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costs of unabated climate change…

By |2018-02-28T16:54:34+00:00April 28th, 2016|Climate Change, Economic|

     Economists often cast themselves as the rational arbiters in the middle of the debate. Our air is worse now that it was during the Stone Age, but life expectancy is a lot higher, too. Sea levels are rising, threatening hundreds of millions of lives and livelihoods, but societies have moved cities before. Getting [...]

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yet another enclosure…

By |2018-02-12T16:27:14+00:00January 9th, 2016|Climate Change, Economic, Materialism, Money|

“With deregulation, privatisation, free trade, what we're seeing is yet another enclosure and, if you like, private taking of the commons. One of the things I find very interesting in our current debates is this concept of who creates wealth. That wealth is only created when it's owned privately. What would you call clean water, [...]

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powerful new philosophy…

By |2018-08-08T00:51:01+00:00March 9th, 2015|Economic, Humanity, Political|

Humanity is now directing its gaze beyond the present in search of a powerful new philosophy. People are looking for something that will satisfy the spiritual emptiness they feel, something that will revive their weary, battered lives and fill them once again with hope and vigor. They recognize that something is wrong with the present [...]

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reminder of nothing…

By |2017-07-21T02:56:04+00:00January 3rd, 2011|Authority, Culture, Economic, Human Rights, Humanity, Materialism|

"The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other.  It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich.  Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied... but written off as trash.  The twentieth-century consumer economy [...]

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propaganda is psychological…

By |2017-07-17T00:40:15+00:00December 23rd, 2010|Authority, Economic, Education, Environment, Human Rights, Militarism, Political, War|

“The current state of the news media is partially to blame for the public’s general lack of information vital for responsible citizenship in a democracy. The news media has become an aspect of show business, offering merely infotainment. It has evolved into an entity that tends to function as a public relations agency for wealthy [...]

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oligarchy spares no pains…

By |2017-07-17T00:57:41+00:00August 13th, 2010|Authority, Culture, Economic, Human Rights, Humanity, Life, Materialism, Money, Society|

“The American oligarchy spares no pains in promoting the belief that it does not exist, but the success of its disappearing act depends on equally strenuous efforts on the part of an American public anxious to believe in egalitarian fictions and unwilling to see what is hidden in plain sight.” — Michael Lind, To Have [...]

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