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Letter from the future

Welcome to 2030: I own my own home, enjoy my privacy, the banksters are in jail and life is only getting better

Welcome to my home, we have just started a new decade. I own this property, my books, my clothes and a small number of personal possessions but the appliances in my home and the car that I use are communally owned as part of the circular economy.… Read the rest

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War is a racket and all wars are bankers’ wars.

Southeast Asia, since the end of WWII, provides us with numerous examples of the negative externalities of the arms trade and warfare. The former Laotian capital of Luang Prabang is a wonderful city of great beauty and charm, but much of the surrounding countryside is scattered with unexploded ordnance (UXO).… Read the rest

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CBDCs, authoritarianism and the nature of money

In 2021 British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, announced plans to create a UK Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDCs), which would be a new form of ‘money’, that would allow for aspects of the Chinese Communist Party’s Social Credit System to be implemented in the UK.… Read the rest

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Why the Five Capitals Framework is key to understanding what is wrong with capitalism and simultaneously a fundamental aspect of socio-economic paradigm change

The Coronavirus pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the necessity of a paradigm change of socio-economic and political systems as an alternative to “the new normal” of continued massive wealth inequality, environmental degradation, ‘morally justified’ regime change wars and an open-ended ‘social distancing’ policy.… Read the rest

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Would you like your shit sandwich with butter or mayo? The choice between Trump and Biden.

I’m not an American citizen so I get no say in the matter of who becomes the next American president, but if I did I’d either vote for one of the 1,214 independent candidates or I’d spoil my ballot paper. To put it simply a choice between Trump and Biden is like a choice between a shit sandwich with butter and a shit sandwich with mayonnaise, but whichever way you look at it, it’s still a shit sandwich.… Read the rest