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iPhone 6 - Consumerism Encapsulated

It bends in your pocket, takes chunks out of your hair and, on the side, is a neat emblem for a lot that’s wrong with our economic system, and our way of life – it’s the iPhone. 1,402 more words


Crises in science and technology policy and the rise of anti-consumerism

I have been at a conference last week hosted by OECD on Improving Risk Regulation. Several themes and several areas of regulation were tackled. An interesting message I took home was that it is vital for policy-makers to identify, timely and appropriately, a crisis. 530 more words

Science, Technology & Society

Protect what matters

There are a lot of things in life that I wouldn’t mind owning. I’m a collector by nature. I like to HAVE a lot of things, even frivolous things, like cross-stitch Art with sayings from my favourite television shows and bell jars with tiny plastic deer inside.  484 more words


Consumerism and Planned Obsolescence

In honor of the new iPhone, I have been thinking over the overwhelming annoyance that is consumerism. There is a hysteria over this new phone. There always is. 948 more words

Chaya! Why isn't EVERYONE growing this?

The easiest plant in the garden.  Bugs don’t bother it.  Propagation is as easy as breaking a piece off and sticking in the ground.  It’s super high in nutrients.   225 more words