Economy

Texas Design Student Builds Awesome Tiny-House To Live Debt-Free Near Campus

Texas Design Student Builds Awesome Tiny-House To Live Debt-Free Near Campus

It’s not easy being a student in the United States, where universities are notoriously expensive and the prospect of a job is insecure. For those invested in pursuing their education, then, it becomes a task to keep costs – such as housing and food – to a minimum so student loans may stay as low […]

30 World Leaders Were Served Lunch From Food Scraps At The UN Summit

30 World Leaders Were Served Lunch From Food Scraps At The UN Summit

Food waste is a big concern in many areas of the world. In the United States, for example, it is estimated that nearly 40% of the food purchased and prepared is discarded. This travesty exists even when 795 million people still go to bed hungry each night.  To discuss the issue and collaborate on potential […]

Short Animation Explains Economics, War, Poverty And Terrorism…In Under 2 Minutes

This excellent short film from activist Wesley PP Hall does a fantastic job of simplifying concepts that our leaders and mainstream media would prefer us to dismiss as confusing or complex. The voiceover is provided by John Perkins, who wrote the book ‘Confessions of an Economic Hitman’, a shocking expose of international corruption. The producer combines Perkins’s […]

Victory! Shell Abandons Arctic Drilling

Victory! Shell Abandons Arctic Drilling

Years of activists’ efforts have paid off! As The Guardian reports, Shell has abandoned its controversial drilling operations in the Alaskan Arctic for the foreseeable future. In what environmentalists are describing as “an unmitigated defeat” for big oil, the Anglo-Dutch company has admitted that the profit losses and fierce public opposition it is facing have […]

Earth Could Go 100% Renewable By 2050, Says New Report

Earth Could Go 100% Renewable By 2050, Says New Report

A new report from Greenpeace declares that the world can be 100% renewable by 2050, and 85% renewable in just 15 years. According to the non-profit’s 2015 (R)evolution report, the path to 100% renewable is cost-neutral for the first time ever. Not only that, no new technological advancements are needed at this point to make […]

A Banker Just Bought Rights To A Life-Saving Drug- And Hiked Up Its Price By 5500%

A Banker Just Bought Rights To A Life-Saving Drug- And Hiked Up Its Price By 5500%

When you’re filthy rich you can do pretty much anything you want-  including buying the rights to a vital drug and increasing its price in order to make gigantic profits out of other people’s suffering. That’s exactly what hedge fund manager Martin Shkreli has done. This 32 year-old bankster now owns Daraprim, a drug which helps critically ill HIV […]

Lines Out The Door For Amy’s Organic, Plant-based Drive-Thru Restaurant!

Earlier in July, Amy’s Drive Thru restaurant opened its doors to a highly anxious public enthusiastic about sampling its gluten-free, dairy-free, and meat-free fare. As EatLocalGrown reports, reception to the US’ first completely vegetarian drive thru restaurant has been overwhelmingly positive, with lines out the door at times. Before you speculate that the restaurant serves only […]

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