Doing Well by Doing Dastardly
OK, Big Tobacco purveys a lot of disease, death and corruption,
but look at how much goddamn money you can make!
Friday, May 11th 2012
Published by: StreetAuthority (Austin, Texas)
The Most Hated Company on Earth Is Making Investors Rich
I can't think of a stock that's more hated.
I've written about this company several times before. And I've personally owned it for years. But every time I mention it, I get nasty emails criticizing me for even covering this stock... let alone recommending it.
In fact, it happens so often that I instruct our staff to mention that this investment isn't for everyone whenever they cover it. If you don't want to invest in this stock, I can certainly understand. But if you have an open mind toward this black sheep, then you're likely to appreciate what it can do for you.
Simply take a look at its performance in the last 12 months...
Time is Life - An Indigenous Understanding
Nature Is Not A Commodity: The Path to Rio+20
By David Korten
April 26, 2012
With these three words, Karma Tshiteem, Secretary of the Bhutan Gross National Happiness Commission, ended his brief description of Bhutan’s distinctive approach to economic development. It caught my attention because of the striking contrast to our common Western phrase, “Time is money.”
“Time is life.”
The event I was attending was a small international gathering primarily of indigenous environmental leaders. I was privileged to be among the few nonindigenous writer-activists invited to join them.
Tshiteem was seated to my left. Winona LaDuke, program director of Honor the Earth and a celebrated Native American environmental author and activist, was on my right. Tom Goldtooth, global environmental leader and executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, sat directly across from me. Next to him was Pablo Solón, former Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations. Pablo was a principal driver behind the 2010 World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba, Bolivia.
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NEMESIS: the Greek deity of indignation against, and retribution for, evil deeds and undeserved good fortune. She personifies resentment toward those who commit and profit from heinous crimes with apparent impunity. She is often depicted as a winged goddess holding a measuring scale, bridle, sword or scourge; and her name means 'dispenser of dues.'
"Nemesis is a kind of fatal divinity who restores proper proportion or equilibrium to the world wherever it has been disturbed. She humbles those enjoying excessive or unfairly acquired fortunes with punishing losses to revive their compassion and humanity." In sum, she's a real SAP heroine and fitting deity for our times...
Adapted from Theoi Greek Mythology.
- the molecule of male maturity
History in your Pants
Wlad's Kyoto Mayoral Report
Big T causes Aggression - Not!
New York Times Article
"This American Life" Episode
Low T by the Numbers
Trouble with Testosterone
studying CORPORATE LIFE
BIG BODY HEURISTICS
March 2000 Cyberconference
(Are they now our dominant species?)
Living System Perspectives on Corporate Evolution, Anatomy and Eco-Social Pathologies
"A fascinating conceptual breakthrough."
- - David Korten
"An extraordinarily imaginative
and important idea."
- - Howard Zinn