Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

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27/12/2013
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50 Is the New 65: Older Americans Are Getting Booted from Their Jobs—and Denied New Opportunities

In the end, we want an economy that allows everyone to work who is able to do so, and provides a robust social safety net for those who can’t. Our current system is unsustainable, and age discrimination, which strikes even those who are still in their prime, is quickly becoming an economic, social and public health disaster for the 21st century. Continue reading

17/06/2013
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Peak Water, Peak Oil…Now, Peak Soil?

“Soils are like a bank account. You should only draw out what you put in.” — Rattan Lal of Ohio State University
“Keeping and putting carbon in its rightful place” needs to be the mantra for humanity if we want to continue to eat, drink and combat global warming, concluded 200 researchers from more than 30 countries. Continue reading

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