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What are you waiting for?

      “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn’t exist” – Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (originally by Baudelaire). Similarly, we are all seemingly under the illusion that the solutions to all … 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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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 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

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Climate sanity losing cabin pressure

I read every few days about some climate change carbon deal, legislation to curb unsustainable resource consumption or inter governmental panel on the environment grinding to a halt – or falling over, or being patched together into some weak and … 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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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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Who’s in charge of thinking long term?

The “The Constitution of the Iroquois Nations: The Great Binding Law” holds that decisions should be made with forethought and consideration of how they will benefit the seventh generation into the future. This was a philosophy that stood many a … Continue reading

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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

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How to be rich

We all want to be rich don’t we? ..but we can’t all be rich. There’s not enough money to go around. Besides, if everyone was rich then no one would be..
So under this system, someone has to lose if someone … Continue reading

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