Category: Financial

What can we do in the face of such evil?

The situation in Iraq is just grotesque. Thousands trapped by a murderous cult, Islamic State, on the side of a barren mountain side with little food and water. Women and children killed, people crucified. All this happening in the glare of the worlds media.

Five Talents – help them to raise money for some of the poorest in the world

Five talents microfinance organisation

Five Talents is a great microfinance organisation that Springfield supports. It provides small affordable loans to people who can’t otherwise access credit in some of the poorest parts of the world enabling them to start small sustainable businesses.

Alternative Occupy protests……

There are a number of witty alternative protests (or even skits on the protests) that were tweeted by benmiz to do with the protests against the financial world. Well worth seeing!Especially loved the Occupy Sesame street pics. H/t to benmiz for the tip off

Fun graphic comparing US states to Countries

There is  a fun graphic over on the economist website which compares US state GDP (Gross Domestic Product) or population. It’s long been known for instance that California is one of the biggest economies in the world (and would rank around 8 in the world list between Italy and Brazil). You can see it properly

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