Money doesn’t buy you happiness but equality might

ISIS Report 28/07/14SiS ReviewEquality is Good for You########################RG Wilkinson and KE Pickett. The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better forEveryone. Penguin Books.  Pp 349 £9.99. ISBN 978-0-141-03236-8.Prof Peter Saunders:  Money doesn’t buy you happiness but equality might. It seems obvious that the way to improve the lot of most people in a …

Energy Self-Reliant States: Bypassing the Power Grid

I spent most of last week on the West Coast with the family (and even went for a ride in the redwoods on an early 20th century steam train), but I came across a terrific video from EnergyShouldBe on why baseload power sources like coal and nuclear are incompatible with a largely …

Today’s Top Stories from GFI: How Canada’s banks help money move in and out of tax havens

  Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Why Developing Countries Should Care About The G8 Summit Taxcast Edition 17: May ’13 Statement From The Financial Transparency Coalition: G8 Leaders Fail To Reach Financial Transparency Agreement Tax Wars: EU Playing Catch-Up With US New EU Anti-Corruption Standards Increase Demands For Greater Transparency To …

Salvadoran Civil Society Groups Opposed to Carbon Credit Plan

Click for original article here By Edgardo Ayala SAN SALVADOR, Aug 2 2012 (IPS) – Civil society organisations are asking the World Bank to reject the Salvadoran government’s proposal to join a programme for reducing greenhouse gas emissions linked to deforestation, on the argument that it will actually harm the …

U.S. Rebel’s Split Riles $6 Billion World of Ethical Commerce

U.S. Rebel’s Split Riles $6 Billion World of Ethical Commerce 2011-11-03 05:00:01.0 GMT By Simon Clark Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) — Fairtrade International brings together retailers and other marketers in wealthy countries with small-scale producers of foods in the developing world. The organization’s goal is to ensure the ethical treatment of …