The invention of capitalism

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Capitalism was invented, yes, invented, and its aim was to turn a self-sufficient peasantry into industrial wage slaves, and my oh my, has it worked. “.everyone But in order for capitalism to work, capitalists needed a pool of cheap, surplus labor.

Copenhagen wins ‘European Green Capital’

Green Traveler Guides

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The pathology of capitalism

Green (Living) Review

Life is a journey and not a competition, whatever capitalism and its elite would like to make us believe.

Beyond Capitalism: Not-for-Profit Business Ethos Motivates Sustainable Behaviour

Green (Living) Review

For-profit capitalism has created social and economic inequality; successful not-for-profit businesses including Mozilla and the Big Issue point to an alternative path At the heart of the failing capitalist system is the “for-profit” ethic. capitalism green living post-capitalism

A greener capital

Green (Living) Review

A greener capital - communities make their mark with 12,000 free trees from the Mayor of London and the Woodland Trust This autumn, communities across London will transform neighbourhoods with over 12,000 free trees from the Woodland Trust.

Iran’s capital city being swallowed by sinkholes

Green Prophet

Thanks to drought and over-pumping underground water reserves in the western region of Tehran, Iran’s capital city, fissures also known as sinkholes are opening up, causing Iran’s major city and capital city to sink.

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Pope Francis calls for new economic order, criticises capitalism

Green (Living) Review

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Moving beyond capitalism

Green (Living) Review

A call for a new form of capitalism replacing the neo-classic approach has highlighted alternatives such as conscious capitalism. Conscious capitalism is one of many expression of such an elevated state of Spirit. We must, especially, get away from the boom and bust cycle of capitalism and come to a constant economy.

Think tank predicts end of capitalism

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) At the end of April 2014 a global think tank is predicting the end of capitalism and the beginning of a co-operative economy. It is interesting to see the choice of words of the think tank to call the new economy to follow after capitalism a co-operative one.

Sharjah wins Arab Tourism Capital award 2015

Green Prophet

The honor of being named Arab Tourism Capital is showcased in the brightly colored logo shown above. According to a recent report , Sharjah – a city named after its state, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates criteria set forth by the Arab Council of Tourism Ministers.

How to Protest Capitalism by Baking Bread.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Food Green Health & Wellness Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Z ADMIN Green Featured Today baking bread capitalism how to bake your own bread sourdough sourdough recipe sourdough starterIt means I can produce my own food and allows me to break free from the industrial food system and be on a system of my own.

The Irrelevance of Money: Emotional Capitalism. ~ Jack Raifer

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) capitalism emotional capitalism freedom of happiness happiness mindful money Yes, I am a capitalist.

Capitalism don’t Care.

Elephant Journal

Ciclovia (Green Streets) in Boulder is a wonderful idea. If you don’t know about it, it’s an international movement to take back streets for human beings–pedestrians, arts, markets, cyclists. It’s fun and takes place in something like 80 cities, including Manhattan, around the world. It’s super inspiring. The Boulder edition is all thanks to […].

It is not possible to make peace with capitalism

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As the late Bob Crow said: “I didn't become a trade unionist just to tweak capitalism. I want to smash capitalism and every rotten thing it stands for.” When parties like the Social Democrats and the British Labour Party talk about making capitalism more human, giving capitalism a social conscience, and such, this is absolute and utter baloney. Capitalism carries in itself war in the same way as the clouds the rain.

The place where Art & Capitalism meet can Break your Heart—but it Doesn’t have To.

Elephant Journal

Arts Enlightened Society Right Livelihood be of benefit capitalism creativity dharma art making art right livelihood Rod Serling the artist's journey The Twilight ZoneI’ve wondered for a long time how we can integrate good art into the capitalist paradigm, because I truly believe creative endeavors can be just as valuable as investment banking or.

What Would the Buddha Say about Capitalism? ~ Adam Carney

Elephant Journal

While often framed as opposing ideologies, capitalism and spirituality both provide things essential to well-being. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Editor''s Picks Buddha capitalism economics global wealth Overpopulation poverty spirituality

Can We All Agree that Capitalism has Failed?

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today 1% capitalism economy government lobbyists one percent socialism trickle downIt’s always healthy to remember that the economy is not a natural phenomenon, based on natural laws, and not inevitable, as much as economists seem.

Mental capital and wellbeing

The Green Changemakers

The Five Ways to Well-being were developed by nef from evidence gathered in the UK government’s Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing. The Project, published in 2008, drew on state-of-the-art research about mental capital and mental wellbeing through life.

Jill Stein: Why capitalism is killing the planet

Green Blog

One of the featured speakers at the conference was Jill Stein , the nominee of the Green Party during the 2012 national election in the US, who held a talk about how capitalism is killing the planet. Capitalism is trying to kill the planet, but the people are rising up.”.

Investing in Nature: New Sources of Capital

Conservancy Talk

Of course this kind of work takes a lot of capital; tapping into new sources of funding will allow us to replicate this success story in struggling fisheries across the world. To the extent that these interventions work, investors will earn higher returns on their capital.

Puerto Rico’s Capital Quickly Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages After Accident


In a move swift and resounding, the capital of Puerto Rico is saying goodbye to horse-drawn carriages. The act is immediate, as San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz Soto over Read More The post Puerto Rico’s Capital Quickly Bans Horse-Drawn Carriages After Accident appeared first on Ecorazzi.

The Three Professions that Capitalism has Ruined.

Elephant Journal

Today many of the heart-based professions are losing their heart and soul to a corporatized system that just doesn’t seem to care about anything other than the almighty dollar. Arts Enlightened Society Right Livelihood actors arts corporate exploitation monetization money teachers woman

London’s urban food scene explodes across the capital!

Green (Living) Review

Urban Food Fortnight (UFF) is a collaboration between restaurant network Ethical Eats & Capital Growth, London’s Food Growing Network. For further information see: [link] Ethical Eats is a network for restaurants and caterers across the capital interested in sustainability.

Hugo Chavez on climate change and capitalism

Green Blog

Personally I’ll never forget his speech at the COP15 climate conference in Copenhagen in which he linked capitalism to global warming. In the speech Chavez linked climate change and capitalism, saying that “if the climate were a bank, they [the rich governments] would already have saved it”.

Lebanon’s Capital Suffers Nine Hour Extreme Power Cuts

Green Prophet

For the last eight years, rural areas have been crippled by extreme power cuts, but it is unusual for eight to nine hour cuts to reach the capital – Beirut – the country’s cultural, financial and political hub. Imagine for a second that Washington D.C.,

Acre Father Aims to Make His Capital Green

Green Prophet

Ilan Suisa, a father of four from Akko (Acre), aspires to make his ancient hometown the environmental activism capital of Israel. According to news reports he has even changed his name to “Ilan Green-Suisa.”.

LEGO Mania Spreads to Lebanon’s Crumbling Capital

Green Prophet

We are in the midst of a global obsession with LEGO building blocks.

The Gospels & Capitalism: The Camel in America’s Living Room.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today bible capitalism gospels homosexuals idolatry jesus money politics religion Why do Christians care more about homosexuals and non-believers when Jesus himself seemed primarily concerned with the worship of money?

Bay Area Electric Vehicle Capital

Eco Friendly Daily

The Bay Area in California is touting itself as the “Electric Vehicle Capital of the U.S.”. In terms of transforming the Bay Area into the electric vehicle capital, San Jose, Oakland and the San Francisco mayors have committed to a policy plan for making it a reality.

Natural Capitalism

The Green Changemakers

Natural Capitalism is based on respecting and learning from the natural order of things rather than replacing nature with human cleverness. -- Satish Kumar Natural capital is the living world that provides resources and ecosystem services, which we can neither replace nor live without. Each year these trees accrued natural capital. The capital was then re-invested elsewhere. If we protect our natural world, all by itself it will accrue natural capital.

Selfish Capitalism Vs The Planet


James outlines how selfish capitalism has spread throughout most parts of the Western world, New Zealand included. With all the promoted benefits capitalism has brought over the last century, we must examine if it has been worth

It's the Planet Stupid!: Capitalism and The Destruction of the Commons

Green (Living) Review

There is a war going on right now between those who are working to protect the commons and the hard-core capitalists, who are working to privatize our economy, culture, ecology, environment and government. The stakes are high.

Book Review: Capitalizing on Nature- Ecosystems as Natural Assets

Green Prophet

“Nature has provided ecosystems and their benefits to us for free… perhaps because this capital has been provided freely to us, we humans have tended to view it as limitless, abundant, and thus perhaps always available for our use, exploitation, and conversion.” (p.3).

Jordan architect wants to green up the capital’s biggest eyesore

Green Prophet

For five years a set of unfinished twin towers have stood watch over Amman, Jordan, construction halted – allegedly crippled by lawsuits. The filthy glass facades soar above a street-level footprint ringed by old hoarding, abandoned building material and trash.

Israel’s Better Place Electric Car Network Bleeds Capital

Green Prophet

Last month Israel’s Better Place rolled out their all-electric vehicle network to the Israeli public with much fanfare. Of the hundreds of civilians that bought the cars, warm reviews of excitement ensued. Pictures and photo ops were maximized.

Google And George Soros Behind Promising Palestinian Sadara Venture Capital Fund

Green Prophet

New Palestinian venture capital fund will help twelve Palestinian start ups find their feet. An Israeli resident who has been backing that country’s superior high tech development for nearly two decades has now co-launched a Palestinian venture capital fund called Sadara. Suit up!

Can Civilization Survive "Really Existing Capitalism"? An Interview With Noam Chomsky

Green (Living) Review

For decades now, Noam Chomsky has been widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive (linguist, philosopher, social and political critic) and the leading US dissident since the Vietnam War.

Naomi Klein- Capitalism Vs The Climate


He tells the crowd that he ran for county commissioner in Maryland’s Carroll County because he had come to the conclusion that policies to combat global warming were actually “an attack on middle-class American capitalism.”

Capital's public sector eyes carbon cuts

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London's public sector is rolling out new model to tackle carbon from its buildings, which is hoped could eventually save the tax payer millions while helping to curb climate change. So far 42 publicly owned buildings have taken advantage of the scheme, which essentially cuts red tape when it comes to procurement and tendering, while helping to make finance easier to get hold of.

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Why We Must Study Love with a Capital “L.”

Elephant Journal

“Without love we grope the tunnels of our lives and never see the sun.” ” ~ Jeanette Winterson When I was asked what my thesis as a writer would be in grad school applications, my answer was “Love.” It is the only thing that ever held my interest, first as a young romantic and later as […].

Time to tour … Erbil? Hey, it’s the Arab Tourism Capital of 2014

Green Prophet

With outstanding infrastructural improvement due in large part to projects launched by the cutting-edge real estate development company, Empire World, Erbil in Iraq is making a name for itself.

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British Council represents urban garden and design exhibition for Helsinki World Design Capital

Green (Living) Review

A n urban garden designed by award-winning UK collective Wayward Plants will be showcased at World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, alongside an exhibition of six of the UK’s best designers.

Death, Depression & Other Capital ‘D’ Words. ~ Marika Rosenthal Delan

Elephant Journal

I convince myself it must be a given part of life to contemplate being out of one’s misery. I ruminate on all these things but don’t know if they’re really true. Haven''t we all have wondered if life might not be worth all the trouble? Don''t we all start to ask such questions when we grow up and reach the ripe old age of 10? Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness adolescence. Children (For death depression eating disorders growing up not ab them) parents Prozac sadness suicide