Money • Economy

This page lists all articles published in Facts are Facts concerning the topic Money • Economy.

Beneath the Motorways Lie the Beaches of the World

“There are as many stars as there are grains of sand,” we say, meaning an infinite number. We clearly don’t believe that the sand on this planet could ever run out. But we are hugely mistaken. Read more...

Cradel to Cradel: Hope for an Overloaded Planet

Contaminated waterways, the rapid extinction of many species of flora and fauna, diseases of civilisation... We have saddled ourselves with a mortgage that soon we won't be able to keep up. Although the concepts of sustainability and recycling are on everyone's lips, somehow we're simply not making any headway. But there is a glimmer of hope in the concept known as "cradle to cradle", which propagates the joy of producing, consuming, and disposing. It upholds the ideals of beauty, abundance and life, and though it we can take our cue from Nature. Article excerpt not available online

Homo Oeconomicus: The Great Cyber Battle for the World

A Nobel Prize for a theory that turns people into mindless consumers and speculators into billionaires. Article excerpt not available online

The Great Cyber Battle for the World

In the last 50 years, an unholy alliance has formed: the union of ever-faster computer systems with a philosophy that regards human beings as greedy beasts, forever seeking their own advantage. Now they have combined to ensure ever more billions of profit for a tiny, powerful elite, and to make everyone connected to the internet the puppets of their own venal desires. Article excerpt not available online

Motivation: Full Wallet, Empty Soul?

What really makes us happy at work and at home? You'll be amazed: it's not money - and that's a scientific fact! Article excerpt not available online

Full Wallet, Empty Soul?

What really makes us happy at work and at home? You’ll be amazed: it’s not money – and that’s a scientific fact! Article excerpt not available online

Patents: Taking Control of Life Itself

Genes, plants, animals, even human sperm and eggs - patenting life is big business. Nothing and nobody is to be spared and only grassroots resistance can stop this shocking legalised practice. Read more...

Water Wars

Across the globe, the privatisation of public goods pours billions into the coffers of big business. In the case of water - that vital, basic resource - consequences such as raised prices and reduced quality are particularly drastic. As you might expect, opposition is strong - and effective. Read more...

Money: "To increase one's possessions means to lose one's self..."

...said the Chinese Sage Lao Tse 2,500 years ago. Another quote from his contemporary, Confucius, confirms just how false the goals that our society prizes are: "The noble man uses his wealth to create his life. The common man uses his life to create wealth." Learn here how to deal with the theme "money or not money" without letting it consume your soul. Read more...

Staged Uprising: An Arabian World in Turmoil

Those mechanisms we just described in our extensive report on radicalised Islam are once again playing out before the world's eyes. Find out here the real reasons why the "Arabian Spring" is blasting despots away now, of all times—and what this has to do with our financial system. Read more...