Here’s a handy tip for any international bankers travelling to a press conference: don’t try to pretend you understand the anger and frustration of ordinary people by telling a cute anecdote about a conversation with a local taxi driver…it could spectacularly backfire, as the above video shows. At this meeting in Ireland, banker Klaus Masuch […]
Nick Hanauer is a Seattle venture capitalist worth $1bn, and he’s been pissing off other one per-centers for some time, even writing articles like this one to warn his “fellow plutocrats” that if the minimum wage doesn’t rise to $15 soon, there will be a revolution in the States. The super-rich banker also appeared on […]
Every piece of plastic ever produced still exists, and most of it eventually ends up in our oceans. Imagine if we could collect the plastic devastating marine life and turn it into a currency that would ease poverty, clean up the environment, and pressure corporations to do the right thing? It might sound strange, but […]
The reason why some countries are rich and others poor depends on the quality of their institutions, the culture they have, the natural resources they find and what latitude they’re on. Brought to you by http://www.theschooloflife.com Oh and then there is this video: The Economic Hitmen – How It Is Done!
Last week we reported that a 90 year-old WW2 veteran was arrested for feeding the homeless in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The insane and cruel law that literally makes charity a crime (punishable by jail time) has been implemented in cities all over the States, and is a disgrace to the government. When you add into the mix […]
This video is a strong reminder of how a global economy doesn’t mean everyone gets to enjoy the fruits of their labor, even when it comes to something as common as chocolate. Cocoa farmers on the Ivory Coast earn their living growing the beans. It’s hard work and they earn very little money for their […]
This past Sunday, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida police arrested a group of charity workers for breaking a newly imposed law against feeding the homeless. Among those charged is a 90-year-old homeless advocate, and two of his partners in the church. They each face up to 60-days in jail for their crime of providing food to […]
Monsanto has spent millions fighting proposals to start labeling GMO products in Oregon and Colorado, the first two states to consider forcing corporations to give consumers a basic right to choose natural food. This interview with Sheldon Krimsky (editor of The GMO Deception) explores who stands to gain from this battle between common sense and big business. The myths surrounding the […]