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Drowning in Stuff

October 21, 2015

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Great piece here on The Guardian about Buying Less Crap!  inspiration to keep things simple: The second you open your wallet to buy something, it costs you – and in more ways than you might think. Yes, of course there’s the price tag and the corresponding amount of time it took you to earn that amount […]

Four of My Favorite Non Profits

June 25, 2013

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Number 1 – SEA SHEPHERD http://www.seashepherd.org/ A stand in Navy to defend the Antarctic Whales – and a whole range of other creatures that live in the sea or upon the shore.  These people are falling off the edge of Non-Violent protest, and I think that’s why I love them, interventionist and confrontational is probably […]

The Answers

June 11, 2012

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If you are sick of having the obvious shortcommings of “The System” identified and need some answers then this post is for you.  If the structure of the existing Capitalistic system does not change rapidly with a good deal of the reformist policies noted below then the only other option is violence towards the elite class, even now the guillotine is being sharpened, […]

Financial Shenanigans 101 – the Repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999

February 5, 2012

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I am trying to educate myself in short sharp semi palatable potions on the financial shenanigans of Fatcat bankers.  Consider the Repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act, which many analysts believe should be reinstated in full to prevent the sort of bullshit behavior that lead to the Global Financial Crisis we are all suffering through.  Has the financial […]

The System

January 25, 2012

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As the curtain closes on the first act of the Occupy protests the outcome has been, if nothing else, to open up a lively debate on the merits of the Capitalist system. “The question is not whether capitalism must be reformed. It is how.” Says Time magazine in their article How to Save Capitalism, which […]

A Simple Equation = Solvable Problem

January 19, 2012

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PEAK OIL  POPULATION GROWTH CLIMATE CHANGE SOLVABLE PROBLEM we really all know in our gut that there are some major problems coming the economy runs on oil nearly every single thing in our modern world has been organised around oil the entire built environment airports roads suburbs and trains have all been built with oil […]

The Steady State Economy – Peter Victor via @MotherJones

November 21, 2011

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PETER VICTOR is an economist who has been asking a heretical question: Can the Earth support endless growth? Traditionally, economists have argued that the answer is “yes.” In the 1960s when Victor was earning his various degrees, a steady rise in gross domestic product (GDP)—the combined value of our paid work and the things we […]