Daily Archives: September 11, 2014

How The Rich Keep Getting Richer


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Published on Jul 23, 2012

Richie Rich Gets Richer: The widening gap between the world’s rich and poor

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As countries like Greece and Spain struggle under massive debts that are impoverishing its people, the elites around the world are getting richer and richer. This report looks at the ever widening gap.

“There are customers that have all the way up to 100 vehicles in their garage.” Torsten Muller-Otvos from Rolls Royce tells us. Each one costs about half a million and last year Rolls Royce sold more cars than ever before in their 100-year history, but then the luxury industry knows no crisis. Since 2009 the rich have become on average 6 percent richer. So while one in six Americans now has no health insurance, Manhattan’s 58 billionaires have gotten richer. As Manuel Koch points out the ratio of return expected by the rich has totally shifted, “People used to be happy making three million profit. Today companies like Apple account for 6 billion profit. That’s profit! Not turnover.” But despite their greater income the super-rich aren’t too happy about the idea of their tax loopholes being closed. In their minds they give back, even if its not through taxes. “I know a lot of rich friends who have charities…when they reach a certain level they give back to the community. So I think less tax is always better than too much.” But as the world struggles through a financial crisis and the globe-trotting elite continue to grow wealthier, there’s not much evidence they have their communities interests at heart.

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Consumed – Is Our Consumer Culture Leading to Disaster?


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Published on Aug 9, 2013

Consumed: Discover how the secrets of the human mind are destroying our world

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Consumerism has become the cornerstone of the post-industrial age. Yet how much do we know about it and what it is doing to us? Using theories of evolutionary psychology to underpin a bold narrative of our times, this film takes a whirlwind tour through the “weird mental illness of consumerism”, showing how our insatiable appetite has driven us into “the jaws of the beast”. Both an apocalyptic and redemptive view of the human condition.

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Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis


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Published on Jul 2, 2012

Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis. Award-winning youtube hit giving fresh insight into the greatest economic crisis of our age: the one still awaiting us.

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Fueling the Food Crisis


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Published on Oct 10, 2012

Tim A. Wise: Bio-fuels are driving up the price of food everywhere and costing developing countries billions

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Resolving the Food Crisis: Research for Global Policy Reform

In their January 2012 report, “Resolving the Food Crisis: Assessing Global Policy Reforms Since 2007,”

Timothy A. Wise and Sophia Murphy argued that the recent crisis has been a catalyst for important policy reforms, but the international community had thus far avoided deeper structural reforms, leaving the world vulnerable to further crisis.

The report launched a GDAE research program on the causes of and policy solutions for the current food crisis. Research includes ongoing work on:

The report, “Resolving the Food Crisis,” is based on a comprehensive assessment of the policies and actions taken since 2007 by four international groups of actors: the UN, the G-20, the World Bank and international donors. The authors warn that policy reforms fall well short of what is needed to meet the world’s current and future food needs in a sustainable way, particularly in the context of rapidly changing climate.

Several issues received priority attention in the Food Crisis report, and they are the focus of ongoing GDAE research:

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Timothy A. Wise on Dumping of Agricultural Products into Mexico

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Uploaded on Sep 21, 2010

Timothy A. Wise, Director, Research and Policy Program at the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) Tufts University on dumping of agricultural products into Mexico.

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Violence Against Women is a Necessary Outcome of the Athletic Industrial Complex


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Published on Sep 11, 2014

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Dave Zirin, sports editor for The Nation, talks with Dennis Trainor, Jr. about the one reason Roger Goodell will be forced out as NFL Commissioner, Violence in the NFL, Domestic violence

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