Posts in category "Global economics"

Keeping it Real on Independence Day

Keeping it Real on Independence Day
It’s the fourth of July, Independence Day. We celebrate free speech. So today I am celebrating my right to differ with the folks who started a petition for Grey’s Anatomy to fire Jesse Williams for exercising his right to speak freely. The celebration is not you can speak freely as long as you don’t piss... Read more »

SOCAPTV - The Intersection of Cannabis and Social Impact Investing

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I had the pleasure of presenting at the SoCap2015 in San Francisco this month. It’s the one place I can talk about social investing and people don’t look at me like I’m speaking Martian. The SoCap is the largest conference of its type. In fact over 2500 investors and entrepreneurs  gathered at Fort Mason on... Read more »

From Saint Peter’s Chair-Climate Reality

From Saint Peter’s Chair-Climate Reality
I’ve been increasingly puzzled by the failure of ALL of us, Democrats, Republicans, Independents to recognize that the debate about climate change is not about scientific debate or belief systems. It’s about dollars and the influence of the fossil fuel industry on Capitol Hill. Who cares about climate reality or our responsibility for the demise... Read more »
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Little Black Pearl School of the Arts at Dyett High School Site

Little Black Pearl School of the Arts at Dyett High School Site
South siders have been exceedingly proud of Little Black Pearl and founder, Monica Haslip for 18 years. Monica started the school out of her own home on Drexel Avenue. Through hard work and an abiding love for the children of our community, to quote Monica, No gift is as precious as the potential of a... Read more »

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the US Really Owes Black America

40 Acres and a Mule Would Be at Least $6.4 Trillion Today—What the US Really Owes Black America
Just One Reason I am Supporting 40AcrePharm A few months ago I received an email from a young man in New York. This is an excerpt from that communication.  I graduated from Amherst College with a Major in Economics and Chinese. I’ve worked for UBS in NYC and Switzerland as well as the London Stock... Read more »

Cannabis Illinois:You Got to Know When to Fold

Cannabis Illinois:You Got to Know When to Fold
You just have to know when to fold. Well readers we just folded our hand in the game of applying for a cannabis cultivation license. Most potential backers out there want to wait until you have a license to put money on the table. The few resources we found dried up at the last minute.... Read more »
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Hail Mary Pass for the Cannabis Underdogs

Hail Mary Pass for the Cannabis Underdogs
In response to my reader Greg Schroeder. Greg said that the amount of money needed to have a shot at the cannabis business is ridiculous. Yes Greg, it is. It’s definitely skewed to the plutocrats out there. That was one of the reasons that the bonus points were added for minority participation. ha ha. Too... Read more »

"Green Rush" Cannabis Could be Social Enterprise Gold

This Labor Day week my husband and co-founder of our not for profit, Bronzeville Urban Development and his trusty sidekick me, are out in San Francisco to raise awareness and hopefully money. The awareness is the possibility of using medical cannabis cultivation and dispensing as a social enterprise; raising funds to do just that is... Read more »

Message to Big Pharma: Have a toke and a smile and shut the “f” up

Message to Big Pharma: Have a toke and a smile and shut the “f” up
Years ago Richard Pryor had this joke in which someone was talking to him and he really didn’t want to hear it. His reply was “have a coke and a smile and shut the f—-k up. I thought what a great tee shirt this would make. Have a toke and a smile and shut the... Read more »
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Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick

Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick
If you haven’t heard of worker cooperatives, you’re in the company of a lot of people. If you talk about this corporate structure at some cocktail parties, you might be labeled a socialist. Fear not what others might call you. At least you will not have to feel sorry for yourself for being called a... Read more »