One reason to invest in “evil” companies is to help change them.
It’s been six months since a veritable coup was staged in the Exxon Mobil board room. Three new directors that were seated over objections of company leaders are committed to addressing climate change as a business risk for a company that’s all about oil. This is a big deal, and highlights the power that shareholdersContinue reading “Real money magic: investing in evil”
The miasma which leads a sizable majority of Americans not to bother to vote is the idea, “my vote doesn’t matter.” I know better: I saw a local race decided by one vote, and the loser didn’t vote for himself. My vote matters. Received yesterday: this sigil, which I then empowered to pull that cloudContinue reading “Real money magic: my vote matters, your vote matters.”
In a fascinating post that examines the impact of free events on the economic viability of the Pagan community, Sable Aradia uses the tongue-in-cheek subheading of, “Pagans are . . . Thrifty” to drive home a point about one of the ways we struggle with financial issues. What she means is that we’re cheap. WhileContinue reading “Real money magic: thrift”
Respect is one of those values which often feels lacking in our society. There is too little respect for human life, and there’s also not enough for the non-human lives lost due to human needs. Respect for the environment — whether untouched wilderness, urban streetscape, or anything in between — also frequently falls short ofContinue reading “Real money magic: respect”