Category Archives: Growth

What Makes a Fair Society?

In early May, I received a notification from LinkedIn. What made this work-a-day event unusual is that it’s the first useful thing LinkedIn has come up with since I joined over 5 years ago. A chap called Simon Marriott, a … Continue reading

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Tales untold

I don’t know how many column inches have been given over to the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) disaster but not many told the stories of ordinary people. While the environmental impact is often prominent in oil spill reporting, initially at least, the … Continue reading

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Am I going crazy, or is it the world around me?

Back in July, I worte an article for the Scientists for Global Responsibility newsletter, which was published recently. It was yet another attempt to put into words why the focus on reducing carbon (not that we’re actually doing that!) is not the … Continue reading

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A mountain of gold

Nearly four months, eh? I don’t know why I find it so hard to write but I had time and inclination today, and surprised myself by bashing an article out on West Papua. I’ve been meaning to write something on … Continue reading

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A broken model

I tweeted earlier (@powerdowngirl) about a Jim Puplava interview with Chris Martenson. While listening (about 20 minutes in) on the topic of money system debt, Chris describes the situation in such a way that I felt compelled to transcribe just that bit. I … Continue reading

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Ignoring the signs

Imagine a world like ours (let’s call it Thera), with intelligent life forms, opposable thumbs and extractable fossil fuels. After some time, the top predator developed a complex global society and ran the show for its own ends. Yes, there … Continue reading

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Tax justice?

Well, it’s been a while but I’m back. No, I wasn’t on holiday, although they do say that a change is as good as a rest (they lie!). The change for me was discovering the murky world of tax evasion. … Continue reading

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