Jaywalking

Jaywalking: How the Car Industry Criminalized Pedestrians

Jaywalking is a crime most of us know first-hand. After all, we know that this reckless behavior is dangerous and puts us at risk getting hit by a car. Little do we know that roughly over a century ago, cars were not common and the street was a pedestrian domain. This is the story of how the automobile industry criminalized pedestrians and banished them from the streets.
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elephant poaching

Is China Secretly Poaching Elephants in Africa?

Let’s talk about elephant poaching in Africa. First of all, there is not a single African country where you won’t find a footprint of China. Over the last two decades, China has been expanding its territory to Africa in small but sure steps. In the past, Africa would have easily pass as a United States or European Union playground. For instance, the USA has had several army bases in Africa which ‘collaborate’ with local armies to fight terrorists or restore order in times of war. One of the largest is Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti which oversees the Horn of Africa. Likewise, the EU has been a major trade partner.
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EthicAd an ethical fair trade ad network for online advertising.

EthicAd: A Fair Trade Ethical Ad Network for Online Advertising

Saving the planet is not a task fulfilled in a day. Many companies and businesses are starting to refocus to work ethically, and it is about time that we apply the principles of fair trade to more industries. One of those early pioneers is EthicAd, an ad network that tries to bring ethical principles to online advertising.
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Soda tax

Soda Tax Repeals: Why Don’t They Work?

After just a few months of being approved, the Cook County Illinois Soda Tax has been repealed, with a 15-1 vote that will take effect as soon as Dec. 1. So in the end, who wins? Well, soda companies, knowing that their hard work lobbying in Congress ensured that their delicious beverages stay at a price that keeps it available for everyone.

This is not even the first soda tax to come out this year. But maybe when most people cried foul over a tax on their favorite soda, it was for a good reason?
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