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February 8, 2022 The Economy Is Good, ActuallySource: The Atlantic
Compared with the federal government’s response to the 2008 financial crisis, the recovery from the COVID-19 crash has been an extraordinary success. It took more than a decade after the onset of the previous recession for the...
February 4, 2022 Viewpoint: Why Europe’s Green Deal Farm to Fork Policy organic embrace is a rejection of green, sustainable agriculture — and will isolate EuropeSource: Genetic Literacy Project
With its new Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, the EU plans to expand organic farming, an approach that rules out both synthetic chemicals and modern biotechnology, and it intends to use trade and assistance policies to pursue this...
February 3, 2022 How to invest for inflationary timesSource: Reuters
Low inflation had spoiled U.S. investors for so long that last year's sudden surge came as a shock. As those who lived through the late 1970s and early 1980s can attest, inflation can be a "portfolio killer" because it erodes...
January 7, 2022 Commentary: Sebastian Santos and Tom Hastings — The struggle between consumerism, sustainabilitySource: My Journal Couries
The majority of the world’s economy is based on the concept of consumerism. On the surface this does not seem to be a bad thing, as we need to consume goods and services in order to live. However, the excess acquisition of goods...
December 28, 2021 Goldman Sachs guidance on Build Back Better a bad economic callSource: NY Post
When Goldman Sachs talks, people usually listen because the smart guys who run the company often make good calls on markets.
December 17, 2021 Opinion | The Left’s Excuses for Inflation Are Getting More AbsurdSource: Politico
No one on the left seems to deny that supply chain disruptions are playing a role in inflation, but the focus on corporate greed is an absurdly reductive depiction of the U.S. economy — as if a broad-based, multicausal economic...
December 6, 2021 Opinion: The energy crisis shows precisely why this industry should be in public hands (UK)Source: The Guardian
Last week, the energy company Bulb became the latest and largest victim of a bloodbath that has seen 25 firms go to the wall. Emergency procedures for “special administration” have been used for the first time, with Bulb...
November 23, 2021 Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman Says Aiming for Sustainability Isn’t Good Enough—The Goal Is Much HigherSource: Harvard Business Review
How can a company profit from solving the world’s problems, not from creating them? Is the world better off because your business is in it, or not? These are some of the fundamental questions that Paul Polman, former CEO of...
Source: Central Michigan Life
If you search sustainability online, a lot of different images will pop up. Most of them are green -- aerial shots of trees, green light bulbs, and cute graphics of wind turbines, bicycles and solar panels.
October 27, 2021 Hyperinflation warnings are ‘totally ridiculous,’ economist and longtime bear David Rosenberg saysSource: CNBC
The longtime bear, known for his contrarian views, blames rising prices on Covid-19-induced supply side shocks. According to Rosenberg, it’s wrong to assume the impact will cripple the economy and feed into runaway inflation.
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