I am reading Michael Moss book Salt, Sugar, Fat right now. It is a fascinating read and really recommend it. One thing that strikes me is that the food industry was taken over by the tobacco industry (Philip Morris) about 20 years ago. They use the same mechanisms to hook people on unhealthy lifestyles. They use […]
I have done extensive research last weekend about food. I urgently recommend that you watch three documentaries and do some of your own research online. 1. The first one to watch is Food Inc. It shows clearly the forces and wrong doing of our modern food society. The forces behind our modern food industry – the […]
Russel Brand is an English comedian, actor, radio host, and author. This interview is funny and inspiring. Russel says: “People in the first time of a generation are aware of a massive corporate and economic exploitation.” See the interview for more statements. More Russel Brand below. My favorite quote from the video: “The only reality that […]
A small town in the US is doing what the Obama administration should be doing. The resolution states that “Urgent international rescue” needed at site and “poses health and safety concerns to America’s West Coast” as well as “Much greater contamination is likely”. Read the resolution here.
First watch this video, a discussion between Paul Krugman (Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University, a 2008 Nobel laureate, and an Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times) and Sir Tony Atkinson, Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford, Then read this very powerful statement of the pope about inequality here. Some for the […]
Public Papers of the Presidents, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960, p. 1035- 1040 My fellow Americans: Three days from now, after half a century in the service of our country, I shall lay down the responsibilities of office as, in traditional and solemn ceremony, the authority of the Presidency is vested in my successor. This evening […]
The One Percent is a 2006 documentary about the growing wealth gap between America’s wealthy elite compared to the overall citizenry. It was created by Jamie Johnson, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune, and produced by Jamie Johnson and Nick Kurzon. The film’s title refers to the top one percent of Americans in […]
Recently, banks got a huge fine of Euro 1.7 billion for the libor scandal/ fraud/ manipulations. If you do not know what the LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) is – it is the inter bank interest rate hat is charged between banks. My own bank was also involved in the scandal and got a fine […]