Tag Archives: Economics

A new kind of supermarket | Ruth Anslow | TEDxBrighton

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Ruth talks about her vision for a more sustainable and responsible model for supermarkets. Ruth Anslow, along with her sister Amy, is a Co-Founder of … Continue reading

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A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow

What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? “Like a doughnut,” says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening talk, she explains how we can move countries out of the hole — where people are falling short on … Continue reading

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Sanded Down Versions of Mass-Produced Chairs Speak to an Economy in Crisis

Dutch designer Frank Tjepkema of Studio Tjep created the Recession Chair in 2011 as a response to the world’s economic crisis. To produce the work, Studio Tjep sanded down a mass-produced IKEA chair to a ragged and skeletal structure. “The resulting object is barely functional as … Continue reading

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How poverty changes your mind-set – ScienceBlog.com

The proportion of the global population living on less than $1.90 per person per day has fallen—from 18 percent in 2008 to 11 percent in 2013, according to the World Bank. In the United States, however, the poverty rate has … Continue reading

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What Does Sustainable, Fair Trade Coffee Mean? — Discover

Shannon O’Donnell at A Little Adrift explores what “sustainably produced” really means: “I will spend more to ensure that the root communities behind our goods are treated with respect. Stemming from my physical journey to understand coffee came a new … Continue reading

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RSA – Simon Sinek – Intensity vs Consistency

Animation is the process of making small, repetitive, consistent actions, over and over, until you suddenly find you have created something you are proud of. Simon Sinek’s wonderful talk for The RSA is about applying that positive attitude to work … Continue reading

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What if we were free to work? | Olivier Schneller | TEDxBSEL

To Olivier, today’s common perception of work as a burden we must bear to finance our living is one of the biggest misconceptions of our time. Looking at the past and present of work life, he illustrates why he strongly … Continue reading

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Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining – BBC News

The previously-protected area is bigger than Denmark and is thought to be rich in gold. Source: Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining – BBC News

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How a sketch on a piece of paper became an £85m rail bridge – The i newspaper online iNews

It began with a series of simple, hand-drawn sketches on a piece of A4 paper and became an £85m rail bridge. These rough pencil drawings were an architect’ Source: How a sketch on a piece of paper became an £85m … Continue reading

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Brazil: Clashes as Senate approves 20-year austerity plan – BBC News

The Brazilian Senate freezes public spending for the next 20 years, prompting angry protests. Source: Brazil: Clashes as Senate approves 20-year austerity plan – BBC News

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