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Are Cognitive Frameworks Hard-Coded in Language Driving Humanity to Crisis?

Yves here. Readers may disagree with Jeremy Lent’s bold claim, that Western conceptual frameworks with roots in the Stone Age push humanity towards disaster. However, one key element of his argument rings true: the importance of language in framing, and therefore to a degree dictating, how we see things and navigate our environments. For instance, behavioral scientist have repeatedly demonstrated that how a decision is phrased makes a very large difference in how people react to it;...

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Elizabeth Warren Wants Green Trade Deals. What Does That Mean?

Yves here. It appears that “green trade deals” have become another bright shiny policy object to dangle before voters. So it’s useful for someone with cred to throw down a marker. The source for this story, Ben Beachy, was formerly with Public Citizen, where he was one of the key working oars, along with Lori Wallach, on their terrific, well-researched and documented push against ISDS. Their work was key to proving how damaging those provisions were to national sovereignity (and in...

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Making Profit Should Not Now Be the Primary Goal of a Business: Being Net-Zero Carbon Should Be

By Richard Murphy, a chartered accountant and a political economist. He has been described by the Guardian newspaper as an “anti-poverty campaigner and tax expert”. He is Professor of Practice in International Political Economy at City University, London and Director of Tax Research UK. He is a non-executive director of Cambridge Econometrics. He is a member of the Progressive Economy Forum. Originally published at Tax Research UK The Guardian has reported as part of its Polluters series...

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EU Adopts Right to Repair for Household Appliances

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1537 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser and what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and our current goal, more original reporting. By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer...

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Unsustainable California: No Easy Remedy for PG&E Blackouts, Fire Risks

This is Naked Capitalism fundraising week. 1476 donors have already invested in our efforts to combat corruption and predatory conduct, particularly in the financial realm. Please join us and participate via our donation page, which shows how to give via check, credit card, debit card, or PayPal. Read about why we’re doing this fundraiser and what we’ve accomplished in the last year, and our current goal, more original reporting. In his classic book Collapse, Jared Dimond used Montana as a...

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Insight Conversation: Alex Schneiter, CEO, Lundin Petroleum

Lundin Petroleum discovered the 2.7 billion barrel Johan Sverdrup oil field in 2010. CEO Alex Schneiter spoke to Nick Coleman shortly before first oil was produced in early October, about the company’s strategy, the challenges for small exploration and production firms, and how the sector can respond to changing societal and environmental demands. What does the startup of the Johan Sverdrup oil field mean for Lundin and Norway’s oil and gas industry?  It’s tremendous on all counts. Johan...

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Gene Editing Could Help Save the Planet — If Scientists Can Avoid the Typos

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Greenpeace Report: How Companies Still Have it Wrong on Plastic Pollution “Solutions”

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Will the Fracking Revolution Peak Before Ever Making Money?

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China waste policy could make or break the global ferrous scrap market

China’s recent battle against waste imports into the country has proved a success, as August ferrous scrap imports fell to zero, a figure unseen for the past 20 years in the country, according to the latest customs figures. Since late December 2018, China has been slowly isolating itself from the global scrap market. The restrictions on ferrous scrap imports are part of a pushback against the country’s prior, unwanted, role as a dumping ground for global waste. But regional industry...

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