Sunday, 27 February 2011

Zeitgeist links

Francesc0 of the UK Zeitgeist movement occasionally sends a bunch of links in an e-mail to supporters. Here's his latest. Tipping point ahead is particularly powerful

Zeitgeist Moving Forward

Positive money - How money is created by banks
Does it matter? In a society where money seems to command our lives, I would say it does indeed.

Positive Money: One Good Cut

Tipping Point Ahead: Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip
Available in 22 languages.

Interesting repository of articles about the advances of science and technology

In Debt We Trust
All is fine in the UK. Let's keep on watching TV and consume. The future is bright.

Tame the vampire squid: Take back our banks

Corporate EUtopia - how new economic governance measures challenge democracy

Animal Feed Lobby Targets EU's Zero Tolerance Policy on GM

Deadly Medicine: FDA Fails to Regulate Rapidly Growing Industry of Overseas Drug Testing

Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption

Move Your Money campaign in the USA
We don't have to keep our money in the coffers of the big banks. In the USA, the Move Your Money campaign, launched by the influential online news source the Huffington Post, has inspired Americans to move all or some of their money into accounts with alternative institutions.
In the UK, the banking sector isn't nearly as diverse as in the States, but there are still good alternatives. Check out Triodos, the Co-operative, the Ecology Building Society, the credit unions, National Savings through the Post Office, and the exciting new territory of person-to-person lending at Zopa.

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