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Beyond Money - May 14, 2015 - 16:40
Seizing an Alternative: Toward an Ecological Civilization
June 4-7, Pomona College, Claremont, CA This promises to be the conference of the year. Get all the details and register here.
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Off The Cuff: The Deathtrap of Over-Financialization

Chris Martenson - May 14, 2015 - 14:00

In this week's Off the Cuff podcast, Chris and Brian Pretti discuss:

  • The Over-Financialization Of The World
    • It's the cancer that's killing the global economy
  • The Fed's Failure Is Becoming More Apparent
    • Deteriorating data and bubble-prices
  • Chicago Blue
    • What it pension woes mean for the city, and the rest of America
  • Trouble Brewing In The Bond Market
    • This is where the real carnage will happen

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Categories: Economics

Seed Library Forum Furthers International Seed Library Movement

Shareable Magazine - May 14, 2015 - 08:37

Last week, seed library organizers and advocates from nine countries gathered in Tucson, Arizona for the International Seed Library Forum. Featuring panels, presentations, conversations, a seed swap, field trips to gardens and seed libraries, films, music and more, the event furthered the international seed sharing movement. Here are some of the highlights.

Categories: Economics

U.S. Census Bureau to Release Open-Source Devkit for Civic Hackers

Shareable Magazine - May 14, 2015 - 07:53

Civic hackers rejoice!  

On June 1, the U.S. Census Bureau will release ​City SDK , a Javascript-based devkit to allow civic hackers to tap into the vast data stores of the federal government.

Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 5/14 - Natural Police, How Saudi Arabia Sets The Global (Currency) Markets

Chris Martenson - May 14, 2015 - 07:30
  • Natural Police
  • Police Officers: Morale Is Low In Departments Across The Country
  • With body cameras rolling, police use less force
  • How Saudi Arabia Sets The Global (Currency) Markets
  • 5 Big Banks Expected to Plead Guilty to Felony Charges, but Punishments May Be Tempered
  • Why Is Oklahoma Now The Earthquake Capital Of The U.S?
  • Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans
  • This Man Is America’s Best Hope for Near-Term Climate Action

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Categories: Economics

Peace walls and peace work in Belfast

Matslats - May 14, 2015 - 00:17

The Troubles of Northern Ireland were to a large extent kept out of the press at the time, being mentioned only when prominent people or the mainland were attacked. Judging by the lack of coverage in the media, we might still be forgiven for thinking that the troubles are over, In many ways the Troubles are over.

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Categories: Blogs

8 Outstanding Gardening Hacks

Chris Martenson - May 13, 2015 - 16:52

Some great ideas and different ways to help produce more food in the garden this growing season.

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Categories: Economics

How to Water a Garden

Chris Martenson - May 13, 2015 - 16:31

Watering a garden is not as simple as just hosing down your garden every evening. In fact if you are doing that, you are not necessarily helping your plants.


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Categories: Economics

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