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Icelandic Wisdom: Bankrupt Banks and WikiLeaks

In this video interview, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, the president of Iceland, explains how Iceland saved their economy by doing exactly the opposite of what dominant Western economic policy would suggest.  They did not bail out their banks, they refused to impose austerity, and they re-wrote their constitution since they recognized that an economic problem is […]

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Love is Simple. (the ‘Sharing Economy’)

“When we start substituting sharing for buying, fascinating changes –disruptions, opportunities, and maybe even climate benefits– can follow.” –Scott Rosenberg As is fairly obvious, the capitalist economy is a system of growth.  The circuit of capital accumulation has to grow to keep turning.  When the system can no longer grow in one area, it has […]

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Innovative Solar Systems in Rural Bangladesh

Clean energy access for everyone is not as unreachable or unreasonable as the oil companies would have us believe.  A perfect and extremely inspirational example comes from one of the poorest regions in the world: rural Bangladesh.  In rural communities, one thousand solar home systems are being installed per day with the help of the […]

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