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Four of My Favorite Non Profits

June 25, 2013


Number 1 – SEA SHEPHERD 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 […]

On Objects and Branding

May 11, 2013


It has been a while since the last post, but here is a thought that needs to be recorded in the cloud by Kevin McCloud (the presenter of “Grand Designs”) on “Objects”  When someone gives you or sells you an object they have made [personally], like a pot, or a chair, or a building, there is […]

The Six Headwinds to Growth in the USA

October 20, 2012


The world is going to look completely different in the coming years as our economic growth based model shifts down by a couple of gears.  Here is a wonderfully written piece from Robert J Gordon: “Is US economic growth over? Faltering innovation confronts the six headwinds“. Get ready for GDP of <1% as the United States (and the […]

The Answers

June 11, 2012


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, […]

Race to the Bottom

March 23, 2012


One intrinsic problem with our competitive profit driven system:  It is a “race to the bottom”. The question that must be asked by the Capitalist is, “how hard can I drive my workers?”, “How much of their life force can I squeeze out of them?”… For the maximum output of labor power. It’s not always that the […]

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

February 5, 2012


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


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 […]