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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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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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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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The illusions of our democracy

I know we’re not supposed to be thinking about this stuff.. It’s not allowed.. but here goes. Does democracy give us real freedom of choice, or just the appearance of it? I’m fascinated at the moment with the question of … 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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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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