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President Barack Obama wth Vice President Joe Biden speaks with CEO of  Namaste Solar Electric, Inc., Blake Jones,  while looking at solar panels  at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado 2/17/09. 
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza Environmental

2016: Watching The USA Bet Big On Solar Power

The Arab oil embargo of 1973 catalyzed the development of today’s modern solar cell (PV) technology. In 1974 American Congress passed five energy bills, two of which supported solar as a potentially valuable solution to the decade’s energy emergency. But despite government-wide initiatives launched by President Carter throughout his term in office, America’s “solar coaster” […]
gdp Political

Ethos Genesis – Is It Time to Replace GDP?

Ethos is defined as the fundamental values and beliefs of a specific person, people, or culture. Moreover, the ethos of a people stems from the values of the culture. The odd individual may deviate from the social norm, but the beliefs that most people derive from their society can, to a certain extent, be generalized. […]
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The 40 Hour Work Week & More: How Culture Has Made Us “Hungry Ghosts”

Consumerism is Heavily Nurtured by Corporations Here in the West, a lifestyle of unnecessary spending has been deliberately cultivated and nurtured in the public by big business. Companies in all kinds of industries have a huge stake in the public’s penchant to be frivolous with its spending, and in the documentary “The Corporation,” a marketing […]
cap Political

The Truth Behind Capitalism

In 2008, the loss of 11 billion dollars by the world’s largest insurance company, AIG, and the bankruptcy of the US investment bank Lehman Brothers, triggered a domino effect of financial consequences which brought the entire capitalist system within a hair’s breadth of total collapse. But, as the events leading up to the financial crisis were […]
greece Political

The Financial Disaster Of Greece & The Lessons We Should Learn From It

The function of loans is an important component in an advanced economy, as it is conducive to economic growth. Individuals and businesses are able to acquire the necessary capital in order to pursue their ideas and innovations past the limits of their own resources. If successful, society benefits from: the creation of desirable goods/services, increases […]
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The Real Voodoo Economics & How We Can All Play A Role In Changing The Economy

In my recent piece on Conscious Capitalism I wondered whether the current system could be changed by maintaining some of the elements of an economics seemingly based on individualism. The source of my concern was the recognition that revolutions generally resulted in mass destruction and violence and whether life improved afterwards was questionable. I suggested a “revolution […]
helphand General

New Economy 2015: Trickle-Up Economics

[SPECIAL SERIES PART 2 of 3]  In Part 1 of this three part series, The Future of Capitalism, we learned that capitalism is not sustainable without growth, nor does it allow for conservation in equal measure. Though it was acknowledged that capitalism has generally served us well, many readers took great exception to the possibility that […]
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Want To Change The World? Open Source May Be The Answer!

Open source in software programming refers to the source code which is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design free of charge. Open source code is typically created as a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code and share the changes within the community. The rise of […]
brics3 Political

The Fading Of An Old World Order

The western powers of the world, America and Europe in particular, have taken advantage of their dominant role on the world stage to pursue their selfish ambitions. Their financial and military might for the past 100 years has kept them in complete control over world affairs. Their influence over international institutions like the UN, World Bank […]