Jul 242016
 
2016-07-10   Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry.   And related,  The Great Land Grab.

Many thanks to Lyle for the article below, “Turmoil in Saudi water . . . “. Earlier, related postings  appear at bottom. First, a bit of background on The Great Land Grab  is helpful to understanding the full impact of Lyle’s comment. Note:  The Land Grabs usually take place in the Global South.   Welcome, Canada!   The sale of the […]

Mar 262016
 
2016-03-17   How Political Elites Have Failed To Ensure Social Justice Across Generations,  Joseph Stiglitz

  https://www.socialeurope.eu/2016/03/how-political-elites-have-failed-to-ensure-social-justice-across-generations/ Social Europe by Joseph Stiglitz on 17 March 2016 @JosephEStiglitz Joseph Stiglitz (CC Raimond Spekking) Something interesting has emerged in voting patterns on both sides of the Atlantic: Young people are voting in ways that are markedly different from their elders. A great divide appears to have opened up, based not so much […]

Oct 242015
 

I highly recommend:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-a6jzU0YgQ     (1:08:49) John Perkins is essentially another whistleblower.   His stories are from his own employment as an “economic hitman” for the U.S.. HOWEVER,  he has much more to say (listen to the end).   We are not in rebellion, overthrowing the scoundrels.   He believes that around the globe we are crafting a new way of […]

Oct 142015
 

These 3 youtubes cover the ground on ecological economics very well:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d05jEprJxtE     “CRASH COURSE” in Ecological Economics (Jon Erickson) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhHH5meSLZI     Nate Hagens // From Wall St. to Ecological Economics // Part 1 ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxfGcwfYlAg     Interview, William Rees – The Dangerous Disconnect Between Economics and Ecology.  Institute for New Economic Thinking

Oct 052015
 

http://www.cbc.ca/1.3254364 This month, the University of Victoria is launching a very exclusive MBA program — it’s only open to Telus employees. The program will be taught primarily by UVic faculty, but it’s being paid for by Telus. The company also played a role in its design. Dan Pontefract is Chief Envisioner with the Telus Transformation Office, the […]

Jul 082015
 

With thanks to Janet Eaton: Richard Heinberg concludes: It  is probably not within the capability of philanthropic foundations to avert all the human impacts that will accompany the end of economic growth, nor the environmental impacts of past growth. Nevertheless, the strategic application of some of society’s accumulated wealth toward solving the problem of systemic adaptation […]

Jun 172015
 

2012-04-01  How the Big Energy Companies Plan to Turn the U.S. (and Canada) into a Third World Petro-State    http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=4894   2007-05-19  TARSANDS:  Backlash against a whistle-blower  Globe & Mail, Andrew Nikiforuk  http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=4917    2007-06-06  VIDEO:  Help “Get the Shell Out” of the Sacred headwaters.  (Add to original: call on CPP to disinvest.)  http://sandrafinley.ca/?p=4897     2009-09-26  […]

Jun 172015
 

Related: (2015-04-18)  Hundreds of Millions of Dollars already paid out to corporations because of trade deals. It’s about to multiply many times over (TPP, CETA, etc.). (2013-11-09)   Contrast: Transatlantic Trade Deals (CETA & TTIP), also TPP vs “We Are Living in the World Occupy Made” (2013-06-11)    CETA (also about GMO’s): Canada ready to raise threshold […]

Jun 022015
 

For More information than below, see:  Website,  Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (COMER):   http://www.comer.org/ – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Excellent, about COMER:   (2015-05-07)   Rocco Galati, Interview with […]

May 272015
 

. . . We’ve gone beyond gross domestic product to more meaningful measures of social well-being, said Anshula Chowdhury, founder of Social Asset Measurements (SAM), a software-as-a-service social impact reporting firm operating out of Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone in Toronto.   The right things http://www.thestarphoenix.com/business/power+transparency/11082894/story.html It began over a pint of beer. Brainstorming business […]