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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 11/10 – Debt Ceiling Will Be Set To Record High, Social Media Increases Depression and Loneliness

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8:14 PM

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    • Debt ceiling will be set to record high of $22 trillion, fund government to just summer
    • China’s Central Bank Ready to Tackle ‘Profound’ Economic Changes
    • Million-dollar homes: The number surges as home prices rise. Many are in California
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    • The West is Failing Julian Assange
    • USA Has Become Oligarchy
    • Almost Half of Big U.S. Banks Are Failing to Satisfy Fed Supervisors
    • Towards 5G communication systems: Are there health implications?
    • Social media use increases depression and loneliness, study finds
    • Punishment isn’t about the common good: it’s about spite
    • Camp Fire is most destructive wildfire in California history: 9 dead, 6,713 structures incinerated
    • Glut of cranberries in Wisconsin means 25% of crop could be discarded

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  • Podcast

    Indigenous: Sourcing Our Clothing Sustainably

    Consider Fair Trade standards when buying your next shirt
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 7:16 PM

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    When you buy a piece of clothing, how much thought do you give to how it was made?

    Few shoppers do. But they should. In many respects, where our clothes comes from is nearly as important as where our food comes from.

    The recent tragedy in Bangladesh, where over 1,000 sweatshop workers died in a building collapse, provides a stark reminder of this. 

    In this podcast, I talk with retail entrepreneurs Scott Leonard and Matt Reynolds, co-founders of Indigenous Designs, to get a better understanding of the notoriety the textile industry has earned (much of it well-deserved) and learn about new business models that promise to transform it for the better.

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