“Talk by Howard Lyman author of “Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth from the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Beef” given in Seattle May 5, 2005.”
News for the ‘economy’ Category
The Mad Cowboy (video)
The Story of Stuff (video)
“From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. It’ll teach you something, it’ll make you laugh, and it just may change the way you look at all the stuff in your life forever.”
Awakening the sleeping giant
America, wake up and smell the dispersants in the air. The place is here and the time is now for the sleeping giant to emerge from its slumber. We are all too comfortable with our ingrained beliefs and lifestyles to see the monster on the horizon. It’s lurching towards us all with its slimy tentacles and toxic breath.
Reducing our consumption of oil
If there’s one thing I’m not capable of anymore it’s denial. I can’t stand idly by and watch our entire future be thrown away by our would-be corporate overlords and an apathetic government who would rather do nothing of substance. This is a potential turning point for the better, that is if we can wake up and start reducing our demand for oil.
US stock market bounces on “oversold” technical condition
On Friday the US stock market enjoyed a bounce because of an extremely oversold technical market condition. These market conditions often happen when there are extreme emotions in the market. It may seem obvious, but excessive greed leads to overbought conditions and fear leads oversold conditions, such as the one we recently experienced.