There’s an ad on TV (or at least it was on TV) which is absolutely infuriating and appaling. It shows emotive footage of pollution, small seabirds covered in oil, burning refineries, clouds of smoke, barren landscapes and then has a text caption: “Some of the biggest problems in the world
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Although I’m only about two months late in reporting it, The Economist has done it again with a wonderful piece on buying “Fairtrade”, “ethically sourced” and “local” foods.
The main premise of the article is:
The aims of much of the ethical-food movement – to protect the environment, to encourage development
I LOVE IT. Consumption has consumed itself. Nothing is original. Affluence has become affluenza. The only thing which is original and unique is the journey that you take in life.
Participate. Join in. Does this mean we are about to see a resurgence in participatory democracy?
The Economist has published an interesting report on the growing pains, opportunities and stories of an emerging global city – Dubai. It raises an interesting point about freedoms in the City-State.
Even Skype, the free internet-phone service, is banned in order to protect the local telecoms provider. It remains to
For many, many years we have admired U2’s business practices. This band has succeeded in not only writing and recording multi-million selling albums and lucrative world tours, but their ability to create corporate structures which allow them stable and quality income streams which can even out the rollercoaster ride which
The past few weeks have been somewhat tumultuous in the music industry, with the departure of two of the music industry’s best regarded executives, David Munns and Alain Levy from EMI and the closure of Sir Richard Branson’s V2 record label in the USA (home of the White Stripes,
It’s amazing. The soaring price of copper has led to organised theft of copper wire and materials from instrastructure such as tram lines and electricity poles. In today’s instance, missing copper led to a northern Melbourne tram line being shut down during the morning commute period.
Check the chart below
The Bracks Government today announced that it was buying back it’s lease with Pacific National to operate the Victorian country rail network. This nationalisation sets a horrible precedent. Instead Pacific National bearing the burden of an under-utilised rail network, now Victorian taxpayers are going to bear the burden.