It must be Friday.

Environmental Economics

Once again, we can blame the profit motive for much of the evil (i.e., because I can't focus on work while I eat my daily turkey and cheese on wheat at my lousy desk: This Saturday, Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola, making him the first non-quarterback to throw a TD pass for the Pats in over 10 years. It also lead to this text-message conversation. via

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Ursula K Le Guin Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at NBA

The Alien Next Door

Right now, I think we need writers who know the difference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art.The profit motive is often in conflict with the aims of art.We The name of our beautiful reward is not profit.

2014 130

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Hamburg citizens vote to buy back energy grid

Green (Living) Review

The motivation for Hamburg citizens? That energy supply is a basic public service that should not serve profit motives.

2014 130

Can GM Foods Be ‘Halal’? Or Kosher?

Green Prophet

The Islamic Foundation for Ecology and Environmental Sciences (IFEES) has remarked that GM companies are now targeting Muslim populations through their “profit-motivated” efforts to establish the Shariah-compliance of GM.

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I Have A Dream

Environmental News Network

When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” Though Martin Luther King Jr.

Naomi Klein to Degrowth Conference: Climate Change Can Deliver 'People's Shock'

Green (Living) Review

Status quo is not an option if we are to rein in runaway emissions, This Changes Everything author says in address to conference "You''re having the core conversation of our time."

China buys Israel’s largest food producer putting Zionists on edge

Green Prophet

This should be even more important than the profit motives on behalf of company directors. Sensational food production issues in Israel are covered by Green Prophet.

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When Can Sustainability Drive Business Growth?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Creating shared value may be an important motivator for many companies. It is a way to make sustainability a core part of business and to leverage profit motives. Sustainability and business growth don’t usually get talked about together.

Israeli Meat Fed With Feces and Pumped With Toxic Contaminants

Green Prophet

It takes only 38 days to raise a chicken for slaughtering – not a very nice existence. Eating meat products anywhere is under fire recently, including fears that humans are destroying the planet for beef.

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It may be time to change habits, as well as light bulbs

Green (Living) Review

And believe it or not, money doesn’t really motivate us very much. We are more apt to act based on values, curiosity, self-esteem, and other non-economic motivators. The majority of us have a profit motive.

2010 141

ALEC in Wisconsin: The Hijacking of a State | PR Watch

PR Watch

Alec is behind the profit motives of the NRA-backed gun manufacturers and presented more than 20 states with similar "No retreat legislation". Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up.

Death by Prescription

Living In a Toxic World

In our society we have accepted the profit motive but we need to be careful at how it is achieved. Death by Prescription is a book written by Terence Young that looks into the role pharmaceuticals played into his daughter's death and the wider implications of "Big Pharma". Here is a book review and a video interview with Mr. Young. I listened to an audio interview with Mr. Young recently and he is well-informed on the topic.

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Focus on your country’s Gross National Happiness

Green Blog

The profit motive will still be there to pursue those ventures. What are we in this for, anyway? This thing we call life and living. Is it really to earn enough money to buy lots of stuff, thinking that will bring happiness? The car. The house. You know, the stuff. Well, happiness science tells us without doubt that once we get past a certain minimal material threshold (security, food, clothing, shelter, mobility, education, health, etc.),

Dumpster diving; 2009's fastest growing industry

Green (Living) Review

The Freegan movement is a total boycott of the economic system and its profit motive, and long may it continue, I hasten to add. by Michael Smith Dumpster diving is more than likely going to be the fastest growing industry of 2009 There are many people out there that go dumpster diving on a regular basis and many get most of their food even that way, let alone other items for their homes and even their home offices.

In Search of a New Paradigm—Part 1: Is Our Love Affair with.

The Alien Next Door

According to Kenneth Turan of the New York Times , Moore’s “notion that capitalism, far from being a system that rewards excellence, is a scheme set up to make a profit on absolutely anything.

2009 130

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Ramez Naam

Conservancy Talk

When you look at the companies that have really won customers over in technology – say, Apple and Google – you find that they spend billions of dollars on R&D each year, often spending that much on a product before they ever make a dime back in profits.

The Venus Project: Bombastic Dream or Realizable Future?

The Alien Next Door

I just believe that it is impossible to keep on living as we do today, destroying consciously the environment in order to create more financial profits. Technology can provide our overpopulated planet with efficient, sustainable abundance.all we have to do is put people before profit.

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Freegan: strategies for sustainable living beyond capitalism

The Green Changemakers

Freeganism is a total boycott of an economic system where the profit motive has eclipsed ethical considerations and where massively complex systems of productions ensure that all the products we buy will have detrimental impacts most of which we may never even consider.

Beyond business as usual: ten principles to promote Nigerian social capitalism

The Green Changemakers

The remarkable growth in the non-profit and philanthropic sector across the world, even through the recession, is in part an effort to create alternative strategies and institutions to help communities failed by so many of the 20th century capital models.

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The Green Changemakers

Freeganism is a total boycott of an economic system where the profit motive has eclipsed ethical considerations and where massively complex systems of productions ensure that all the products we buy will have detrimental impacts most of which we may never even consider.

The Garden Of Simplicity

The Green Changemakers

Without the compelling goal of exploring inner potentials, it seems unlikely that there will be sufficient motivation to adopt voluntarily a way of life of material simplicity. The motivations of such people tend to be highly private and specific — desire to escape the "rat race," personal disillusionment, boredom with the job, the desire to live a less plastic life, and so on. By Duane Elgin , author of Voluntary Simplicity [link] Simplicity of living is not a new idea.

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