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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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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