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Three Big Winners from Ending Ethanol Subsidies

A day many thought might never arrive is finally just around the corner. Today, December 23rd, Congress finished their work to head home for the holidays, and we can now say confidently that ethanol’s 30-year-old tax credit and import tariff will finally expire on December 31st. Ending these costly and unnecessary subsidies just eight short [...]

FOCUS: Secretary Hillary Clinton | Women, Peace, and Security

Secretary Hillary Clinton, Reader Supported News Clinton writes: "Today, I want to focus on one aspect of peacemaking that too often goes overlooked - the role of women in ending conflict and building lasting security. Some of you may have watched a week ago Saturday as three remarkable women - two from Liberia, one from Yemen - accepted the [...]

Upcoming dates for Investors’ Circle Events

Investors’ Circle is the largest and oldest network of angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices that are using private capital to promote the transition to a sustainable economy. IC has facilitated the flow of $150 million into 225 companies and funds dedicated to impact. DATES FOR THE NEW [...]

A note from Paul Hawken

We—you who are reading this—support Women’s Earth Alliance not because it goes to the root of the problem, but because it goes to the heart of the solution: women and to women’s culture. As James Hillman wrote, “Nature dies because culture dies.” To address resource shortages WEA is enlivening the greatest and most abundant resource [...]

New Action Video – 99% Choir Forecloses on Bank of America!

Check out Backbone Campaign's latest creative collaboration with the the Other 98%, and our allies at Washington Community Action Network and the Seattle Labor Chorus: It was a meaningful and fun way to get into the Holiday spirit of justice and dignity for all. Join me in the New Year's resolution to win principal reduction for underwater [...]

To Save Post Offices, Turn Them Into Public Banks

I didn't get any mail today, or the day before. I'm not the only one lacking in pen pals: From 2006 to 2010, mail volume declined by 20 percent, and it's going to keep dropping. We're doing a lot more of our correspondence online these days, and that decline in business is putting the U.S. Postal Service - a government enterprise that would rank [...]

The Debunking Handbook Part 1: The First Myth About Debunking

The Debunking Handbook is a guide to debunking myths, by John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky. Although there is a great deal of psychological research on misinformation, unfortunately there is no summary of the literature that offers practical guidelines on the most effective ways of reducing the influence of misinformation. This Handbook boils down [...]

Future Finance – Policy Brief: Legal non-enforcement as an instrument of financial market regulation

by Jakob von Uexkull World Future Council In many legal systems claims resulting from gaming or gambling are not enforceable. This is designed to protect the debtor from driving himself into financial ruin through gaming and betting debts. There is a German saying that “a gambling debt is a debt of honour”. Older case-law applied this [...]

Ethical Markets Review: Systematic solution to meet green economic growth and sustainable development

Ethical Markets Review: Systematic solution to meet green economic growth and sustainable development

Zhouying JIN Center for Technology Innovation & Strategy Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Click for the report (PDF)

Honoring President Vaclav Havel

Honoring President Vaclav Havel

By Hazel Henderson Philosopher-poet-playwright and global citizen, Václav Havel was the freedom fighter who led the Czech people to independence from Soviet Russian occupation.  He became their first president in 1989 after the peaceful "velvet revolution" swept this brave man into power with massive support and the slogan "Havel to the [...]

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