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To What Extent Is the Growing Volume of Capital a Risk to Humanity?

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Touch the Soil News #784 (Feature photo – Katrina Tuliao – CC SA 2.0)) The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance recently updated its numbers on the volume of capital (dollars) invested in projects they claim are worthy of “sustainable” classification. That amount of capital (dollars) in this sustainable category – worldwide – is a staggering $22.9 trillion. The report contends that this $22.9 trillion represents 26.3 percent of the world’s total investments. From this measurement, we can extrapolate that the world’s investors (sustainable and not sustainable) have $87 trillion invested into the global economy. Through our own investigation, we believe that the $87 trillion is far understated. Bloomberg Business reported earlier…

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Free Market Dangers to Food

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Touch the Soil News #691 (Photo- Senzeni Zokwana – South African Minister of Agriculture faces huge challenges – CC SA 4.0)) While public discussions are infrequent, the issue of whether or not the realm of food should be removed from free markets and competition is not new. The issue goes deeper than just the free-market concept. All economic efforts – be they individual or business – must first be translated into dollars. Somewhere along the path where free-market concepts and the financial sector intertwine, things can go awry. They can go awry, because neither the free market nor financial world knows how to react to real world issues such as…

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