Big Financial Institutions Committing Moral Acts? What’s This World Coming To?!

Commerzbank stops speculating on basic food prices

Germany’s second-biggest lender, Commerzbank, says it will no longer participate in market speculation on basic food prices. The move came in response to international studies claiming that such speculation had played no small role in artificially pushing up food prices, contributing to widespread hunger in many parts of the world.

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Scientific Evidence That Cynicism Is a Faith-Based Delusion

Biological research increasingly debunks the view of humanity as competitive, aggressive and brutish.

Until just 12 years ago, the common view among scientists was that humans were “nasty” at the core but had developed a veneer of morality — albeit a thin one, de Waal told scientists and journalists from some 50 countries.

But human children — and most higher animals — are “moral” in a scientific sense, because they need to cooperate with each other to reproduce and pass on their genes, he said.