAnuD

 

 

▶  THE EVOLUTION OF BUSINESS:  HOW A NEW BUSINESS ERA INSPIRED BY NATURE, NOT GREED, CAN BENEFIT US ALL http://sco.lt/97vmc5

 

 ▶  'SUPERORGANIZATIONS" - LEARNING FROM NATURE'S NETWORKS http://sco.lt/4pwZHN

 

 

 FastCoExist, April 30, 2014

-▶  ARE THE 613 LARGEST U.S. PUBLIC COMPANIES ACTUALLY WORKING ON SUSTAINABILITY http://www.fastcoexist.com/3029698/are-the-613-largest-us-public-companies-actually-working-on-sustainability?partner=newsletter

 

▶  LET'S BE HONEST:  REAL SUSTAINABILITY MAY NOT MAKE BUSINESS SENSE http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/sustainability-business-sense-profit-purpose

 

 ▶  "GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS"  THE BIG IDEA FROM TINY STATES THAT CHANGE THE WORLD http://sco.lt/7aZ09h

 

World Resources Institute, April 14, 2010

▶ MEASURING WHAT MATTERS:  GDP, ECOSYSTEMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT http://www.wri.org/blog/measuring-what-matters-gdp-ecosystems-and-environment#comment-870

 

World Watch Institute, January 10, 2014
▶ GDP AND GLOBAL ECONOMY GROWING MAY BE LEAVING WELL-BEING BEHIND http://www.worldwatch.org/global-economy-growing-may-leave-well-being-behind

 

                                            ANIMATED VIDEO

                                    GROWTH IS NOT ENOUGH

                                    Published on Mar 25, 2014

                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_AMEAnWyRk

Our politicians are hung up on keeping the growth curve rising. But does GDP really tell us all we need to know about a country's wealth and well-being? In this new RSA Short, Kate Raworth makes a powerful argument to look beyond economic growth alone for a true measure of prosperity and progress.
    Kate Raworth is a renegade economist teaching at Oxford University, and is focused on the rewriting of economics to make it a fit tool for addressing the 21st century's social and ecological challenges. She blogs on Doughnut Economics at http://www.kateraworth.com and tweets @KateRaworth

 

                                                        VIDEO

            "WHO PROFITS FROM POVERTY?" : DOING GOOD RESPONSIBLY -                                            http://sco.lt/9273Jp

 

Guardian, May 13, 2014
▶  PAY INEQUALITY IS SUFFOCATING BRITAIN'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY -- AND OUR SOCIETY. When a CEO can take home in three days what it takes the rest of us a year to earn, we really need to question our priorities  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/may/13/pay-inequality-britain-economic-recovery

 

▶  SLEEPWALKING TO EXTINCTION:  CAPITALISM AND THE CONSUMER ECONOMY  http://sco.lt/9EPNkf

 

 Stanford Social Innovation Review

 ▶  INNOVATION FOR A COMPLEX WORLD: PROMOTING THE WELL-BEING OF HUMANITY. This special supplement includes seven articles by Judith Rodin and others, sharing global perspectives on how social innovation can promote the well-being of humanity. View the digital edition and download the complete PDF...  http://www.ssireview.org/supplement/innovation_for_a_complex_world?utm_source=Enews&utm_medium=email&utm_content=3&utm_campaign=supplement

 

 ▶  ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE  http://sco.lt/7ExcmX

 

 

-▶  ENOUGHNESS:  WESTERN THOUGHT vs INDIGENOUS PHILOSOPHY  http://sco.lt/6EFbPt

 

▶  WHAT HAPPENED TO DOWNTIME? THE EXTINCTION OF DEEP THINKING & SACRED SPACE http://99u.com/articles/6947/what-happened-to-downtime-the-extinction-of-deep-thinking-sacred-space

 

 

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▶  THE ECONOMY OF ENOUGH:  A BETTER PLAN THAN 'ENDLESS GROWTH'  http://sco.lt/7f68zR

 

 ▶  THE RESPONSIBLE ETHICS OF A NEW ECONOMY...OR "SUSTAINABLE GREEN WASHING? http://sco.lt/5o1IBt

 

▶ AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET: WHY CAPITALISM WON'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE, Part 1 http://sco.lt/5Qy6cL

 

  ▶  ECO-SPIRITUALITY:  TOWARD A VALUES-BASED ECONOMIC STRUCTURE http://sco.lt/92y1Ef

 

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▶  POPE FRANCIS:  'NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL': POPE FRANCIS SLAMS CAPITALISM AS THE 'NEW TYRRANY' http://sco.lt/6RIQin

 

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▶ SHOULD COMPANIES COMPENSATE SOCIETY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION FROM WHICH THEY PROFIT? http://sco.lt/5x2tqz

 

-▶  226 THOUSAND HECTARES OF VIRGIN FOREST IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA WILL BE CLEARED FOR CORPORATE PALM OIL, DESTROYING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIE AND ALL LIFE WITH THE FORESTS http://sco.lt/6RL6Yr

 

▶ BUSINESS AND HUMANITY ARE NOT SEPARATE FROM NATURE http://sco.lt/8gLwmH

 

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Huffington Post UK, January 09, 2014
▶  WHICH BIG AMERICAN BUSINESSES ARE WORTH MORE THAN ENTIRE COUNTRIES? (TABLE) http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/09/us-companies-worth-countries_n_4566707.html

 

 Vancouver Observer, April 28, 2014

 ▶  DON'T BUILD A PIPELINE, BUILD A NEW ECONOMIC MODEL: TOWARDS ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE. British Columbia, along with most of the western world, has based its economy on the right of individuals to pursue wealth, often at the expense of healthy communities and the natural world. In our current economic model, companies and shareholders’ returns are perceived to matter more than the land that sustains all life. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/don-t-build-pipeline-build-new-economic-model

 

  ▶  FINANCIALIZING NATURE COULD BANKRUPT US ALL.  OLD ECONOMICS OR SUSTAINING POLICY?  http://sco.lt/8fNIET

 

▶  BIG FOOD: WALL STREET HAS WAY TOO MUCH INFLUENCE OVER WHAT WE EAT http://sco.lt/5kQ8Lh

 

▶  HOW MEGA BANKS DROVE A MACK TRUCK THRU A LOOPHOLE TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL GLOBAL POLITIC, INDUSTRY AND SOCIETY http://sco.lt/4iZ2ED

 

                                     RETHINKING ECONOMICS:

Rethinking Economics is an international network of students, thinkers and citizens, coming together to demystify, diversify, and invigorate economics. We are most likely to be aged 18-34....

We are from London, Berlin, Oxford, Cambridge, Vienna, New Delhi, Lisbon, Manchester, São Paulo, Barcelona, New York, Paris, Copenhagen, Islamabad, Rome, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Santiago, Lahore, Belo Horizonte, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro, Washington, Bangkok, Brussels, Calcutta and many, many more!

http://www.rethinkeconomics.org/

 

-▶  HEALTH OF OCEANS 'DECLINING FAST' - MASS EXTINCTION MAY BE INEVITABLE http://sco.lt/8ZyX6v

 

EMPTYING OUR OCEANS:

 ▶  DEADLY BYCATCH:  TWO -THIRDS OF HEALTHY FISH BROUGHT ON TO FISHING VESELS IS THROWN BACK INTO THE SEA - INJURED OR DEAD http://sco.lt/6DbCld

 

 ▶  A WAKE-UP WATCH: "INSIDE THE GREAT GARBAGE PATCH OF THE WORLD" - THE PLASTIC CURSE http://sco.lt/77HhPF

 

 ▶  MASSIVE DESERTIFICATION, EPIDEMIC ILLNESSES COMING WITH GLOBAL WARMING, MELTING WORLD http://sco.lt/5cPnrF

 

                 

                                                  WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 

 

 

 

 ++CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – #CSR #Sustainability #SocioEconomic #Community #Brands #Environment http://ow.ly/xjv4e

++CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL http://ow.ly/xjtWU

++OUR OCEANS NEED US http://ow.ly/xju1e

++BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE: – #Conservation #Ecosystems #Wildlife #Rivers #Forests #Environment http://ow.ly/xju5P

++YOUR FOOD, YOUR ENVIRONMENT, YOUR HEALTH: #Biotech #GMOs #Pesticides #Chemicals #FactoryFarms #CAFOs #BigFood http://ow.ly/xjuUA

 

 

 


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Eli Levine's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:26 AM

Indeed, it's not enough to call the dollar value of what you're people are buying and selling "wealth".

 

Where are the environmental factors that will cost us money due to the loss of economic activity (thanks to weather and climatic difficulties)?  Where are the markers for well being and other aspects of human happiness?

 

Capitalism is going to kill itself off, regardless of what anyone does to try to save it in its present form.  The death has already happened, just as the roots of death are in anything that we may develop.  Either things will be eclipsed by better things, or else, they'll collapse into worse things that we'll have to dig our way out of.

 

I'd rather have things go the former way, rather than the latter.  Unfortunately, I don't have much of a say about how we achieve that.

 

So, we're stuck, thanks to the stuck brains of our leadership cadre.

 

Enjoy!

 

Think about it.

pdjmoo's curator insight, November 26, 2014 9:04 PM

-  AT THE LIMITS OF THE MARKET:  WHY CAPITALISM HASN'T AND CAN'T SOLVE CLIMATE CHANGE http://sco.lt/7L3su1

 

▶  POPE FRANCIS:  'NOT TO SHARE WEALTH WITH THE POOR IS TO STEAL': POPE FRANCIS SLAMS CAPITALISM AS THE 'NEW TYRRANY' http://sco.lt/6RIQin


- ▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH:  OUR SEARCH FOR FAME, WEALTH, POWER IS OUR DOWNFALL http://sco.lt/7AqFkn

 

 -▶ ONLY LOVE FOR MOTHER EARTH CAN SAVE US FROM CLIMATE CHANGE - ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH AND POPE FRANCIS SPEAK OUT  http://sco.lt/57JX0L



                                    GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS

THE BIG IDEA FROM A TINY STATE THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD                                            http://sco.lt/7aZ09h


                                                  WATCH

                                              FILM: ***"HOME"

                    An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

      http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

 

▶  THE SIXTH MASS EXTINCTION IS UPON US http://sco.lt/4ywB3h

 

-▶  >> AN URGENT MEMO TO THE WORLD - The Natural Eye Project - http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/an-urgent-memo-to-the-world/

 


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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE WILL IMPACT US ALL

http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY IS LIFE

http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS NEED US

http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶   OUR FOOD, OUR HEALTH 

http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

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Who is derailing democracy in Pakistan? - Daily Times

Who is derailing democracy in Pakistan? Daily Times According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, democracy is defined as “a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system...
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Human Rights Video: Born Free and Equal

Human Right #1: We are all born free and equal. To broadly raise awareness of the 30 inalienable rights as proclaimed by the Universal Declaration of Human R...
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Khartoum locality to remove camp housing South Sudanese refugees - Sudan Tribune

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Sudan Tribune Khartoum locality to remove camp housing South Sudanese refugees Sudan Tribune Khartoum since the start of South Sudanese crisis refuses to describe them as refugees saying they will be considered as Sudanese citizens and are free to...
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