Category Archives: economics

How Sugar Changed the World

How Sugar Changed the World: Heather Whipps writes “It’s unlikely that many candy-lovers in the United States think about history while quaffing an estimated 100 pounds of sugar per year, but sweet stuff once played a major role in one … Continue reading

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Some biofuels might do more harm than good

Some biofuels might do more harm than good: “new research led by a biologist at the University of Washington, Bothell, shows that some of the most popular current biofuel stocks might have exactly the opposite impacts than intended. The study … Continue reading

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The Story of Undies

Kiwi goes to China seeking undies’ origins: “It didn’t take an awful lot of deduction to say that if I can buy five pairs for $NZ9, then they are paying about 30 cents a pair at the factory gate. “When … Continue reading

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Change We Can Stomach

Change We Can Stomach: “Finding guilt-free food for our menus — food that’s clean, green and humane — is about as easy as securing a housing loan. And we’re suddenly paying more — But here’s the good news: we can … Continue reading

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Money: A New Beginning

Money: A New Beginning: “Interest is tied into how we see ourselves as separate, competing subjects seeking to gather more and more of the world within the boundaries of ‘mine.’ Today, however, the human identity is undergoing a profound metamorphosis. … Continue reading

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Future Positive : ORTEGRITY

ORTEGRITY — Discovery in North Carolina: “The purpose of our meeting was two-fold, first to share our research findings about human relationships, behavior, and thinking, and then to design or at least establish criteria for designing a “conflict-free” organizational system … Continue reading

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Money: A New Beginning

Money: A New Beginning: “Amidst superabundance, even we in rich countries live in an omnipresent anxiety, craving ‘financial security’ as we try to keep scarcity at bay. We make choices (even those having nothing to do with money) according to … Continue reading

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