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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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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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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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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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A positive start : revolting Wall St & a Plenitude economy.

I am pleased to see the occupation of Wall st and it’s about time all the people who have been hurt hardest in the USA find a voice and a stage. Especially great against the backdrop of faltering US economic … Continue reading

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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

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