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Rebecca Fletcher

in Edmonton

More Than Minimum

PRESENTED ON SEP 29, 2016
IN EDMONTON @ VOL 26

“The other good thing about raising people’s income is that the lowest income people are the most likely to spend their income in the community. It boosts the community.” 

Rebecca Fletcher explains why rethinking how we pay our workforce is vital to creating a just society, and why offering a living wage is good for everyone, from businesses to workers to consumers.

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From Billboards to Changed Lives

BY JEFF SHINABARGER
@ VOL 20 ON OCT 04, 2013

Many of the refugees fleeing from their countries to America have been sent to Clarksville, Georgia. Speaking no English, they have a difficult time finding work. Jeff Shinabarger created jobs for them out of what other people thought of as just trash - old billboards. They turn these billboards into things like wallets, bags, and pillows.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 26, 2014.

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Behavioural Economics

BY TANYA BASS
@ VOL 28 ON JAN 21, 2014

How can behavioural economics be used for social good? Tanya Bass believes in behavioural economics as an intersection between psychology and economics, and examines how everyday people make everyday decisions. She discusses how researchers and governments around the world have been using behavioural economics to re-design the environment to facilitate positive decision making. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 30, 2014. 

 

 

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From fear to infinity, the evolution of a new economics

BY CLIFF STEVENSON
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Motivated by personal and professional experiences as an economist and artist, Cliff Stevenson proposes a new economic model - informed not by scarity and fear, but by infinity.

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The Myth of the Culture of Poverty

BY DAN JURMAN
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 17, 2015

People often talk about a “culture of poverty” as if there are different drivers of behavior at lower socio-economic levels.  Launched by a personal story of his three year old son which inspired him to think differently, Dan Jurman uses pictures to try to show that there is no culture of poverty, just human psychology driving behavior across socio-economic boundaries.

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Playtime

BY ESTEBAN REYES
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 03, 2016

"Tiempo de Juego" is a non-profit entity that seeks to foster the adequate use of free time among children and youth in the most vulnerable areas of Colombia. The foundation seeks to distance children from the social ills that surround them and educate them through strategies such as sports and cultural activities. Esteban Reyes opened the night with a powerful and very inspiring presentation of their work.

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A Living Economies Mind Feast: Moving Out of Insane Economics

BY GEN DE SPA
@ VOL 30 ON MAR 15, 2017

Gen de Spa talks about living economies as an educational network promoting systems of exchange that foster community wellbeing. She shares the importance of strengthening and helping sustain regional economies by promoting interest-free means of exchange - currencies based on and respecting the living systems of our planet - to complement money in local communities. 

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Life Design: Mentoring to end social poverty

BY ANDREW DELLIS
@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Andrew Dellis thinks of social change as something people want to do with their time, like getting fit, or having a great holiday. He left academia and found in mentoring a way to massively disrupt how we do social change. Would you donate an hour a week to end social poverty?

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Change from Within - The Power of Intrapreneurship

BY GIB BULLOCH
@ VOL 15 ON NOV 30, 2017

Today, over half of the largest economies in the world are global businesses - controlled by the few, while impacting the many. Business has the power to change the world. Gib Bulloch asks: what if we, as individuals, had the power to change the world of business?

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Baking In Goodness

BY J A GINSBURG
@ VOL 48 ON DEC 12, 2018

Janet Ginsburg is a silo-skipper. It took years to admit and even longer to realize this was a rare, good and useful thing to be. She admires those who seem to know exactly what they want to do with their lives, but is more than content to flit about with a glorious lack of discipline across an array of broad interests.