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What society do we want? What is a good society? Different aspects of building a society.
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Why Poverty?

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8 Documentaries, 30 Short Films. All about poverty, wealth and inequality. Find out more at whypoverty.net and join the online debate using #whypoverty hasht...
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Anthropology, Moral Optimism, and Capitalism: A Four-Field Manifesto

Anthropology, Moral Optimism, and Capitalism: A Four-Field Manifesto | Building a society | Scoop.it
Anthropology knows more about capitalism than any other discipline. Our moral optimism is a closely-guarded secret. It's time to talk.
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Greater wealth in emerging economies won't reduce inequality by itself

Greater wealth in emerging economies won't reduce inequality by itself | Building a society | Scoop.it
Max Lawson: G20 leaders have failed to take decisive action to combat growing inequality – because the progressive policies needed to address inequality remain out of favour with governing elites...

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Stealing Africa - Why Poverty?

STEALING AFRICA: How much profit is fair? Zambia has the 3rd largest copper reserves in the world, but 60% of the population live on less than $1 a day and 80% are unemployed. The profit goes to Switzerland.

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Serious Citizen Teaser

Teaser Video for the Serious Citizen Video Contest Details coming soon Video by Jeffrey Abelson Music by Cannata Photo credits available on request
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FoodIsPower.org -- The Food Empowerment Project

FoodIsPower.org -- The Food Empowerment Project | Building a society | Scoop.it
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Slavery in the Chocolate Industry.

In West Africa, cocoa is a commodity crop grown primarily for export. As the chocolate industry has grown over the years, so has the demand for cheap cocoa. Today, cocoa farmers barely make a living selling the beans and often resort to the use of child labor in order to keep their prices competitive.

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Entrepreneurs: A Way to Change the World

Entrepreneurs: A Way to Change the World | Building a society | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurship isn't only about those who run businesses -- it's people with the entrepreneurial spirit of innovation and change.
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BBC World Debate Why Poverty?

This Debate is part of a global event hosted by the BBC and 50 other broadcasters around the world. The debate explores the causes of and cures for the enduring problem of severe poverty.

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BBC Radio 4 - The Reith Lectures, Michael Sandel: A New Citizenship: 2009, Markets and Morals

BBC Radio 4 - The Reith Lectures, Michael Sandel: A New Citizenship: 2009, Markets and Morals | Building a society | Scoop.it
Prof Michael Sandel considers the expansion and moral limits of markets.
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Uncontacted tribe found deep in Amazon rainforest

Uncontacted tribe found deep in Amazon rainforest | Building a society | Scoop.it
Ancient community discovered after small forest clearings detected on satellite images
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David Suzuki: Overconsumption, not overpopulation, is the biggest problem

David Suzuki: Overconsumption, not overpopulation, is the biggest problem | Building a society | Scoop.it
What’s the biggest challenge in the world? Climate change? Economic disparity? Species extinction?
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The Science of Overpopulation

Hank talks about the issues of rising global population. Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter: http://www.twit...
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Mo Ibrahim, Africa's Bill Gates: Africa's Moment Has Come, and We Shouldn't Waste It

Mo Ibrahim, Africa's Bill Gates: Africa's Moment Has Come, and We Shouldn't Waste It | Building a society | Scoop.it
Mobile phones are transforming Africa. Mo Ibrahim is the man who brought them there.
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Consumption and Consumerism — Global Issues

Consumption and Consumerism — Global Issues | Building a society | Scoop.it
Today’s consumption is a major cause of environmental degradation. It is also a backbone to globalization and this system maintains disparities between the rich and poor.
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Reflections on cultural identity - The Philosopher's Zone - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Reflections on cultural identity - The Philosopher's Zone - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Building a society | Scoop.it
Ethnic groups across the planet are beginning to act like corporations that own a 'natural' copyright in their 'culture' and 'cultural products' which they protect, often by recourse to the law, and on which they capitalise in much the same way as...

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Mama Illegal - Why Poverty?


Would you leave your family behind to find work? Unemployment in some of Moldavia's rural areas is as high as 80 percent. Anyone who can leave to work usually does. More than 1 million people have left to find to work abroad, often illegally and in lowly paid jobs.

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Education Education - Why Poverty?

EDUCATION EDUCATION: What does an education get you? In ancient times in China, education was the only way out of poverty -- in recent times it has been the ...
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Leaders - who needs 'em?

Leaders - who needs 'em? | Building a society | Scoop.it
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To what degree are leaders still relevant in a modern world?

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Yes they can!

Yes they can! | Building a society | Scoop.it
Swedish students say: "They can never live like us". It is time to rethink!
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Yes they can! says Hans Rosling about low and middle income countries that, with economic and health progress, are catching up with high income countries – countries we used to call the western world.

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Social Responsibility: Why Should Companies Care?

Social Responsibility: Why Should Companies Care? | Building a society | Scoop.it
How can companies actually focus on anything more than just next quarter's results? We're not just talking about a PR campaign or a new mission statement. We're talking about a new way of doing business.
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Uncontacted Tribe Discovered in Brazilian Amazon

Uncontacted Tribe Discovered in Brazilian Amazon | Building a society | Scoop.it
Officials from Brazil's Indian affairs agency, FUNAI, say they have confirmed the existence of a previously unknown indigenous group in the rugged folds of the western Amazon, believed to number as many as 200 people.
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