Anti-cuts: Alliance of defiance Across Britain, local groups are organising. False Economy lists an impressive 100-plus anti-cuts campaigns – everything from three people painting a banner to groups with hundreds of members. The anti-cuts movement has not only reinvigorated local campaigning, but also raised important questions – crucially, asking how campaigns can involve people who are angry and want to take action but are not used to political or trade union organising. Oxford Save Our Services (SOS) is one among the plethora of local anti-cuts campaigns.
The Economics of Happiness (2011) Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. For the majority of people on the planet life is becoming increasingly stressful. We have less time for friends and family and we face mounting pressures at work. The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions.
Michael Renner Michael Renner is a Senior Researcher at the Worldwatch Institute. His work has principally focused on two topics—the connections between environment and employment (green jobs/green economy), and linkages between the environment and peace and conflict. Michael currently serves as co-director, with Tom Prugh, of the forthcoming 2014 edition of State of the World (focused on governance for sustainability). Previously, he co-managed with Erik Assadourian the 2012 edition. He also manages the Institute's Vital Signs series, an online and print publication.
Why Money Is Just Another Form Of Energy « We The Change, Personal Development for Conscious People A few weeks ago I read an article in a morning new spaper talking about the benefits of investing in something called the ‘vice fund’, a portfolio of companies in the tobacco, alcohol, casino, gaming and oil industries. The article touted the ‘fantastic’ news that over the last few years this particular investment option has averaged a 17.5% annual increase outperforming more traditional vehicles by considerable amounts. This got me thinking: outside of the ‘benefit’ of making more money, does anyone else see the moral implications involved with investing one’s money in areas that capitalize on other people’s addictions and shortcomings? Furthermore, at what point in our societal evolution did making money trump health, happiness, and personal well-being? How long have greed and egoic desire for more, more, more been prominent over the natural human tendencies for peace, vitality, self-control and fulfillment?
List of think tanks This article is a list of think tanks sorted by country. United Nations United Nations University (UNU) Australia Azerbaijan Bangladesh A Corporate Coup d?Etat You thought elections counted for something? Look at what wasn’t in the manifesto. By George Monbiot. Published in the Guardian 8th February 2011 “I would love to see tax reductions,” David Cameron told an interviewer at the weekend, “but when you’re borrowing 11 per cent of your GDP, it’s not possible to make significant net tax cuts. It just isn’t.”(1) Oh no?
Basic Income Gathers Steam Across Europe Barcelona. In the last few months basic income—an unconditional cash payment to every member of the population—has been getting more and more attention in the media and social networks. Three items are especially interesting. First, Yanis Varoufakis, the able Greek economist, Minister for Finance in the first Syriza government and well known for his trenchant opposition to Troika austerity measures bashing the poor and already vulnerable majority of the population, has become such a media star that every time he gives an opinion on political economy, some theoretical aspect of economics or economic policy, his words are widely disseminated. Hence, his remarks on basic income, which he described as “a necessity” at the Future of Work conference in Zurich on 5 May 2016, are of no small import. In a filmed talk lasting half an hour Varoufakis, incisive and original as always, reframed the debate.
Moving toward a circular economy The circular economy aims to eradicate waste—not just from manufacturing processes, as lean management aspires to do, but systematically, throughout the life cycles and uses of products and their components. Indeed, tight component and product cycles of use and reuse, aided by product design, help define the concept of a circular economy and distinguish it from the linear take–make–dispose economy, which wastes large amounts of embedded materials, energy, and labor. In the first exhibit of this narrated slideshow, McKinsey alumnus Markus Zils explains how a circular economy works. In the second, he uses the example of a market for power drills to detail four scenarios in which circular-economy principles are applied: In the status-quo scenario, 1,000 power drills are made in China and sold in the European Union. In the refurbishment scenario, 800 drills are sold at the original price, and 200 are refurbished and sold at 80 percent of it.
Financial transaction tax A financial transaction tax is a levy placed on a specific type of monetary transaction for a particular purpose. The concept has been most commonly associated with the financial sector; it is not usually considered to include consumption taxes paid by consumers. A transaction tax is not a levy on financial institutions per se; rather, it is charged only on the specific transactions that are designated as taxable. Category:Lists of organizations These are lists of organizations. Sports organizations should go in Category:Sports-related lists and political parties should go in Category:Lists of political parties Subcategories This category has the following 14 subcategories, out of 14 total. Pages in category "Lists of organizations" The following 175 pages are in this category, out of 175 total.
To us, it's an obscure shift of tax law. To the City, it's the heist of the century 'I would love to see tax reductions," David Cameron told the Sunday Telegraph at the weekend, "but when you're borrowing 11% of your GDP, it's not possible to make significant net tax cuts. It just isn't." Oh no? Then how come he's planning the biggest and crudest corporate tax cut in living memory? If you've heard nothing of it, you're in good company. The obscure adjustments the government is planning to the tax acts of 1988 and 2009 have been missed by almost everyone – and are, anyway, almost impossible to understand without expert help.