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Shifting Attitudes Among American Investors

So far, our class has placed an emphasis on climate change and it’s impacts on the economy and society at large. We have discussed how sustainable development is a critical factor in the mitigation of these environmental changes. It appears as

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The Governmental Role in Global Affairs

At one point in time, all people question the actions of their government; this in itself is not a surprise.  It is for this reason that the concept of majority rule was “invented”.  Going beyond the political aspect of this

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Friday Funnies

Thought it might be good to end the week with some amusing, yet serious clips from the Colbert Report and the Daily Show with John Stewart, two of my favourite news based shows from Comedy Central. Here is Stephen Colbert

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Can CEOs hide behind the role of delivering profits?

Recently, I was part of a discussion where some participants, thinking along the mainstream economist culture, were defending that the role of a company business leader is to maximize profit. Their responsibility is towards shareholders and share prices. Forget about

Posted in corporate sustainability, ecological degradation, economic development, government policy, sustainable development, US politics

Population

I purpose a solution to these problems that some might consider against their religion or downright raciest.

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Buy-Buy World?

When we talk about the effects of excessive consumption on the state of the world today, it’s worth noting that the “waste making system” we have become was, and still is, actively encouraged! This was particularly evident in the policies

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Education in the USA

While watching the movie “an inconvenient truth” I thought about, why American people react how they react, and why politicians are able to say things like “I do not believe in global warming”, without coming across as ridiculous to the

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