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A Sanders-Clinton Combined Strategy Could Boost Native Americans’ Quality of Life

To meet multifaceted needs in Indian Country, Sanders and Clinton should combine their economic proposals.
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Coopify to Bring Cooperatives into the Smartphone Age

Shareable Magazine - April 22, 2016 - 13:00

This article was first published by Community-Wealth.org

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Daily Digest 4/22 - Good News Friday: Earth Day 2016, Is A 3-Day Work Week 'Optimal?'

Chris Martenson - April 22, 2016 - 09:47
  • Earth Day: We're Not As Doomed As You Think
  • Three-day working week 'optimal for over-40s'
  • South Africa Tracks People's Movements to Stop Rhino Poaching
  • As Americans eat less chocolate, Hershey’s begins pushing meat bars
  • How Information Graphics Reveal Your Brain’s Blind Spots
  • Fossil Fuels Off Campus
  • Investing in Water, Investing in Earth, Investing in Ourselves
  • On Earth Day, Let Lab Girl Persuade You to Plant a Tree

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Babies, Budgets, and Community Bonds: The Biggest Test for the Sharing Economy

Shareable Magazine - April 22, 2016 - 07:27

When I first wrote my article for Shareable outlining my experiment for 2016, I wasn’t completely honest with you all. In fact, I had a pretty big hidden agenda. After last year's adventure in London, I had come back to Sydney to settle and start on the next big adventure of my life -- parenthood.

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Off The Cuff: The Fed's Frenzy Of Emergency Meetings

Chris Martenson - April 21, 2016 - 22:34

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Mish Shedlock discuss:

  • Part Time Nation
    • Our job market has been hollowed out
  • Emergency Fed Meetings
    • What exactly is going on behind the scenes?
  • Lower Returns & Lower Prices
    • Pretty much what we have to look forward to from these markets
  • Chinese Capital Flight
    • Driving so much of today's overvaluations

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Daily Digest 4/21 - Silicon Valley In Meltdown, Who Owns The Earth?

Chris Martenson - April 21, 2016 - 08:20
  • Silicon Valley in Meltdown as Intel Slashes 12,000 Jobs
  • Intel Confirms Major Layoff, 11 percent of Employees To Go
  • IBM Layoff Epidemic Spreads Worldwide
  • 4 Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford
  • Central Banks Are Trapped - Are Higher Interest Rates The Only Answer?
  • All Hail the Mighty Silver Bugs
  • Silver: Not Time to Worry
  • Investment School Of Rock
  • Dualism Makes LNR Go
  • Will Demand For Electricity Ever Start Growing Again? — The Wall Street View
  • Unnatural Selection
  • Thirsty cities begin to eye water from the Great Lakes
  • Who Owns The Earth?

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Neighborhood Stories: Empowering People to Tell the Stories of their Community

Shareable Magazine - April 20, 2016 - 09:15

Shareable has a strong focus on sharing cities—places where sharing drives sustainable and just solutions around transportation, housing, work, community, food, public space and more, from the municipal level down to the neighborhood and the individual.

Sharing cities are also places where people know and share the stories about the issues, joys and challenges that affect everyone.

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Daily Digest 4/20 - Puerto Rico's Bondholders Divided, What Will The BoJ Think Of Next?

Chris Martenson - April 20, 2016 - 08:47
  • UnitedHealth to Trim ACA Exchanges to 'Handful' of States
  • Spain to overshoot deficit target... for 8th year running
  • Sweden's Currency Plight Fans Speculation More Stimulus to Come
  • Puerto Rico's Bondholders Divided in Fight Over Federal Rescue
  • Debt payments sinking Detroit Public Schools: transition manager
  • Report: Illinois Public School Districts Have Amassed Nearly $20 Billion In Debt
  • Buying Insurers Shows China Builders Straining in Debt Load
  • What Will the Bank of Japan Think of Next?
  • It's All Suddenly Going Wrong in China's $3 Trillion Bond Market
  • The Sub-Zero Club: Getting Used to the Upside-Down World Economy
  • South Korea's Central Bank Cuts Growth Forecast
  • Negative Rates Seen Pushing Japanese Farmers Into U.K. Mortgages
  • Negative rates put pressure on central banks to take risks

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This Earth Day, Listen Up: Mother Earth Is Calling Us Back

Those of us who succumbed to the false promises of Western consumerism at great cost to the planet and to ourselves are Earth’s prodigal children now returning home.
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Want to Hire a Worker-Owned Co-op? There’s an App for That

Coopify wants to bring a sense of community to the app-based booking world by connecting worker-owned cooperatives and other low-income task workers directly with consumers.
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How to Establish a Wildflower Meadow

Chris Martenson - April 19, 2016 - 11:49

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been working to establish a wildflower meadow on the lower part of my property, zones 3 & 4. In time, trees may be added, but for now I would like the native meadow to provide habitat, diversity, nectar, pollen for my bees and the other pollinators, and beauty, all in a low maintenance package.

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7 Ways To Grow Potatoes

Chris Martenson - April 19, 2016 - 10:49

A thorough look at various methods of growing potatoes - from traditional hilling to boxes and straw beds. 

http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/garden/7-ways-grow-potatoes

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Daily Digest 4/19 - Belgian Banks Paying Interest to Mortgage Borrowers, 2016 Already Showing Record Temps

Chris Martenson - April 19, 2016 - 09:48
  • An 11 on the Nutty Scale: Belgium Banks are Paying Interest to Mortgage Borrowers
  • Goldman First-Quarter Profit Plunges 60% as Revenue Drops
  • Did The New York Primary Campaign Change Anything?
  • Cancer Research Is Broken
  • The most unexpected hospital billing development ever: Refunds
  • Gold, Silver And COMEX Outlook For 2016 And Beyond
  • ISIS Tries To Sow Chaos In Libya To Scare Oil Workers Away
  • 2016 Already Shows Record Global Temperatures

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Whistle While You Work: the (Not So) Surprising Happiness of Coworking

Shareable Magazine - April 19, 2016 - 07:14

In a 2015 member survey of the global coworking community, 89 percent of respondents stated that they were happier due to coworking. This impressive stat comes as no surprise to coworking insiders, who understand first-hand the positive impact coworking can have on people.

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How a Health Clinic Made a Local Grocery Store Part of Its Prescription

A partnership between a Boston health clinic and a local grocery shows what economic development can do when it makes community health a priority.
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Eric Hunsader: The Financial System is 'Absolutely, Positively Rigged'

Chris Martenson - April 18, 2016 - 17:36

Eric Hunsader, founder of Nanex, has been at the vanguard of warning about the dangers and the rampant fraud that the rise of high-frequency trading (HFT) algorithims have let loose in today's financial markets.

While he usually feels like a lone voice in a world happy to deceive itself, he was shocked to receive a $750,000 whistleblower award from the SEC for his efforts. He's been sadly less shocked to see that since the award was publicly announced, the abuses he reported have only become more extreme and frequent.

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New Coop Set to Transform Food Desert in North Minneapolis

Shareable Magazine - April 18, 2016 - 08:38

A food desert in Minneapolis will soon have access to fresh food and its own community grocery cooperative.

The first food coop in North Minneapolis, Wirth Cooperative Grocery is scheduled to open later this year. It will focus on providing easy access to a variety of foods and, if all goes well, help revitalize the neighborhood and boost the local economy in an area with few accessible grocery stores.

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Mayor Park Won-Soon Wins Gothenburg Award for Sharing City Seoul

Shareable Magazine - April 18, 2016 - 07:51

Mayor Park Won-Soon, who spearheaded Sharing City Seoul, one of the world’s first sharing cities, was recently awarded the Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development. The award, along with a prize of 1 million Swedish krona ($123,000 USD), is given each year to people or organizations for outstanding performance and achievements towards a sustainable future.

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Daily Digest 4/18 - The Last Bull-Market Pillar Collapses, A Post-Oil Saudi Arabia?

Chris Martenson - April 18, 2016 - 07:41
  • Safe and Sorry – Terrorism & Mass Surveillance 
  • Saudi Arabia's Post-Oil Plan Starts April 25, Prince Says 
  • Uncovering Blackwater CEO Erik Prince's Plan to Build a Private Air Force
  • The Last Bull-Market Pillar Collapses
  • Our Well-Regulated Militia
  • Oil Prices Regain Deepest Losses After Deal to Freeze Production Fails
  • The Cost Of Vegetables: Time, Labor, and Real Estate
  • How The Government Decides What You Eat

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Daily Digest 4/17 - The Billionaire Building a Davos of His Own, Poverty Compounded

Chris Martenson - April 17, 2016 - 08:08
  • Race for Latest Class of Nuclear Arms Threatens to Revive Cold War
  • Saudis warn US of asset sales if 9/11 bill passes
  • The Billionaire Who’s Building a Davos of His Own 
  • The man who uses his pension fund to fill potholes
  • Poverty, Compounded
  • Oil-Freeze Talks End in Failure Amid Saudi Demands Over Iran
  • Saudi Arabia's Post-Oil Plan Starts April 25, Prince Says

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