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Roughly half of global aid—is “phantom aid”

Many in the first world imagine the amount of money spent on aid to developing countries is massive.

In fact, it amounts to only 0.3% of GNP of the industrialized nations. 1,488 more words

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Wasting North Sea Oil and Buying Votes

In the same news bulletin that told that oil has been discovered in economically viable quantities in the Weald, which stretches from Kent to Surrey, I heard that the Scottish National party complain that the wealth from  North Sea Oil had been wasted by Westminster Governments. 214 more words

Climate Change

Democracy is clearly suffering from serious structural problems.

Welcome to a world where the bottom line trumps the common good and government takes a back seat to big business.

I have addressed this subject before. 1,729 more words

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Some thoughts on the developing world and the environment

Compared to other animals humans have what one might consider to  be more robust lives, but the comparison is conceptually flawed because of our differing capacities. 392 more words

Why would a cow eat corn?!?

Economy-of-size is a significant driving force in the food industry. One would be forgiven for presuming that this would be a positive influence as it is typically accompanied by innovation. 972 more words

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The myth of the 1% and the 99%

Michael Kazin, co-editor of the left-wing magazine Dissent, posed a simple question in a recent article: If wealth and income inequality levels are as bad as they are portrayed in popular media, “ 709 more words


Why some Americans don't have the 'right-to-work'

The United Nations Human Rights Charter sets out some pretty compelling standards when it comes to how we should treat each other. Interestingly, I read this list and find several entries a little at risk when observing America from the outside. 906 more words