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Featured Article filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | 2 Comments | Updated on Jun 20, 2013

The One Thing Obama’s Climate Policy Can’t Leave Out

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/obamas-climate-policy/

When President Obama unveils his climate policy proposal in the coming days, he should focus on the one key element of successful climate and energy policy.  It’s not about utilities or incentives or numbers, it’s about ownership. Climate-protecting energy policy succeeds when communities can keep their energy dollars local by directly owning and profiting from… Continue reading

Article filed under Independent Business | Written by Stacy Mitchell | No Comments | Updated on Jan 28, 2005

Danish Pension Funds Drop Wal-Mart Stock

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/danish-pension-funds-drop-walmart-stock/

The Danish Confederation of Trade Unions (Landsorganisationen or LO) has announced that all of its pension funds will sell their shares of Wal-Mart stock in opposition to the "Walmartization" of wages and working conditions worldwide. "As the company has such a bad reputation, and a directly anti-human corporate philosophy, we see no other alternative than to disqualify Wal-Mart as an object for ethically responsible investment," said Svend Sorensen, president of one LO-affiliated pension fund. Continue reading

Article filed under The Public Good | Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Aug 8, 2003

There’s Something To The State Of Denmark

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at http://ilsr.org/theres-something-to-the-state-of-denmark/

There’s Something To The State Of Denmark by David Morris Originally published on TomPaine.com, August 8, 2003 “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.” In the United States, such a statement elicits gales of laughter. Even in my home state of Minnesota, a state with a well-deserved liberal reputation, the belief that government… Continue reading