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The Rise of the Machines: Millions Of American Jobs Will Be Wiped Out In The Next Five Years

Marc Slavoshtfplan.com There is a paradigm shift coming and it is about to rewrite everything we know about economics, human labor, and government dependence. Earlier this week Amazon launched its first Amazon Go store, which allows a customer to wa...
by INFRAKSHUN on Dec 8, 2016

‘Tis the Season for Holiday Stupidity

It all starts on Black Friday, the most American of “holidays.” Some stores can’t even wait until midnight to start offering bargains to shoppers looking to jump start holiday gift buying. Others open insanely early [...] The post ‘Tis th...
by Politics As Unusual on Dec 5, 2016

GENERIC SPIRITUALITY: The primal knowing of the truth of love that resides at the core of every human being

No matter the product, I always opt for generic if it’s available. Why should I pay more to have my oatmeal subjected to more processing […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on Aug 23, 2016

Fast fashion helped the planet’s richest men get that way on the back’s of the poorest

ecouterre.comWant to get rich? Build a clothing empire based on aggressive expansion, breakneck turnarounds, cheap materials, and even cheaper labor. “Fast fashion,” as Quartz reported on Tuesday, has established the fortunes of some of the...
by INFRAKSHUN on Aug 13, 2016

The Rise Of 'Soft' Prostitution

Marcus WilliamsonMedium.com You may have seen the adverts, like the one above, or the headlines:‘A quarter of a million’ UK students now using sugar daddies — BBCMeet the sugar baby who’s had 10 sugar daddies - and has found love with one —...
by INFRAKSHUN on Aug 11, 2016

Things You Can’t Buy at the Store

I work in consumer PR, a discipline that attempts to sell products to people by influencing them via the media.  If you noticed any undercurrent of judgment in that sentence, then you probably can guess why my name and face are not blaring all over...
by Brooklyn Bread on Aug 3, 2016

The 5% of toys kids actually play with

Last week I wrote about how much screen time is healthy for growing minds. Here’s a related question that we find ourselves debating as parents: how many toys should children have? I raise the question because I read recently that the average t...
by Make Wealth History on Jun 29, 2016

Aim for the bottom right corner

Here’s a graph from the Global Footprint Network showing overall life happiness and ecological footprint: We often hear from anti-consumerism or environmental voices that stuff doesn’t make us happy. But it most certainly does. It’s...
by Make Wealth History on May 25, 2016

Aim for the bottom right corner

Here’s a graph from the Global Footprint Network showing overall life happiness and ecological footprint: We often hear from anti-consumerism or environmental voices that stuff doesn’t make us happy. But it most certainly does. It’s...
by Make Wealth History on May 25, 2016

Can You Be Born Again Through a Pair of Jeans? Plenty Of Us Think So

I saw an ad the other day. The headline read, 'Be born again.' It was for a plastic surgeon. It's not the first time advertisers have promised eternal life. Levi's jeans once did the same. And yet, science has proven what Jesus taught centuries ago:...
by Sheridan Voysey on May 17, 2016

The Fashion Transparency Index

This weekend saw the 3rd anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 people. As you may remember, the building hosted several factories, making clothes for global brands including Benetton, Pri...
by Make Wealth History on Apr 25, 2016

The Fashion Transparency Index

This weekend saw the 3rd anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster, the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,134 people. As you may remember, the building hosted several factories, making clothes for global brands including Benetton, Pri...
by Make Wealth History on Apr 25, 2016

Why cheap fashion is a problem

A little video for your Friday afternoon, in which the good folks at Grist explain the consequences of cheap fashion. If you’re not familiar with Grist, by the way, mooch on over and have a look at their site. It’s a firmly established an...
by Make Wealth History on Apr 15, 2016

Why cheap fashion is a problem

A little video for your Friday afternoon, in which the good folks at Grist explain the consequences of cheap fashion. If you’re not familiar with Grist, by the way, mooch on over and have a look at their site. It’s a firmly established an...
by Make Wealth History on Apr 15, 2016

Escape Everything, by Robert Wringham

This is a book I’ve been looking forward to reading for some time, as I supported it in advance on Unbound. Robert Wringham is a writer, performer, and editor of the New Escapologist. His advocates a free and simpler lifestyle, and his book is...
by Make Wealth History on Feb 15, 2016

Propaganda, Indoctrination and Pop Culture

Recently, Beyonce caused quite the stir with the release of her 'formation' video and subsequent performance on some large US event (superbowl?). Now I won't get into the racial themes this video and performance sparked, I am an nzungu (white person)...
by Authentic parenting on Feb 13, 2016

A new generation can lead the way to hope

I’m not an economist, far from it; and someone will no doubt correct me if I’m wrong. But it strikes me that the current spate of daily bad economic news exposes underlying problems that surely need to be recognized and somehow brought into any d...
by Finding Hope Ness on Feb 6, 2016

Thanksgiving 2015It is Thanksgiving day. After preparing some of the food to be cooked this afternoon, we took our dogs for a long walk in the words to the west of here. The woods are crisscrossed by stone walls; 100 or even 50 years ago what is now...
by Out of the Woods on Nov 28, 2015

Fake Christmas

In what may just be a bizarre coincidence, the first Fake Shop in the UK opened in Yeovil recently. At the same time, the front page of the local paper, the Western Gazette, ran with the visit of the 'famous Coca-Cola Christmas truck'. No, me neither...
by Opinionated Vicar on Nov 10, 2015

What Do Children Actually Want for Christmas?

Ok its an advert, but one every parent should spend 2 minutes with before they spend hours and £100s on Christmas shopping.
by Opinionated Vicar on Nov 2, 2015


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