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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Story of Broke

From the makers of The Story of Stuff and The Story of Electronics comes a brand new video, The Story of Broke. Are we really broke? Or are we spending our money on the wrong things? The Story of Broke checks it out...
The United States isn’t broke; we’re the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just isn’t working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to keep this ‘dinosaur economy’ on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of our tax money. The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can deliver jobs AND a healthier environment. It’s time to rebuild the American Dream; but this time, let’s build it better.
Here is your midnight movie...

1 comment:

Sea Raven, D.Min. said...

Not only is there plenty of money for "green technology" there is plenty of food, clothing, shelter, water for everyone.

What we are facing as a global community is a fight between those who think in terms of commerce, capitalism, and money, and those of us who think in terms of spiritual well-being.

We have forgotten that "the earth is the Lord's and all that is in it" meaning, the planetary system is abundant, provided we don't squander it on ego-driven fear.