Archive for the 'Economy' Category

Culture in Decline – All Episodes

• December, 2012

Episode #1 “What Democracy?” Episode #2 “Economics 101” Episode #3 “C.V.D.” Episode #4 “War On Nature” Episode #5 “Baby Go Boom!” Episode #6 – “Tale of Two Worlds” FROM THE CREATOR OF THE ZEITGEIST FILM SERIES COMES THE WORST REALITY SHOW OF ALL TIME: THE REAL ONE

Noam Chomsky – “Who Owns the World?”

• November, 2012

In a recent speech, Chomsky examined topics largely ignored or glossed over during the presidential campaign: China, the Arab Spring, global warming, nuclear proliferation, and the military threat posed by Israel and the U.S. versus Iran. He reflects on the Cuban missile crisis, which took place 50 years ago this week and is still referred to as “the most dangerous moment in human history.” He delivered this talk last month at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst at an event sponsored by the Center for

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

• November, 2012

Ever wonder what British Columbia’s most profitable industries are? Logging? Fishing? Tourism? Ever think to include marijuana? If you haven’t, think again. No longer a hobby for the stereotypical hippie culture of the ’60s, BC’s illegal marijuana trade industry has evolved into a seemingly unstoppable business giant, dubbed by those involved as ‘The Union’. Commanding upwards of $7 billion Canadian annually, The Union’s roots stretch far and wide, directly and indirectly affecting all areas of our society. With 65% to 85% of all ‘BC Bud’

Illusion of Choice .::. Infographic

• August, 2012

When you think you are buying consumer goods from certain “unique brands”. Think again…

Noam Chomsky: “Free Markets?”

• May, 2012

Oh and by the way: This talk by Noam Chomsky was filmed at Northeastern University, Boston on Dec. 5, 1997… Go figure…

Movie executives see record profits despite piracy fear-mongering

• January, 2012

Movie industry lobbyists like to say that online piracy costs their clients billions of dollars every year, and it’s getting worse. But that’s doesn’t quite seem to be the case, according to data released this week by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS). The CRS report (embedded below) shows that the movie industry is doing very well, earning record profits and paying executives more than ever, even as it hires fewer workers than it did just a decade ago. Although a recent National Crime Prevention

Stevia – Documentary .::. =Link=

• December, 2011

A great Dutch documentary on Stevia to be found here: deredactie.be

Vaccines and autism

• December, 2011

For all those who’ve declared the autism-vaccine debate over – a new scientific review begs to differ. It considers a host of peer-reviewed, published theories that show possible connections between vaccines and autism. The article in the Journal of Immunotoxicology is entitled “Theoretical aspects of autism: Causes–A review.” The author is Helen Ratajczak, surprisingly herself a former senior scientist at a pharmaceutical firm. Ratajczak did what nobody else apparently has bothered to do: she reviewed the body of published science since autism was first described

Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic

• October, 2011

Get sustainable! Share this video with everyone who might be interested in changing their environment. Less dependence on oil for plastic goods Less weight on the shoulders of third world countries Less CO2 emission More closed cycles Of course one doesn’t change the world by only this, we have to keep in mind to: Change the way we live Consume only what we need Remember we can achieve anything we want when we put our minds together

The Economic Hitmen

• April, 2011

Great short on… well… the truth… Spread the word! Spread the seeds! Youtube excerpt: A great illustration on how corporations take control of countries, and how capitalism drives the expansion of the Military Industrial Complex. Made by Studio Joho who have allowed me to upload their video. Check out their website studiojoho

Who’s behind the “tea party movement” ?

• April, 2011

Where/when lies are sold as truth… The billion dollar story…

RiP! A Remix Manifesto

• April, 2011

A Visual Reminder Of US Social Stratification

• February, 2011

While many watch the revolutions starting virtually on a daily basis in the “developing world”, few are concerned that these have any chance of occurring in the United States: “our society is far more cohesive and far less stratified” the rebuttal logic goes. Is it? Over the past two years, the one social class that has received the most voluminous amount of opprobrium is the ubiquitously derogatory “bankster” which represents far more a wealth and income qualification, that a job description. Americans it appears are