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.

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.

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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.

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

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.

10 Scams Elephant Authors (& Capitalism) are pushing on you every other Day.

Elephant Journal

You are not an Empath. He is not a Narcissist. Really? Yes: anti-vax, juicing, cult worship, products packages in toxic plastic…these things hurt real people. “Dear Scam, you lost me at Yoni + Cucumber Cleanse.” ” Here’s a few of the many of Spiritual/Health/Food/Therapy/New Agey scams that folks are pushing on us, every day…because they want […]. Main Categories* Enlightened Society Green Waylon Lewis WAYLON: Today Only

How to Get Decision-Makers to Invest in Nature

Conservancy Talk

That’s what I told 250 scientists during my recent keynote address at the Natural Capital Symposium at Stanford University in California. Show us the data. That’s what I hear almost every time I work with decision-makers.

Want to Tackle Income Inequality? You Need to Go After Capital.

Mother Jones

You Need to Go After Capital Gains. Capital gains and dividends have contributed more to the rise of income inequality than everything else put together. Most of that has come in capital gains and dividends." Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics.

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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.

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”.

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.

Peter Kareiva on “What’s Good for Nature is Good for Business”

Nature Conservancy - Science

Capitalism eats nature for breakfast — that’s received wisdom among environmentalists. People and Conservation business case for conservation Ecosystem Services natural capital Peter Kareiva video By Bob Lalasz, director of science communications for The Nature Conservancy .

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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.”.

Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up

Green Home Blog

A case in point would be research conducted by Bolivian glaciologist Edson Ramirez of San Andres University in the capital city of La Paz. Tagged: Bolivia , capitalism , Ecuador , humanity , iwi , Maori , nature , New Zealand , rights. Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up.

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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.”.

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).

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

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!

An Angel in Disguise Opened my Heart During a Job Interview.

Elephant Journal

Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Work Featured Today capitalism employment genuine hiring honest job interview kindness open heart professional

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

Five Steps Toward a Brighter Water Future for California

Conservancy Talk

Flickr Creative Commons user Jim Bowen Invest in natural capital : Investing in watersheds and natural infrastructure—including restoring forests, meadows and wetlands—can optimize snowmelt, improve groundwater recharge and enhance flood protection while providing wildlife habitat.

For-Profit Conservation: A New Tool to Mobilize Investment?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Or Althelia Ecosphere , which is investing debt and equity capital in sustainable land use activities that generate environmental assets, such as carbon credits and certified commodities. Ideas Development Human Well-Being Natural Capital Nature + People Sustainability Valuing Nature

Pope Francis calls for new economic order, criticises capitalism

Green (Living) Review

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Why Buying Ethically Seems Expensive (but Actually Isn’t).

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) WAYLON: Today Only economies of scale environmental destruction ethical purchasing factory farming fair trade industrial agriculture industrial capitalism product lifecycle true costsSustainable/ethically produced products often seem more expensive than their counterparts here's why.

Saving Elephants, One Vial of Scat at a Time

Wend Magazine

After two years in the works, we’re kicking off the Elephant Ivory Project in earnest on Sunday morning when Andy Maser and I fly to Kinshasha, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, with a case of collection vials and the goal of saving a species. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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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 […].

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.

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.,

Video: Heather Tallis on ‘The Ponzi Scheme for Managing the Planet’

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sustainability Heather Tallis investing in nature natural capital Heather Tallis from Chicago Ideas Week on Vimeo. Metaphors are powerful.

Watch Hugo Chavez: Capitalism is the way to the destruction of the planet

Green Blog

Chavez criticized President Obama’s “laughable&# promise to help climate change and also said that capitalism will destroy our planet. Yesterday Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela, made a passionate and courageous speech at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

Teachers, it’s Time to bring Consciousness to the Classroom.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today business classroom college Conscious Capitalism consciousness millenialsI am a firm believer we go through what we go through to help others go through what we've been through and that what deeply resonates with our hearts is the.

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This Year's US/Israel Venture Summit: Where Capital Lifts.

Green Prophet

Among the VCs confirmed to speak are WAVE Equity Partners, Canaan partners, Comcast Interactive Capital, and Millennium Technology Ventures.

8 Powerful Conversations of the Conscious Society.

Elephant Journal

The true state of our global society is clear: humanity is suffering terribly.

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.

We must go from capitalism to socialism to tackle climate change, says Hugo Chavez

Green Blog

However, that requires a change in lifestyle, a change in the economic model: we must go from capitalism to socialism. Copenhagen 2009 Barack Obama capitalism climate Climate Change Conference climate summit climate talks Cop15 Copenhagen Hugo Chavez interview socialism UN Venezuela video

Copenhagen wins ‘European Green Capital’

Green Traveler Guides

The Danish city was chosen for its achievements in "eco-innovation and sustainable mobility," for being a role model for the green economy in Europe and for engaging its citizens to feel they are part of the green solution Copenhagen wins ‘European Green Capital’ is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Hyper-absorbent diapers made from jellyfish biodegrade in under 30 days

Green Prophet

Their bodies are formed from material that can absorb high volume of liquids and hold them without disintegrating or dissolving,” according to Capital Nano, a leading nano tech investor in Israel that is raising funds to scale up Cine’al.

Tourists Not Terrorists: The Middle East Can Capitalize on World Eco-Travel Trends

Green Prophet

The three winners from the Middle East/MENA region are Tunisia, Bahrain and Qatar in new survey on tourism trends.

Why The Profit-Centered Paradigm Doesn’t (Really) Work. ~ lektje Stephens

Elephant Journal

Why do we continue to maintain a system that harms all of us, our planet, and threatens the very survival of our species?

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.