Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

  • Is It Better to Outsource or Insource T-shirts?

    Manufacturing Matters in the US

    Dec 10, 12 • 490 Views • No Comments

    Hearing about an apparel firm that “insourced,” I confess I was not as enthusiastic as the report. The firm, American Giant, had just enjoyed a run on their hoodies. As a Made in the USA producer, they have the caché of a San Francisco factory.......  [read more]

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    Do You Like the GDP?

    Nov 28, 12 • 424 Views • No Comments

    Having just come across the “Better Life Index,” I started thinking about Ed Koch, a former mayor of NYC who often asked everyone, “How am I doing?” Here are some thoughts about how to measure how well we are doing. The GDP:......  [read more]

  • A Slice of a Pineapple

    Food Bites

    Aug 30, 12 • 1049 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes food is about a lot more than eating. When a !Kung Bushman hunter returns from the forest, he is greeted with, “What, you made us come all this way for this bag of bones?” One Bushman explained why. “When a young man kills much......  [read more]

  • Everyday economics and U.S. GDP

    How Wealthy is Your Nation?

    Jul 5, 12 • 424 Views • No Comments

    When someone asks about your wealth, don’t you consider more than your income? A new UN report explains where countries might do the same thing. The report suggests that we focus more on a country’s land and capital assets. By land, they mean......  [read more]

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    Frozen Jeans

    Nov 4, 11 • 480 Views • No Comments

    Being a responsible citizen of the earth might mean freezing your jeans. According to Levi’s, one pair of jeans, from its inception in the cotton field to its demise in the recycling bin, uses over 900 gallons of water. To reduce the climate change......  [read more]