Archive for the 'Economy' Category

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