Tag Archives: idealism

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

Posted in Philosophical, World without money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Philosophical, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Politics, World without money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The main differences between Economies and Tigers

Tigers are strikingly beautiful animals that have arisen as as result of millions of years of evolution. Tigers fulfil a natural and vital role in their natural ecosystems – constributing to biodiversity and this play a part in sustaining life … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Philosophical | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ending poverty

Efforts to lift people out of poverty and the worst kinds of harship on the planet are entirely noble and should be supported more. Education, empowerment and helping people to become self sufficient is important and valuable – I would … Continue reading

Posted in World without money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Philosophical, World without money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Environment, World without money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Environment, Philosophical, World without money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Imagine, I dare you..

Ask yourself.. What’s the best world we can imagine? What really stands in the way of building it? Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done..  Defy those that seek to limit you. Dream up all the ways that … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophical | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What we want

What do we want from life, really? While the answer will invariably differ depending on who you ask, I think it’s fair to draw some common ground around certain things. We want to protect our health and that of our … Continue reading

Posted in World without money | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment