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May 21, 2019 Sustainability Is Linked To Privilege - Teasing Out The Truths From Copenhagen Fashion SummitSource: Forbes
Copenhagen Fashion Summit demonstrated very clearly that sustainability is strongly linked to wealth and privilege. The people creating the least environmental impact are invariably the world’s poorest people, and they are paying...
May 20, 2019 Reason to hope for an end to the robocall plagueSource: NY Post
Everyone hates them — those annoying, never-ending, often fraudulent robocalls from scammers and telemarketers. Striking day and night, they can drive you nuts no matter how carefully you screen your calls.
Source: The Guardian
The Guardian has updated its style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world. Instead of “climate change” the preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and...
Stocks fell sharply on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping 700 points before beginning to recover, after China announced that it will raise tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods starting in June.
May 10, 2019 What Companies Should Do to Prepare for a RecessionSource: Harvard Business Review
The legendary ball-drop in Times Square at the end of 2018 marked a decade since one of the worst recessions in modern memory. Four miles away, nervous Wall Street-types wondered if it also marked the end of a long cycle of...
May 9, 2019 Has The Fed Done It? No More Recessions?Source: Seeking Alpha
I mean, the odds that there's a recession anymore in any Western country of the world is almost next to impossible now, save a complete financial externality that we can't forecast."
Most Americans live paycheck to paycheck, a large number can’t come up with $400 for an emergency, and there’s no money to save for retirement and other goals.
All insist that each parent must gather her own information and make an informed decision without feeling pressured by expert recommendations. And all insist that whatever happens to their children, they will ultimately be...
As we are reminded by this week’s alarming United Nations report on biodiversity loss, sustainability challenges pose an increasingly urgent threat. But we are also reminded through careful research and skillful youth activism...
May 8, 2019 What the history of health care reform in America suggests about the future of ObamacareSource: NBC - Vin Gupta and Sen. Tom Daschle
It is both the tragedy and irony of contemporary American politics that former President Barack Obama is impugned as a radical leftist for reprising, in more moderate tones, the legislative health care legacy of a fiscal...
May 7, 2019 CHANG | Capitalism Is Worth ItSource: Cornell Sun
Today, fewer than half of young Americans support capitalism. It’s a sympathetic statistic, since young adults’ conception of the economy has been irrevocably shaped by the Great Recession, unequal wealth distribution and poor...
U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat of increased tariffs on Chinese goods is an indication that U.S.-China trade negotiations may have hit “a sticking point,” Goldman Sachs says in a note.
Source: Yahoo Finance
“Bitcoin is a gambling device… there’s been a lot of frauds connected with it. There’s been disappearances, so there’s a lot lost on it. Bitcoin hasn’t produced anything,” the billionaire told a group of reporters ahead of...
May 3, 2019 What makes effective governance'Source: UN News Centre
How does one know when countries have implemented good governance' Although a cornerstone of all developmental efforts and the sine qua non of sustainability, governance is often nebulous. As a concept, it is hard to decipher. As...
May 3, 2019 Lack of Board Diversity In Global Business Experience: Another Crucial U.S. Corporate Governance GapSource: Forbes
The long-overdue pursuit by boards of U.S.-headquartered public companies to get finally serious about raising their games by diversifying membership by gender, ethnicity, and age is overlooking an additional extraordinarily...
May 2, 2019 Sustainable isn’t accessibleSource: Vanguard
Sustainable living is an idealistic lifestyle that is not attainable or inclusive for the average person. The money and time the lifestyle requires is not something that most possess and the assumption that they do is rather...
Source: Houston Chronicle
hances are, as a Houstonian, you work with energy or petrochemicals in some way. If you’ve been here a few years, you lived through Harvey and have the scars to prove it. As both the world’s energy capital and a city exposed to...
Source: World Economic Forum
I don't think we'll necessarily have another financial crisis any time soon, although the political turmoil in the United States and the world is such that I don't really feel terribly safe about anything at the moment.
Source: Yahoo Finance
Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO David Solomon joins CNBC's David Faber for a first on CNBC interview on the company's changes under his leadership, the global economy and Apple's new credit card.
April 30, 2019 Warren Buffett's one-sentence advice for investorsSource: Yahoo Finance
“All you have to do is just buy a cross-section of America and then never listen to people like me or read the papers or do anything subsequently,” he said in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Finance’s editor-in-chief, Andy...
April 27, 2019 Steve Forbes: Rich people don't need your money to buy electric cars -- Let's get real about EV tax creditsSource: Fox News
Americans who want to drive electric vehicles should absolutely be free to do so. But the rest of us should not be forced to subsidize their expensive, environmentally questionable choice of cars. Liberal environmentalists have...
April 26, 2019 What This Report on Cyber Risk Gets WrongSource: Inc.
The 2019 World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report ranks "massive data fraud and theft" as the fourth greatest global risk, followed by "cyber-attacks" in the five slot. Meanwhile, cybersecurity products and vendors have been,...
April 25, 2019 JP Morgan lays out a blueprint for how this record run in the stock market will keep goingSource: cnbc
A global growth recovery, end of trade disputes and another banner year for buybacks should send the S&P 500 to 3,000 this year, according to J.P. Morgan equity strategists.
April 25, 2019 Environmental Hypocrites of the LeftSource: National Review
A study by researchers at the University of Michigan and Cornell University found that those who are “highly concerned” about climate change are “least likely to report individual-level actions” to reduce their environmental...
April 24, 2019 5 Simple, $0 Ways to Be Eco-Friendlier, Starting TodaySource: Food 52
When we set out to create 30 days' worth of tips, stories, and guides for how we’re all trying to live eco-friendlier every day, there was one topic our whole team couldn't stop Slacking about: $0 ways to go green.
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