SchwartzReport: Monsanto “Owns” USDA

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

It is my view that there exist profoundly immoral and malevolent — the formal definition of evil — corporations. Their corporate vision creates profit by doing something that reduces wellness. Halliburton is one, Monsanto is another. One of the skills these corporations focus on is maintaining high level government connections, and to get your executives in senior positions. So great is the corruption of our government as a result that, as this report de! scribes, the regulatory agencies created to oversee these corporations are tailored to the corporation’s wishes.

Monsanto Has Taken Over the USDA
DAVID SWANSON – Nation of Change

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has been taken over by an outside organization. RootsAction has launched a campaign demanding a Congressional investigation.

The organization is called Monsanto.

Jean Lievens: Defining the Sharing Economy

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Slideshare, 20 slides.

The Sharing Economy Lacks a Shared Definition

Giving meaning to the terms

TERMINOLOGY CONFUSION

There are different terms being used to describe the growing space that includes the likes of Airbnb, Lyft, Zipcar, and Taskrabbit. Namely, the ‘Sharing Economy,’ ‘Peer Economy,’ ‘Collaborative Consumption,’ and the ‘Collaborative Economy.’

Do these terms have different meanings?

YES.

See full briefing.

Jean Lievens: Jeremiah Owyang on The Collaborative Economy

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

A Market Definition Report: The Collaborative Economy

Jeremiah Owyang

Products, services, and market relationships have changed as sharing startups impact business models. To avoid disruption, company must adopt the Collaborative Economy Value Chain.

Challenges:

Government officials oppose sharing that disrupts existing regulations.
Lack of trust between peer-to-peer “buyers” and “sellers.”
Lack of industry-wide reputation systems and data standards.
Incumbent players view sharing as a threat to their current business models.
Uncertainty about which startups will stand the test of time.

Read full report.

Jerome Glenn: Some Elements of the Next Global Economic System

Jerome Glenn

Jerome Glenn

Some Elements of the Next Global Economic System

How Might These New Elements Affect the Human Condition over the Next 20 Years?

Leading futurists, future-oriented economists, and future-oriented financial experts were invited to participate in this study, thinking 20 years ahead for imagining alternative futures for the world economy.

See list of 35 elements with ranks and comments.