Victory: Google kicks ALEC to the curb

Hi there—Over the past year, MoveOn member Marisol Garcia from Phoenix, AZ, has campaigned hard to get Google off the board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the organization behind some of the worst pieces of legislation to come out in recent years, including “stand your ground” laws.    Earlier …

Google CEO: They’re lying

“We should not be aligned with such people. They are just literally lying.” That’s what Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an infamous corporate lobbying group that pushes an agenda that denies the realities of climate change. Bravo to Schmidt for withdrawing Google’s membership …

Exposed: Corporate cash is the lifeblood of climate change denial on Capitol Hill

  Exposed: Corporate cash is the lifeblood of climate change denial on Capitol Hill By Moyers & Company Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:53 EDT 34   If you wonder why so many members of Congress are in denial when it comes to climate change, follow the money. This week, Forecast …

IMF’s Blunt Message to Nations: Raise Fossil-Fuel Taxes to Fight Climate Change

Ethical Markets has campaigned for 30 years to get all externalities internalized within company and public sector balance sheets. We salute the IMF for this report and I hope to review the full volume soonest. ~ Hazel Henderson,Editor IMF’s Blunt Message to Nations: Raise Fossil-Fuel Taxes to Fight Climate Change …

New Poll Shows Voters Are Ready To Pay To Blunt Climate Change

New Poll Shows Voters Are Ready To Pay To Blunt Climate Change By Tom Kenworthy on June 11, 2014 at 10:10 am CREDIT: Shutterstock If this keeps up, more politicians may learn to love climate change as a political issue. A new poll from Bloomberg shows that by nearly a …

MoneyWeek Roundup: The Bank of England threatens democracy…

The Bank of England threatens democracy… Buy Turkey!… Everything you ever wanted to know about fracking… From Matthew Partridge, across the river from the City The Bank of England undermines democracy This week, our editor-in-chief, Merryn Somerset Webb, looked at how the Bank of England’s interest rate policy is hurting savers. …

Could 3 simple changes to banking fix the economy?

Could 3 simple changes to banking fix the economy?   Dear hazel, If someone told you that a mountain of personal debt could be cleared via 3 simple changes to the way that money and banking works, would you like to know how? Would you like to see a more stable economy, with more …

Call for governments to inquire if money and the financial system is fit for purpose?

The crisis of legitimacy of the political and financial systems In my view Government is not “fit for the purpose” of facilitating a transition to “Democratic Money with Environmental Values [to] Reduce Market Failures”. I suspect the reason why “the Australian Government has led the way by setting upa Financial System Inquiry” …

Other News: The Nobel for Peace – an Expanding Scandal

   The Nobel for Peace – an Expanding Scandal   By Fredrik S. Heffermehl*   OSLO, Dec 9 2013 (Columnist Service) – A March 2012 decision by the Swedish authority supervising foundations is a ticking box of dynamite under the nobel peace prize. Even presented in an official, open document, …

DIY solar; the psychology of everyday illusions; Melbourne’s food startups | SMARTPLANET Weekly

smartplanet WEEKLY A WEEKLY PREVIEW OF OUR CURRENT ISSUE, DELIVERED EVERY SUNDAY. November 24, 2013 FROM THE DESK OF … Could DIY solar shake up the industry? The big solar manufacturers say they’re not worried. Meanwhile, three startups in Melbourne who are aiming to loosen the grip of their city’s …