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(What's Left of) Our Economy: China's Tech Extortion Starts to Bite the Multinationals

Forced technology transfer is one of those U.S.-China economic issues that’s chronically neglected by the U.S. government and the mainstream media – primarily because the leading short-term victims fear the consequences of voicing major complaints. 345 more words

{What's Left Of) Our Economy

Cargill's Paltry Poultry Ploy

Hometown multinational Cargill has announced that it is cutting back on its use of growth-promoting antibiotics, and phasing it out for turkeys completely by 2015. That’s really good news because Cargill is one of the nation’s largest turkey producers. 391 more words



I’m grateful to the likes of The Guardian, The Indy, The Times and The Telegraph. Where would we all be without their sage advice and recommendations? 422 more words

Stop, you're killing us...

Via Salon and Regeneración:

In the years after NAFTA, the pattern of food exchanges between Mexico and the United States changed significantly, as did the diet of Mexicans. 189 more words


Tax transparency, public understanding and a shared purpose

The role of greater transparency in improving public understanding of tax issues and enhancing confidence in the system was the subject of an informative and good-natured debate at the House of Commons on 8 July, hosted by Mazars and the Association of Revenue and Customs and chaired by Margaret Hodge MP, chair of the Commons Public Accounts Committee. 42 more words

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Sustainable pets

MANY of you who are reading this blog are trying to make a difference at home with your footprint on the environment. Some of you have water tanks, others have solar panels while many people are doing simple acts like improving home insulation and composting home food waste. 244 more words

Investing in Consumer Laziness

I’ve been hearing a lot about how big companies invest in consumer laziness. That is, they make some kind of change to their services, like adding a fee of some sort or an automatic service, then sending customers letters with the option to opt out. 164 more words

Consumer Laziness