Posted by Tyler Durden at 8:40 AM
Great clip explaining the lifecycle in the materials economy. Now you can buy that fifth iPod you don't need, and know where it came from, where it will go, and what prompted you to buy it. Hat tip Günter.
Story of Stuff, Full Version; How Things Work, About Stuff
This was the opening talk to the 3 day conference The New Emergency: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World.
This conference was organised by Feasta, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability.
....wieder mal etwas lang - er malt das Bild wie es aussehen könnte in den USA und vergleicht wie es in Russland aussah
...also ich hab's mir angehört - es ist vielleicht etwas langatmig aber
besonders das letzte Drittel ungefähr man sollte aber schon alles hören
The much-awaited Modest Mouse video for "King Rat" directed by Heath Ledger has been released today. And the video is an incredible look at what would happen if whales hunted humans.
All the proceeds from the iTunes downloads in the first month of release will go to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which works towards protecting and conserving marine life.
Directed by Ledger, with Daniel Auber and Norris Houk in charge of the animation, the video is a "visual plea against the legal commercial whale hunts taking place off the coast of Australia," according to the press release.
Unfortunately, Ledger died before he could ever see the finished product.
Gerald Celente is the Founder & Director of the Trends Research Institute. Gerald has been quoted and interviewed in media throughout the world such as, CNBC, Fox News, CBS This Morning, 48 Hours, ABC, NBC, BBC, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Business Week, Financial Times, U.S. News and World Report, The Economist and more. In this interview Gerald discusses bank bailouts, The Fed, Paulson, Gheitner, civil unrest, increases in crime and the future of the United States as he sees it and much more.
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Originally produced in the mid-1990s, this film remains the most authoritative account of the Crash of 1929, and includes rare testimony from the people who worked on Wall Street at the time
Oct 26th, 2009, 15:49 by News
“We didn’t truly know the dangers of the market, because it was a dark market,” says Brooksley Born, the head of an obscure federal regulatory agency — the Commodity Futures Trading Commission [CFTC] — who not only warned of the potential for economic meltdown in the late 1990s, but also tried to convince the country’s key economic powerbrokers to take actions that could have helped avert the crisis. “They were totally opposed to it,” Born says. “That puzzled me. What was it that was in this market that had to be hidden?”
Now, with many of the same men who shut down Born in key positions in the Obama administration, The Warning reveals the complicated politics that led to this crisis and what it may say about current attempts to prevent the next one.
“It’ll happen again if we don’t take the appropriate steps,” Born warns. “There will be significant financial downturns and disasters attributed to this regulatory gap over and over until we learn from experience.”
PG View: Frontline recounts the saga of CFTC Chairwoman Brooksley Born and her attempts to be heard on the risks associated with OTC derivatives. The P&G lawsuit against Bankers Trust and the subsequent collapse of LTCM in the 1990s were the canaries in the coal mine, and yet Ms. Born’s warnings still went unheeded…up to the point of the financial collapse — and near catastrophe — that began last year largely as a result of OTC derivatives.
Born’s belief that, “it’ll happen again,” makes this a cautionary tale as much as an historical recounting of one woman’s efforts to “protect the money of the American public.”