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Environment

Food Aid to Developing Nations May Increase Armed Conflict

January 30th, 2012  |  Source: WSJ Blog

The country is torn by conflict. The people are hungry.

Our natural response is to send food, but in practice that can be problematic. For decades, aid workers, journalists and others have documented cases where food aid has been misappropriated by armed groups who use it to feed their soldiers and buy weapons. Convoy trucks and other equipment are often captured.


Tim Cook blasts the New York Times' report on Apple's Chinese iPad factories

January 28th, 2012  |  Source: Fortune

Calls the suggestion that his company doesn't care about the health and safety of workers in the supply chain he built "patently false and offensive"

Here's one thing that's changed since Steve Jobs died.

When Tim Cook, Apple's (AAPL) new CEO, thinks his company has been wronged by the media, he doesn't shrink from hitting back -- swiftly and in a way that he knows will quickly become public.


The CEO Bankruptcy Bonus

January 27th, 2012  |  Source: WSJ

 

Firms Sidestep Rule Limiting Rewards for Executives

On the way to bankruptcy court, Lear Corp., a car-parts supplier, closed 28 factories, cut more than 20,000 jobs and wiped out shareholders.

Still, Lear sought $20.6 million in bonuses for key executives and other employees, including an eventual payout of more than $5.4 million for then-Chief Executive Robert Rossiter.


There is no conflict between responsible investment and fiduciary duty

January 18th, 2012  |  Source: Responsible-Investor.com

Rob Lake, Director of Strategic Development for the United Nations-backed organization Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), has years of experience in socially responsible investing.


Capitalism in crisis: The code that forms a bar to harmony

January 9th, 2012  |  Source: FT.com

The enrichment of bankers, corporate chiefs, flash traders and their cronies is testing tolerance of inequality, argues John Plender in the first part of an FT series


Dollars for Doctors: How Industry Money Reaches Physicians

December 28th, 2011  |  Source: ProPublica

The news about narcotic painkillers is increasingly dire: Overdoses now kill nearly 15,000 people a year -- more than heroin and cocaine combined. In some states, the painkiller death toll exceeds that of car crashes.


On the side of the angels

December 20th, 2011  |  Source: Harvard Gazette

Pinker says the world is becoming more peaceful

Steven Pinker wants you to know that violence has declined.

Despite civil wars in Africa and the Mideast, ongoing strife in Afghanistan, and the barrage of local and national crimes reported on the nightly news, people are living in a much more peaceful era than they might think.


Devaluing a controversial currency

December 16th, 2011  |  Source: Al Jazeera

Fourteen African countries use a currency that hurts their economies and benefits their former colonial master, France.

Three weeks ago, a rumour emerged that the CFA franc - two closely-related currencies used by 14 countries in western and central Africa - would be devalued by 35 per cent on January 1, 2012.


The World's Best Sustainability Idea: The Gold In Human Waste

December 13th, 2011  |  Source: Forbes

Katerva, a new nonprofit set up to recognize and support stand-out sustainability efforts around the world, has just announced the winner of an award competition it hopes will be like a Nobel prize in the broad and somewhat amorphous field of sustainability: Sanergy, a company that builds low-cost toilets in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya and converts the waste into fuel and fertilizer.

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