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April 15, 2014 What if … we moved to a sustainable economy?

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen

Our country is at a potential turning point that could fundamentally change the way we view the economy, the environment and the sustainability of our society. Rapid species loss (on the order of 1,000 to 10,000 times the natural...

April 11, 2014 Obamacare - Did We Disrupt the Medical Insurance Process for the Benefit of 1.9 million People and P.O. the other 312.5 million Americans?

Source: Ken Cynar, Exec.VP, Governance & Accountability Institute

Reforming of the Medical Insurance process in this country was necessary, but Obamacare...I just don’t know. I was a vocal critic of the process which was adopted by Congress to pass Obamacare. There was secrecy, back room...[more]

April 10, 2014 Seven Things They Don't Teach You In Business School

Source: Forbes

Would you spend $200,000 on something if it didn’t make you happier? As it turns out, you can invest over $200,000 on a top MBA program these days and while you will on average earn more and have a better network upon...

April 10, 2014 RAND Comes Clean: Obamacare's Exchanges Enrolled Only 1.4 Million Previously Uninsured Individuals

Source: Forbes

Last week, I wrote about an article in the Los Angeles Times, on a then-as-yet unpublished report from the RAND Corporation. The report indicated that only one-third of Obamacare’s purported 7.1 million exchange sign-ups were...

April 10, 2014 The World's Most Reputable Companies

Source: Forbes

You’re at the grocery store picking up a box of penne and as you reach for the blue Barilla box, you remember that the company’s chairman, Guido Barilla, told an Italian radio show last year, “I would never do [a commercial] with...

April 10, 2014 Market Structure Map - The Recovery

Source: Tim Quest, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

I think the chief reason for the recent swoon in stocks was not anemia in the job market but a sort of investor outrage. You can’t troll a trading periodical or blog or forum without wading through rants on why Michael Lewis,...[more]

April 9, 2014 Global Warming Scare Tactics

Source: NY Times

OAKLAND, Calif. — IF you were looking for ways to increase public skepticism about global warming, you could hardly do better than the forthcoming nine-part series on climate change and natural disasters, starting this Sunday on...

April 9, 2014 This Supreme Court is No Joke

Source: Larry Checco

If money in politics talked before, iI believe that it shouts now because of the decisions of this U.S. Supreme Court with respect to Citizens United and now McCutcheon v. FEC. Chief Justice John Roberts, at his Senate...[more]

April 8, 2014 Do U.N. Climate Change Reports Need to Change'

Scientific American - "I can see a process moving towards shorter, more targeted synthesis reports that cut across the targets of science and adaptation," said Peter Frumhoff, director of science and policy for the îUnion...

April 8, 2014 The Daily Show Buys Into Anti-Fracking Hysteria

Source: Forbes

As a big fan of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart (I paid full price to see “Doogle,” although perhaps I shouldn’t brag about that), it always bothers me when they misrepresent a factual issue. Not holding views I disagree with,...

April 8, 2014 Threats and Hate Mail Reveal Climate Disinformation's Dark Side (Op-Ed)

Live Science - Seth Shulman is a senior staff writer at the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS), a veteran science journalist and author of six books. This op-ed, and Shulman's other Got Science' Columns, can be...

April 8, 2014 Sustainable, Responsible Investing Can Be Profitable, Here's How

Source: Forbes

Sustainable investing has changed over the last two decades. The SRI acronym has changed: what was once called socially responsible investing is now most commonly considered sustainable, responsible investing. But the bigger...

April 7, 2014 Actions General Motors should take to clean up its mess

Consumer Reports - We hope that is true. îConsumers Unionî, the public policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, thinks that todayâs General Motors should be held accountable for the actions of the...

April 7, 2014 Internet Governance Back in the Limelight

Source: Circle ID

Idealistically, I certainly agree with the notion that the internet's greatest gift to humanity is the ability to connect people, and when that happens everything will flow from there. The early history of the internet certainly...

April 7, 2014 Declare a California fracking moratorium now

Source: SF Gate

Water is top-of-mind for most Californians. Amid calls for conservation, we have overlooked an obvious step to protect water supplies: stopping extreme oil-extraction techniques such as fracking and well stimulation.

April 5, 2014 Actions General Motors should take to clean up its mess

FOX News - We hope that is true. Consumers Union, the public policy and advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, thinks that today's General Motors should be held accountable for the actions of the pre-bankruptcy company and that...

April 5, 2014 Fossil fuel divestment makes no sense

Examiner - And for that matter, why have so few conservation and environmental groups' Conservation International, National Wildlife Federation, The Sierra Club Foundation, World Wildlife Fund the list goes on. They all hold...

April 5, 2014 Back to the Future: Six Rising Priorities in Corporate Social Responsibility

CSR Wire - Only six years after the Dow Jones Sustainability Index launched in 1999, I began communicating about how to set up a corporate social responsibility and sustainability department from the ground up. This was at a time...

April 3, 2014 Climate change to force us to change

Source: The Virginian Pilot

Despite the constant foment from professional skeptics in America, global warming isn't in serious doubt among the vast majority of the world's scientists or policymakers. That's good. As a report from the International Panel on...

April 3, 2014 Exxon Mobil's response to climate change is consummate arrogance

theguardian.com - Because those organisations, groups like As You Sow, CERES, and the îInterfaithî îCenterî on îCorporateî îResponsibilityî, managed in very short order to get Exxon...

April 3, 2014 10 reasons why 76% of Americans ignore climate disasters

Source: MarketWatch

C’mon, admit it, we humans really are causing our own climate suicide. But so what? We’ve got freedom of choice. And we love our cars. They need gas. And we’re a bundle of mental contradictions. Is climate a “big issue?” Gallup...

April 3, 2014 Is GM CEO Mary Barra Being Thrown Under The Bus?

Source: Forbes

For two days this week, General Motors GM +1.57% Chief Executive Mary Barra withstood a barrage of Congressional questioning over GM’s recall crisis. Maintaining a steady tone, and rarely showing emotion, Barra apologized,...

April 3, 2014 Is the stock market really rigged in favor of high frequency traders?

Source: The Week

Since 1987's Black Monday, markets have become increasingly computerized. Change was gradual at first, but in the last decade it has become rapid. Today, computerized markets trade faster than ever before — faster, literally,...

April 3, 2014 Market Structure Map - Flash Boys

Source: Tim Quast , President, ModernNetworks IR LLC

I don’t skateboard. But the title of Michael Lewis’s new book on high-speed trading, Flash Boys, made me think Lewis could’ve called it DC-town & Flash Boys.[more]

April 2, 2014 Did Someone Front Run Michael Lewis?

Source: Barron's

The new Michael Lewis book, Flash Boys, focuses on high-frequency trading, which, Lewis contends, amounts to high-tech front running. Unusual action in the options market late last week suggests a bit of trading ahead of the 60...

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