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Womenomics' Is Starting to Transform the Muslim World
Business  (tags: women, Islam, finance, economics, business woman )

Beatrice
- 14 days ago - ft.com
The first convert to Islam was a businesswoman. She was a wealthy trader who inherited her father's business and later expanded it into an even more impressive enterprise. At one point, she offered a job to a man. He accepted and conducted a trading
Big-Name Filmmakers Break Down What You Need to Know About the Economy Today
Business  (tags: economy, videos, economics )

Freya
- 31 days ago - takepart.com
Now an ambitious series of 20 web videos called We the Economy is setting out to demystify the economy in a variety of creative ways, ranging from informative mini-documentaries to song-and-dance numbers to an animated parody of My Little Pony.
Why Economics Needs to Make Space for Nature
Business  (tags: Environment, Ecosystem, Economics, United Nations, Millenium Ecosystem Assessment, Nature )

Brian
- 38 days ago - greenreview.blogspot.co.uk
"The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment produced by the United Nations describes very well the different services the natural environment provides to human beings, using the ecosystem service framework."
Monsanto: The Gigantic Evil Megacorp (That's Actually Kinda a Pipsqueak)
Business  (tags: Monsanto, Evil MegaCorp, Publically Listed, Runt, Not That Big, Economics, Politics, Science, Hype )

Brian
- 72 days ago - tacit.livejournal.com
"As big companies go, Monsanto is a runt. In terms of gross revenue, it is almost exactly the same size as Whole Foods and Starbucks. It's smaller than The Gap, way smaller than 7-11 and UPS, a tiny fraction of the size of Home Depot..."
Corporatism Stifles Innovation
Business  (tags: innovation, invention, economics, capitalism, corporations, corporatism )

Freya
- 117 days ago - altheadlines.com
For an economy to grow and create actual wealth, innovation is a bedrock component in the development of enhanced prosperity. Prosperity is an intriguing concept. Simply making and accumulating money falls short of establishing a successful economic model
Stop the Wall Street Schmooze!
Business  (tags: lobbying, petitions, economy, banks, Wall Street, economics )

Freya
- 155 days ago - secure.consumersunion.org
The big banks and financial services industry are at it again, trying to undermine reforms we passed to prevent another economic meltdown. They're pushing a package of bills that will tie up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in so much red tape
The Three Biggest Right-Wing Lies About Poverty
Business  (tags: poverty, misconceptions, wages, economics )

Freya
- 163 days ago - readersupportednews.org
Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage, or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack.
These Services Are Vital To The Health of the Earth - Economist Call Them Externalities   video
Business  (tags: David Suzuki, Externalities, Sustainable Man, Earth, Economics, disconnected )

Dandelion
- 218 days ago - youtube.com
Our economic system incentivises the exploitation of earth's finite resources. Money does not stand for anything and must continue to grow (consume more resources) in order for the economy to function. Conventional economics is a form of brain damage.
Are Supermarkets Cheaper Than Farmers' Markets?
Business  (tags: Grocery, Organic, Farmers Market, Produce, Price, Sustainable, Local, Healthy, Economy, Economics, Savings, Value, business, consumers, corporate, environment, ethics, farming, money, wal-mart, Walmart )

Syd
- 222 days ago - threespringsfarm.com
We selected 3 area supermarkets with which to compare our farmers' market prices: an organic/health food chain, Wild Oats, as we grow organically (though not certified); the most widespread grocery store in town, Albertsons; and Wal-Mart...
The Rot of Wall Street Stinks All the Way to the Bank
Business  (tags: CEOs, economics, salaries, greed )

Freya
- 228 days ago - alternet.org
The U.S. is in a historical wage slump, while bank CEOs like Citigroup's Michael Corbat receives $16 million in bonus pay.
Robert Reich: How Increasing Numbers of Americans Are Saying 'No Deal' to Absurd Inequality
Business  (tags: inequality, economics )

Freya
- 237 days ago - alternet.org
Every year I ask my class on "Wealth and Poverty" to play a simple game. I have them split up into pairs, and imagine I'm giving one of them $1,000.
The National Consensus to End Wealth Inequality Builds
Business  (tags: wealth, economics, economic inequality, capitalism )

Freya
- 248 days ago - alternet.org
As more people recognize the unfair economy created by big finance capitalism, they are pushing forward with alternatives.
Americans Grapple With Income Inequality
Business  (tags: wages, income, economics, income inequality )

Freya
- 297 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The wealthiest county in America is settled deep in 4 a.m. slumber when Neal Breen threads the mini-mansion subdivisions and snow-blanketed fairways on his way to open shop.
The Political Economy of Predatory Capitalism
Business  (tags: capitalism, toxic capitalism, predatory capitalism, exploitation, economic injustice, environmental devastation, political corruption, #resist, rise up, economics )

Brian
- 317 days ago - truth-out.org
"The challenges ahead are daunting. Predatory capitalism has created the synergy needed for the exploitation of labor at national, regional and global levels. Developing types of international organization should become therefore a top priority for..."
10 Reasons That Long-Term Unemployment Is a National Catastrophe
Business  (tags: unemployment, jobs, recession, depression, recovery, economics )

Freya
- 327 days ago - motherjones.com
Unemployment is bad. Obviously long-term unemployment is worse. But it's not just a little worse, it's horrifically worse.
 

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