Restoring Trust: In Markets and Politics

It’s common knowledge that human societies work most effectively and harmoniously where there are high levels of trust – in each other and our institutions.  Markets cannot operate without trust.  Wall Street is learning this as I discussed in Electronic Bulls, Bears & Pigs.  Confidence among retail investors has dropped since …

European Commission: Simple Swedish device effectively reduces harmful indoor air pollution

News Alert Issue 383, 31 July 2014  Science for Environment Policy About this service Contact the Editor Subscribe to this News Alert Summer break Please note that we will not be publishing the Science for Environment News Alert during August. The next issue will reach you on 4th September. Wishing …

OTHER NEWS: Big Gap Surfaces in Davos

Big Gap Surfaces in Davos   By Ray Smith   DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 24 2014 (IPS) – As self-appointed global leaders gather at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos and discuss ‘The Reshaping of the World’, a stone’s throw away non-governmental organisations named this year’s winners for their dreaded …

From the Guardian: Green groups walk out of UN climate talks

Environment and development groups protest at slow speed and lack of ambition at Warsaw negotiations John Vidal and Fiona Harvey in Warsaw Thursday 21 November 2013 The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/21/mass-walk-out-un-climate-talks-warsaw —- Environment and development groups together with young people, trade unions and social movements walked out of the UN climate talks on …

#OCCUPYWALLSTREET: Occupied. OWS Updates for the Week of July 12

GET THIS FROM A FRIEND? SUBSCRIBE SHARE:  DebtFair, an initiative led by Occupy Museums, has just sent a letter to a number of art school deans, asking them to come up with an alternative to debt-funded, high-cost art education. The letter was partially provoked by the recent doubling in interest rates …

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Has Colleges Weighing The Stakes

“It’s wrong to profit from wrecking the planet.” That’s what thousands of young people are saying across the U.S. who are demanding their colleges and universities strip fossil fuel investments from their endowment portfolios. They are arguing with passion — and a considerable amount of organizing savvy — that the …

Rolling Jubilee has abolished over a million dollars of medical debt!

  Like Tweet Forward   Strike Debt has just abolished medical debt for a thousand people! Over 1,000 people are receiving notice that their debt is HISTORY Mar 16 – 23 is a Week of Action to Declare a Healthcare Emergency: It’s a Matter of #LifeOrDebt Spread the word! Action: Call …

NewEnergyNews: Today’s Headlines: MORE AND MORE NEW ENERGY

NewEnergyNews      Daily Headlines                                     click here for main page: http://www.NewEnergyNews.net/ FRIDAY WORLD, February 15: * MORE AND MORE NEW ENERGY * SKILLED WIND WORKERS NEEDED * TRACKING HYDRO GROWTH * GEOTHERMAL NOW THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, February 14: * RFK, JR, …

Ethical Markets Supports OCCUPY !

  We were all concerned at the repeated lies and evidence-free reporting by Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post on December 31st asserting a (non-existent) connection between Occupy Wall Street and an individual arrested for possessing weapons and bomb making materials. This is far from the first time the New York …