Two posts ago, we reviewed what is problematic with the current way the financial system works. Now, let’s put a more positive spin on things – what can we do about it to change it? There are a number of different propositions on the table, both in terms of regulation and policy (which I will … Continue reading New Ways of Banking [ISEE Recap 3]
Hi y’all, welcome to a new ‘what I’ve been reading!’ So much good information out on the internet these days… First up, National Geographic (my love) has an awesome article on The Evolution of Diet. It talks about scientists trying to analyze what the last hunter-gatherer societies on the planet are eating, in order to … Continue reading Of Water and of Meat
When Dan O’Neill came to the required reforms of the banking system in his ISEE key note (which I resumed here), and used this image on his slide, I had never heard of the term ‘fractional reserve banking’. But if there is a cat meme on the topic, it is clearly a topic worth looking … Continue reading Fractional Reserve Banking – The Problems [ISEE recap 2]
Ok. Before you do anything else or read on – watch this video: How does it make you feel? Like baby carrots are the next cool thing to eat? Like an intense snack that will make you just as hip as the people in the commercial? I was reading an NPR article on grocery stores like Giant Eagle and … Continue reading Extreme Baby Carrots – Will It Work?
Español Ohhhhh ecological economics, where to start… At the conference there were more than 100 different sessions with 3 – 5 presentations each, so it was actually pretty overwhelming to figure out where to go and who to listen to. Plus, one of the great attractions, but also of the main complications is the interdisciplinarity … Continue reading Enough Is Enough [ISEE recap 1]
Soooo I’m back! Sorry for disappearing like that, thesis defense + paper presentation at an international conference + some travels will do that for you, I guess. This trip has been… interesting, to say the least. Definitely a growing experience, though in which direction I am still not entirely sure. See – I am just … Continue reading On Footprints, Guilt, and Iceland
Español When you are out and about and in need for a snack, vending machines are often the most convenient option. Once you get there, though, all intentions about eating healthy go flying out of the window when faced with the choice between chocolate bars, chips and possibly peanut butter pretzels. This zero-sum game between … Continue reading Have A Break – Have A … Fruit?!