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The most accurate status about governments

The most accurate status about governments | Global Problems | Scoop.it
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The Bangladesh poor selling organs to pay debts

The Bangladesh poor selling organs to pay debts | Global Problems | Scoop.it
Some Bangladeshis have sold their organs in order to pay back microcredit loans that were meant to lift them out of poverty, as journalist Sophie Cousins reports.
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Earth Hour Is a Waste of Time—and It Actually Increases Carbon Emissions

Earth Hour Is a Waste of Time—and It Actually Increases Carbon Emissions | Global Problems | Scoop.it
On the evening of March 23, 1.3 billion people will go without light at 8:30—and at 9:30, and at 10:30, and for the rest of the night—just like every other night of the year.
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The Power and Limits of Social Media

The Power and Limits of Social Media | Global Problems | Scoop.it
Yes, social media can amplify the impact of any of these activities but a single tweet or Facebook post is not enough to bring wide acclaim.
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"They are tools for reaching large numbers of people, inexpensively, but they are not yet the tools that bind people to us enough to make them major donors, board members or volunteers." 


"Yes, social media can amplify the impact of any of these activities but a single tweet or Facebook post is not enough to bring wide acclaim. We must include social media as a vital ingredient in a comprehensive institutional marketing program, but not focus exclusively on it."

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Journal of Brand Strategy Excerpt: Retailing with Purpose

Journal of Brand Strategy Excerpt: Retailing with Purpose | Global Problems | Scoop.it
Community and consumer strength on a local level is critical not only for sustaining local business growth, but for fuelling national and global economies. According to the Project for Public Space...
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why SMEs are able to provide social value more than TNCs ? Because SMEs assume the role of both proprietor and local citizen whereas for TNCs, the connection and sense of duty to the local community does not come naturally and at the same time, they act as foreign entities and counter-cultural to local community interests.

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Too much food can kill you? Overeating and obesity now a bigger global problem than lack of food

Too much food can kill you? Overeating and obesity now a bigger global problem than lack of food | Global Problems | Scoop.it
Chronic diseases linked to obesity and overconsumption of food are now a bigger global healthcare burden than illness and disease caused by malnutrition, according to the most comprehensive disease report ever produced on global health issues.
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Overeating and obesity, a new type of global illness.

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The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of Humanity

The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of Humanity | Global Problems | Scoop.it
The unbelievable power of numbers.
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True Progressivism

True Progressivism | Global Problems | Scoop.it
BY THE end of the 19th century, the first age of globalisation and a spate of new inventions had transformed the world economy. But the “Gilded Age” was also a...
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causes of inequality ? 

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Hong Kong has strength to innovate, but other factors hold it back

Hong Kong has strength to innovate, but other factors hold it back | Global Problems | Scoop.it
Hong Kong has what it takes to be a place of innovation. We have a highly educated population and some of the world's best universities, top-notch infrastructure, abundant wealth, government incubation programmes and good-quality potential mentors...
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high rental, lack of coordination b/w state and biz, lack of an enviroment which stimulate creativity and intense competition might turn singapore into the next ' hong kong'

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At the Limits of the Market: Why Capitalism Won't Solve Climate Change, Part 1

At the Limits of the Market: Why Capitalism Won't Solve Climate Change, Part 1 | Global Problems | Scoop.it
One of the great mysteries of contemporary capitalism is the fact that as a system it appears absolutely incapable of responding to the crisis of climate change.
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capitalism ( MC=MR , DD & SS) is a system that seeks to commodify everything, including the negative consequences of the pollution. This is because every steps in researching carries an element of risk and also if one were to stop pursuing a profitable opportunity, one would suffer. Hence it is also parts of rational thinking which promote pollution.

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