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Bill Gates Points out the Contradictions of Capitalism

Speaking at the Global Grand Challenges Summit March 12-13, Bill Gates did something that most successful capitalists would never dream of doing –he rebuffed the idea that “the market knows best”.  Voicing his frustrations over the lack of funding for research on diseases like malaria (that mainly affects poorer populations), he admitted that it is […]

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Recycled Garbage Homes in Bolivia

In some of the poorest areas in Bolivia, one incredible woman, Ingrid Vasca Diez, has made it her mission to help in the best way she can. She has been collecting recyclable bottles, that were otherwise not going to be recycled, and using them to build large, sound and visually striking homes for the poor. […]

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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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