This Earth is precious

August 29, 2011

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One of the most beautiful and profound statement on the environment ever made.  In 1854, Chief Seattle replied to an offer for a large area of Indian land by the “Great White Chief” in Washington who promised a `reservation’ for the Indian people. The original letter of Chief Seattle appeared in the Seattle Sunday Star […]

What the Bleep do we know

August 25, 2011

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A controversial, thought provoking, mind blowing and eye opening documentary featuring interviews with 14 Scientists and Mystics. What the Bleep explores the worlds of Quantum Physics, Neurology, and Molecular Biology in relation to Spirituality and Day-to-Day Reality. It is conducted part documentary, part drama, part animation. The storyline involves a deaf photographer who awakens to […]

Paul Hawken – The World’s Largest Social Movement

August 25, 2011

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The world’s largest movement has no name, no leader, and no ideology, yet it involves more than 100 million people. Paul Hawken, in his inspiring speech at Bioneers, says, “The movement cannot be divided because it is atomized – small pieces loosely joined. It forms, gathers, and dissipates quickly. Many inside and out dismiss it […]

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index on TED talk

August 25, 2011

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Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index …, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? […]

Money as a debt

August 25, 2011

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Paul Grignon’s 47-minute animated presentation of “Money as Debt” tells in very simple and effective graphic terms what money is and how it is being created. A painless but hard-hitting educational tool for those concerned with the present unsustainable monetary system inCanada, theUnited Statesand most of the global economy.

Watch – it starts like a really boring video, but wait … this will probably turn out to be the most important you’ll ever seen.

August 25, 2011

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2 million views for an old codger giving a lecture about arithmetic… ? What’s going on? Watch and see what Albert Bartlett has to say about the greatest shortcoming of our time … a collective illusion like we have seldom created in our common history!

Posted in: Economy, Paradoxes

Is GDP An Obsolete Measure of Progress? Time Online

August 25, 2011

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An article by Judith D. Schwartz  Since last summer the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has gone up — indeed, it grew at a surprising 5.7% rate in the 4th quarter — seeming to confirm what we’ve been hearing: the recession is officially over. But wait — foreclosure and unemployment rates remain high, and food […]