Daily Archives: October 29, 2015

Consumption slumps, precious metals dump

It is interesting to note that a multitude of luxury brand companies were sold to the stock market the past couple of years as speculative funds surged: Micheal Kors, Fendi, Coach, Jimmy Choo, Mulberry, Prada, Sothebys, Ferrari…to name just a … Continue reading

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BBC: The Great Crash 1929

This week marks the 86th anniversary of the Crash of 1929. This BBC documentary looks at the policies and behaviors that caused both the crash of 1929 as well as many of the world’s current financial problems. Always worth reflection. … Continue reading

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Countering the staggering social costs of sugar

How much sugar do you typically consume? If you have no sweet clue, Jamie Oliver would like a word. The British chef and food activist joins Shad to discuss the mindless consumption of sugar and why he’s lobbying for a tax on sugary drinks … Continue reading

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The Agenda on The State of Journalism

Ethical, principled journalism has always been a key check on corruption and abuse of power.  The rise of infotainment, paid promotion and media conglomerates under the guise of journalism has far reaching risks for democracy and truth.  With today’s blurred … Continue reading

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New documentary: “It Takes Guts”

A documentary airing on CBC TV’s The Nature of Things tonight night examines the relationship between our inner microbes, and our expanding waistlines… and much more. The documentary is titled, “It Takes Guts,” and it’s directed by Leora Eisen who … Continue reading

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