FAQ

  1. Can I place advertising on your site?
    Probably not. Because we write critically about consumerism, advertising would be a little hypocritical. I say probably because we may place adverts that are relevant or are causes we support. Please see this post for more details.
  2. Will you run a competition on the site?
    Yes, we’re happy to give things away to our readers. Most of our readers are from the UK (26% from the US, apparently), so the offer can’t be US-exclusive.
  3. Can I send review material?
    Yes, we’re always happy to spread the word about good stuff. We review a lot of books, topical films and documentaries, and exhibitions and conferences about sustainability, consumerism, the environment, and corporate responsibility.
  4. Will you come and speak at my church/school/conference?
    We’d love to, if you can give us plenty of notice and cover our costs. We haven’t got a slick presentation or anything, not yet anyway, but we can help you and your community to think through some important questions.
  5. Can I reproduce articles from the site?
    All our articles are published under a Creative Commons license, which means that if you want to reproduce content on your website or reprint it in a magazine, you are welcome to do so. Just credit us and link back. If it’s for print, please let us know so we can keep a record.
  6. Are you socialists?
    No, we have no political affiliation. We need good ideas from everywhere right now, and it’s about time we got over the old right/left division.
  7. How do I get in touch?
    Please direct all enquiries to jeremy {at} makewealthhistory.org and I’ll get straight back to you.
  8. Do you hate rich people?
    No, there will always be rich and poor, and it’s right to reward excellence and innovation. Wealth can also be a huge power for good, when coupled with generosity. When wealth is made at someone else’s expense however, we have a problem. And unfortunately, much of ours is. Our consumer lifestyles depend on all kinds of systemic injustices, from sweatshop labour and unfair trade laws to the effects of climate change on the developing world. This isn’t any one person’s fault, but we all benefit from these injustices and we’re all responsible for fixing them.

4 Comments on “FAQ”

  1. Arlingtoncountyfair.org December 22, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

    Make Wealth History | FAQ, appears to be a good name to give
    this blog post. Where can I actually learn even more with
    regards to this?

  2. dichasium December 22, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    Re.No.8 ‘we all benefit from these injustices’. I know what you mean, of course, but the sentences disturbs me, because our hearts know that we cannot truly benefit from injustice to one another. I wish it could be said differently. I can think of a couple of options but it’s not mine to change.

    • Jeremy December 23, 2012 at 10:11 am #

      I’m afraid I disagree, sadly. If we didn’t benefit from injustice, why would anyone let it happen? We can’t deny that as a culture, we’ve benefited enormously from huge injustices – think of the wealth that was created through the slave trade, for example. That doesn’t legitimise it however. Injustice is always wrong, and we should never be complacent about ending it.

  3. dichasium December 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Oh dear Jeremy, I’m sorry. I’ve failed to express my proper meaning. I did say that I know what you mean, even adding ‘of course’. Then I said our hearts know that we cannot ‘truly’ benefit. It’s my way of speaking spiritually. So, of course, as said, I agree with what you have said, so we are not at odds there, and your explanation is not necessary. For my part, I mean that humanity does not benefit from man’s inhumanity to man. It is false to think we benefit, in that our desired ‘gain’ is really our loss, but we constantly fail to appreciate it. So, the statement causes me pain. Sorry, I’ll keep such opinions to myself in future, or do better at expressing myself.

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