Tag Archives: freedom

Who knows best?

The more ‘correct’ a country tries to be – and the more laws it passes to micromanage the minutia of it’s citizens’ behaviour – the less tolerant it becomes. The list of things that are ‘illegal’ now is growing at … Continue reading

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Human nature – born selfish or capable of more?

The question of human nature is a central one I think. It underpins the question : are we capable of having a better world than the one we have, or are any alternatives doomed to descending into chaotic/oppressive amplifications of … Continue reading

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When the Arab Spring has sprung

When religious political parties are democratically elected to power, it’s ok.. isn’t it? What exactly is wrong with religious and/or fundamentalist governments if they are democratically elected? Many in the west think of it as an automatically bad thing to … Continue reading

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It’s the buying not the breeding..

Forget population, focus on consumerism. It’s what we’re doing, not how many of us are doing it that’s the real problem. George Monbiot’s article  (Population is just a sidekick to the real big baddie – consumption) – upon which I … Continue reading

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The global financial system isn’t broken, it’s capitalism working just fine

[Here is a response I posted on the Guardian website in response to this article. If you have read that and followed the link here, please read further down for more.] You can’t fix our global financial & monetary system, … Continue reading

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Human nature, the economy & our hope of a better future

This is a big post for a big topic, but bear with me – it’s worth it. It’s the perennial question “what is human nature?” Are we able to live together peacefully and in harmony with each other and the … Continue reading

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Nothing to see here.. right?

If you really think about it, the vast majority of harm that is done in the world is done for the sake of money. Money is wealth is influence is status is agency is freedom is power. Given the fact … Continue reading

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Work and careers in a world without money

Imagine yourself in a world without money. No rushing to get to some rat race job that doesn’t ultimately satisfy you. No reason to undertake years of slogging away, toiling at things that don’t interest you – just to earn … Continue reading

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Ideas of control

My initial thoughts on a resource based economy, the Zeitgeist Movement &  Venus Project. I have just spent a few hours looking at videos of Peter Joseph, the Zeitgeist Movement and the Venus Project and it has sparked some thoughts.. … Continue reading

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Is this ‘our’ world?

We talk about ‘our world’ (I even use this expression a bit) but thinking about it. In what way is it ours? It is the world we live in, yes. But saying it is ours is subtle linguistic act of … Continue reading

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