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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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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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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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Do as your told

I think this about sums it up doesn’t it? But is that all you are going to do? Is that all you want?

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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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