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OECD: leading countries spend $200bn a year subsidising fossil fuels | Environment | The Guardian
Thinktank says member states and six biggest emerging economies should use sum to tackle climate change instead //&! Company emerges as Europe’s worst climate policy wrecker, according to a new table ranking firms by their records on lobbying and opposition - bit.ly/1Qtfq8j //&! 'its always about jobs' how about reframe it and retrain these people vs putting them directly on the dole, funded by government - long-term investment! duh. there is always an alternative. //&! nyr.kr/1W8YWpH - What Exxon Knew About Climate Change - The influence of the oil industry is essentially undiminished, even now. The Obama Administration may have stood up to Big Coal, but the richer Big Oil got permission this summer to drill in the Arctic;
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Housing market is hotting up, banks say - BBC News
The UK has a serious shortage of affordable homes. Lesley Curwen asks whether the current system - where councils do deals with developers to provide cheaper homes - is working. - bbc.in/1FR9JAh << abuse of process and accounting! profit maximization! how about starting up "housing for people co-op!" being a developer as social enterprise (together with other entrepreneurs like Branson)!? better architecture! and builder/partners take 10% off their contracts price and get part in co-op shares! long-term view! multi-purpose use regeneration. start out in manchester, ... // &! Foreign criminals are laundering billions of pounds through the purchase of expensive properties, which is pushing up house prices in the UK, the National Crime Agency has said. [ not only criminals park their money in property (being left empty) but also BRIC's newly minted paper millionaires post-GFC by engineered asset price reflation via centralbanks) - bbc.in/1HZXkFW &! bit.ly/1CX6uGL
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Net Neutrality and the Idea of America : The New Yorker
In “The Frontier in American History,” the historian Frederick Jackson Turner argued that it was frontiers that created the essential aspects of American democracy. Life on the frontier, he wrote, was what developed “the courageous determination to break new paths” and “indifference to the dogma that because an institution or a condition exists, it must remain.” The debate over net neutrality, by this reckoning, is a classic debate over the closing of a frontier. The fear is that industrial consolidation, as it has before, will diminish opportunities for the new, idealistic, and optimistic, leaving behind the established, tested, and cynical. It would be the lapse into plutocracy that Turner and others feared.
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may 2014 by asterisk2a

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