Mission Statement

You are leading a double life. You are reading finance magazines and wondering if they are written on recycled paper, you are knowingly buying from companies that use sweatshop labor while signing petitions against sweatshop labor, you are driving a gas-guzzling automobile to a movie theater showing a documentary about the perils of the gas…

Other Evaluations of Money and Happiness

MoviesAffluenza TelevisionPBS Affluenza . . . The Show   Newspapers & MagazinesMoney Won't Buy You Happiness – Forbes.comFinancial Freedom – O, The Oprah MagazineStudy: Money Does Not Buy Much Happiness – LiveScience.comSome Dark Thoughts on Happiness – New York MagazineHappiness 101 – The New York Times MagazineHappiness (and how to measure it) – The Economist…

Affluenza Epidemic: Money and Happiness Reexamined

It would seem obvious that money makes everything better. It would seem obvious because money is tied to things like health, comfort and opportunity, all of which are happy-making concepts. Yet there has been a backlash against the power of money recently, and it seems that as we become more financially successful, we become less…

Ethanol: Picking the Winners

"But all is not quiet on the farm. In the Senate, tensions over corn’s new role…" Nice summary over the battle for alternative fuel policy on Capitol Hill courtesy of The Council on Foreign Relations. Includes the repeal of tax breaks to Big Oil & Gas, aversions to a review of the 2002 Farm Bill,…

Beauty Products Free of Carcinogenic Parabens and Phthalates

Protect yourself and your loved ones by purchasing beauty products free of parabens and phthalates, chemicals commonly used by the cosmetics industry that BCA reports have been linked to cancer. BCA compiled a list of companies confirming the absence of these harmful substances in their products:   Affusion Skin Care Agoo Agii Alexandra Avery Amurie…

How to Donate Money in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

If you want to donate money to help in the fight against breast cancer, Breast Cancer Action recommends that you ask the following questions: 1.  How much money from each product sold actually goes toward breast cancer? 2.  What percentage of the purchase price does this represent? 3.  What is the maximum amount that will…

Breast Cancer for Fun and Profit

October was a busy month for issues of concern to women. Beyond Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it also marked the passage of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Much like Halloween, Breast Cancer Awareness activities involve trick or treating as hundreds of companies strive to capture women’s dollars with empty promises of raising funds for breast cancer…

Exxon Trying to Change Bad Image

The Wall Street Journal reports that Exxon has cut off funding to  groups that questioned the validity of global warming and connections to fossil fuels.  The article says Exxon states that, "climate-science models that link greenhouse-gas concentrations to global warming are getting more reliable ."

Home Depot Shareholders Rise Up

   Home Depot Inc.(HD ) investors on Wednesday asked a Georgia state court to issue an injunction blocking the retailer from paying former Chief Executive Robert Nardelli a $210-million severance package.  See Full Story at Yahoo Business.            

Russia Resurgent (and its Impact on Climate Change)

"An increase of two or three degrees wouldn't be so bad for a northern country like Russia. We could spend less on fur coats, and the grain harvest would go up." – Vladimir Putin, Russian President, October 2003 Climate change has many losers: Dutch, Africans, and Floridians to name a few. But does it have…

Books

Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change by Elizabeth Kolbert Green to Gold by Andrew Winston and Daniel Esty Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets by Michele Kahane