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7 'tech superheroes' to watch in 2015 - CNN.com

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Who are the tech masterminds to watch in 2015? Industry insider, Shivvy Jervis, gives her predictions.

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Capitalism Is Dying. It’ll Probably Go To Hell. But Something A Lot Better Is Taking Its Place.

Capitalism Is Dying. It’ll Probably Go To Hell. But Something A Lot Better Is Taking Its Place. | Social Media or More | Scoop.it
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Gar Alperovitz: The person who created Davos, the gathering of the most powerful corporate capitalists structures in the entire world, this year opened the conference saying he thought capitalism may well be over. Same message as Occupy.

You get a sense of what a systemic crisis is when the long, long trends simply do not change in response to politics, or reform, or action. So, for instance, the top 1% of the income distribution, the top 1% of the population, has increased its share of income over the last 30 years steadily, steadily from 10% to 12, up to 22%. The long, deep, profound trends tell you something deeper is at work.

The top 400 people now own more wealth than the bottom 185 million taken together. That is the concentration of wealth power at the center of the system in which you and I live. Let me tell you what's happening in the City of Cleveland, Ohio. It was 900,000, it is now 400,000. The companies came in, got their credits and tax credits, and then they left. Cleveland was devastated.

But, in one of the worst neighborhoods in Cleveland, a black community, roughly 40,000 people, average income $18,500.00, poor community, unemployment rate 40%. In that community, today, you will find a sophisticated group of worker owned co-ops drawing on this history and drawing on some of the people. There is a very large scale, industrial scale, new laundry owned by the workers. The greenest laundry in that part of Ohio uses about a third of the water and a third of the heat.

There's another company that is a solar installation company, worker owned, about to put in more solar installation that already exists in the entire State of Ohio. Shortly this spring and this summer they will open a 3.25 acre greenhouse, hydroponic greenhouse, worker owned, capable of producing 3 million heads of lettuce a year and other greens as well and they're in line to put together one or two or three companies a year building out from this.

I think we're going to see a lot more of this and I think we're going to see a lot of it building out of the problems that aren't being solved around the country and around the United States in ways that deal with the pain and the difficulty. And they come down to the principle, in one form or another, of radically decentralized community-based, building from the bottom up, democratizing the ownership.

If we are serious, and actually want to talk about systemic change in real terms rather than rhetoric and actually draw on the traditions of this company and our own imaginations, just possibly we can establish the foundations of the next system that takes us beyond traditional corporate capitalism, traditional state socialism and that builds a new vision that ain't like any of the other ones, but is really a democratic society.

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Ending the Toxic Shell Game

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In California we recently won a victory when BPA was banned from baby bottles and sippy cups. Even before the ban, some producers were eliminating BPA from their products. My daughter's pink sippy cup, for example, was labeled "BPA-free." So why would I still worry?
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Alexandra Levit: How Millennial Entrepreneurs Will Shake Things Up At Work

Alexandra Levit: How Millennial Entrepreneurs Will Shake Things Up At Work | Social Media or More | Scoop.it
I recently spoke to Alexandra Levit, who is the author of They Don't Teach Corporate in College: A Twenty-Something's Guide to the Business World (10th anniversary edition) and the co-author of the 2014 Deloitte Millennial Leadership Study. Levit is a workplace expert, who served as a member of Business Roundtable's Springboard Project, [...]
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“Alexandra Levit: How Millennial Entrepreneurs Will Shake Things Up At Work”

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The Human Scale - Home

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The Human Scale - Offizielle Webseite zum Film
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Bringing cities to life...http://youtu.be/_pmVEZI_5Fo

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How Big Is Space – Interactive version

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Buckle up and ride a rocket through our interactive view of the Solar System to explore our cosmic neighbourhood
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Dalai Lama Dialogue "Business, Ethics, and Compassion" Stream on Vimeo

The Dalai Lama will be joined by the CEO of Dignity Health, Lloyd Dean, for Business, Ethics, and Compassion: A Dialogue with the Dalai Lama.

 

The event was cosponsored by two of the country’s premier institutes for the study of ethics and compassion—

 

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SCU’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and
Stanford University’s Center for Compassion
and Altruism Research and Education.
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Eli Levine's curator insight, February 26, 2014 4:24 PM

And business stands in diametric opposiion to these points when it is put into practice.

 

Where are the morals in conservtism?

 

Where is the religion in what they have to say, in spite of the number of times they "pray" and "worship" their various deities.

It's just money the business people are after.  Not much higher than a bottom feeder in the ocean.

 

Silly brains.

 

Think about it.

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LOOK: The Assorted States Of Happiness

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Which way to happy? Geographically speaking, it's the route to Hawaii, Maine or one of the clusters of blissful cities in California and Colorado.
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Open Letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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23 Leading Scientists, Technologists, Entrepreneurs and Spiritual Leaders Issue Open Letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to Support the Forming of a New Evolutionary Strategy for Humanity at the Second International Global Future 2045...
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Strange Direction of Future Vision: brain–computer interfaces / Calling themselves Leaders? Reboot Your Mind... 2045 Initiative

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One year after launch, online bank Simple sees $1B in annualized transactions

One year after launch, online bank Simple sees $1B in annualized transactions | Social Media or More | Scoop.it
For Simple, an online bank trying to overthrow the tyranny of traditional banks, its biggest milestones yet couldn't be timed any better.
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Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew

Global Wealth Inequality - What you never knew you never knew | Social Media or More | Scoop.it
PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A NEW VERSION OF THE VIDEO WITH A MORE ACCURATE MAP HERE: http://youtu.be/DJtOhfpGlZ8. -Production Company: Grain Media (grainmedia.co.uk)-Motion Graphics Artist: Nick Pittom (nickpittom.com)-Music: Sup Doodle and Apple Juice ...
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Orwell 2.0 – Die totale Überwachung ist längst Realität - www.NachDenkSeiten.de

Orwell 2.0 – Die totale Überwachung ist längst Realität - www.NachDenkSeiten.de | Social Media or More | Scoop.it
NachDenkSeiten - Die kritische Website
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Das Reality Mining der NSA

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Selbst wenn der US-Geheimdienst mit seinem Überwachungssystem keine Inhalte verwerten sollte: Aus den Metadaten des Mobilfunks lassen sich bereits detaillierte Profile von Bürgern ermitteln.
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Club of Amsterdam - Shaping Your Future in the Knowledge Society

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Club of Amsterdam - Shaping Your Future in the Knowledge Society
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Russia will not import GMO products - PM Medvedev

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Russia will not import GMO products, the country’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, adding that the nation has enough space and resources to produce organic food.
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SXSW INTERACTIVE - NRW joins SXSW - Meet Germany´s Digital Powerhouse

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CALL FOR AWESOMENESS! Free beer, finest German cuisine & fab speakers. Join us at www.sxsw-nrw.com, March 7-12! #SXSW
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Entrepreneur Magazine

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Entrepreneur magazine is the premier source for everything small business. Get the latest small business information in out latest issue of Entrepreneur...
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Economists forecast the end of growth

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Nafeez Ahmed: Unlimited GDP growth is over as we enter a new age of resource scarcity - we must transition to a new economy
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Amerika löst sich auf

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«The Unwinding» von George Packer ist der Sachbuchhit dieses Sommers in Amerika: Eine aufwühlende Collage des Irrsinns der amerikanischen Gegenwart.

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Pictured: The world's most spectacularly-designed houses that prove that nothing is impossible when it comes to architecture

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These images show just how the other half live, and how architecture really is pushing the boundaries on home living. Sixty of the planet's most spectacular homes have been pulled together for a Collection in magazine Architecture Now!
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How Microsoft handed the NSA access to encrypted messages

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Documents show company collaborated closely with NSA and FBI to help agencies intercept data
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We are crazy... WE ARE not AMAZING!

Pure Adrenaline Basejump! Editing by Vania Da Rui. SoulFlyers Fred Fugen & JP Teffaud basejumping at Menara Kuala Lumpur 2012 Event. Sponsored by Turbolenza ...
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GEAB N°76 ist angekommen! Zweites Halbjahr 2013 – Umfassende weltweite Krise II : Zweite zerstörerische Explosion / Ausbruch weltweiter sozialer Unruhen

GEAB N°76 ist angekommen! Zweites Halbjahr 2013 – Umfassende weltweite Krise II : Zweite zerstörerische Explosion / Ausbruch weltweiter sozialer Unruhen | Social Media or More | Scoop.it

- Pressemitteilung des GEAB vom 17. Juni 2013 (GEAB N°76) - Der Schock von 2008 war sicherlich gewaltig, aber die Reaktion des Finanzsystems, der Länder und der Zentralbanken, die Rettungspläne von bisher nie da gewesenem Umfang auflegten...

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Der Schock von 2008 war sicherlich gewaltig, aber die Reaktion des Finanzsystems, der Länder und der Zentralbanken, die Rettungspläne von bisher nie da gewesenem Umfang auflegten, hat ermöglicht, seine schlimmsten Folgen zu verdrängen: Der Abstieg des Westens im Allgemeinen und der USA im Besonderen aus der globalen Spitzengruppe, erzwungene Schrumpfung der Wirtschaft auf die Realwirtschaft, Absturz von einem künstlich hoch gehaltenen materiellen Lebensstandard, Massenarbeitslosigkeit, Entstehung von Massenprotestbewegungen usw., all dies konnte weitgehend ignoriert werden, weil mit der unverantwortlichen Politik des hemmungslosen Gelddruckens zugunsten der Banken und Aktienmärkte die Illusion von einem baldigen Aufschwung und Rückkehr zum Status quo genährt wurde. Statt sich mit den wahren weltweiten Problemen auseinander zu setzen, gab sich die Welt die Dröhnung mit Geld, Geld und nochmals Geld. Fünf wertvolle Jahre gingen verloren. Nun ist das System noch brüchiger als vor der Krise. In den USA versuchte die Fed mit Benzin das Feuer zu löschen, das sie selber entzündet hatte; und der Rest der Welt schaute tatenlos zu, weil sie zu sehr beschäftigt war, die eigenen Wunden zu pflegen. Es ist also nicht verwunderlich, dass die USA, alleiniger Pfeiler der Welt von Gestern, die sich weigern, ihre herausragende Stellung aufzugeben, erneut, wiederum mit Hilfe ihrer beiden treuen Verbündeten Großbritannien und Japan, sich daran machen, die globale Lage explodieren zu lassen. Und dieses Mal sind die Staaten wegen der Katastrophe von 2008 finanziell zu ausgezehrt, um noch einmal die Situation retten zu können. Wir stehen vor dem Ausbruch einer zweiten weltweiten Finanzkrise, deren Ursachen wiederum in den USA zu finden sind. Die vergangenen fünf Jahre wurden nur dazu genutzt, zurückzuweichen, um nun mit noch mehr Anlauf in den Abgrund zu springen. Wir stehen nun vor der „Krise im Quadrat“.

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