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The Many Benefits of Making (and Eating) Chocolate Right Where It Grows

Dried cocoa beans historically have been shipped to Europe and the U.S. for chocolate making. But keeping the process close to home empowers farmers and supports local economies.
Categories: Economics

Daily Digest 3/9 - The Golden Mean, Industry Binge Can 'Kill' Oil Market

Chris Martenson - March 9, 2017 - 07:23
  • Facing a Turning Point, European Central Bank Holds Fire
  • What The Hell Is Going On? 
  • Discount Retail: The Next Shoe to Drop?
  • The Golden Mean
  • Dow Euphoria 
  • Shale Billionaire Hamm Says Industry Binge Can ‘Kill’ Oil Market
  • Electricity Consumption Continues To Fall
  • This Mysterious Oil Company Just Got A License To Drill In Crimea

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Categories: Economics

Podcast: Worker Co-op Development as a Key Solution to the Problems of Our Time

Shareable Magazine - March 9, 2017 - 02:54

In this episode of Next Economy Now, Shawn Berry, partner and worker-owner at LIFT Economy, interviews Omar Freilla.

Freilla is the founder and coordinator for Green Worker Cooperatives in the South Bronx, which runs the Coop Academy to empower a new generation of small local businesses that are cooperatively owned and operated.

In this interview Berry and Freilla discuss:

Categories: Economics

Defunding Police—How Antiracist Organizers Got Seattle to Listen

By halting a proposed $150 million police precinct, Seattle activists have made headway in redirecting funding toward services like affordable housing and education.
Categories: Economics

A Little Brotherly Advice

Chris Martenson - March 8, 2017 - 22:34

We're now a little less than a month away from the Peak Prosperity annual seminar at Rowe, which runs from April 6-9th.

If you're still making up your mind whether or not to attend this year, perhaps you're wondering what to expect to get out of the weekend.

Well, here's a write-up from someone who has attended in the past. Full disclosure: he's probably a pretty biased source -- as he's my brother.

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Categories: Economics

GRIOT Circle is More Than a Community Space for LGBTQ Seniors in New York

Shareable Magazine - March 8, 2017 - 13:31

At last year's Brooklyn Gay Pride celebration, members of GRIOT Circle, a Brooklyn-based community organization that serves LGBTQ seniors of color, were grand marshals of the parade. They wore rainbow sashes as they marched and waved to the crowd. What happened after the parade, however, left a lasting imprint on Aundaray Guess, the group's director of programs. Guess said that one of the organization's members took off her rainbow sash and put it away in her purse when she entered the subway station with him.

Categories: Economics