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Category Archives: Ethics
Why bankers are not prosecuted and the poor are
Currently reading Matt Taibbi’s book “The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap” which is yet another important piece of writing from this US journalist and author. Basically he’s exploring why not a single banker went to … Continue reading
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Psychopathic Cultures and Toxic Empires
Will Black’s brilliant book Psychopathic Cultures and Toxic Empires is absolutely essential reading if you want to stop being shocked every day some Establishment figure or powerful organization does something disgusting. Of course they do terrible things – they are psychopaths. … Continue reading
Posted in Ethics, Philosophy, Politics Tagged Blair, independent Scotland, Jim Murphy, Jimmy Savile, neocon, psychopath 1 Comment
The DIY Austerity Experiment You Can Do!
During economic recession should a country increase spending or impose austerity? So who is right in all this? Economists have been fighting over this for centuries and still we have no answer. Surely it must be simple? Do we get … Continue reading
Our Society is Run by Junkies (and don’t kid yourself)
Is society increasingly dominated by people who are for all intents and purposes junkies? Look at the evidence. How do our business leaders and our politicians behave? From a review of the 1992 book When Society Becomes an Addict by Anne Wilson Schaef: Many politicians behave … Continue reading
Posted in Economics, Ethics, Philosophy, Politics, United Kingdom Tagged alpha, ayn rand, Business, entrepreneur, neocon, Neoconservative, Neoliberal, self-improvement, welfare 3 Comments
How did Overhead become more Important than Work?
As a modern society we decide that there is a minimum standard of living and facilities that we are prepared to tolerate. If we had not desired this then we’d all still be living in caves and chasing our food … Continue reading
Posted in Business, Economics, Ethics, Philosophy, Politics, Poverty, Technology Tagged Business, economics, freedom, Neoliberal, politics, poverty, welfare 1 Comment
Holistic Politics vs That’s what you are, what am I?
Increasingly I despair when looking at politics. The average politician these days is a simpleton bully, the kind of moron you had at school who would keep yelling the same line over and over again until everyone else was battered … Continue reading
Posted in Economics, Ethics, Independence, Poverty, United Kingdom Tagged Environment, equality, freedom, independent Scotland, politics, poverty, scottish independence, UK, welfare, workers rights Leave a comment
Poll Tax Arrears Threat – Pure Evil
What can you honestly say about the plans of various Scottish councils to chase 25 year old poll tax arrears based on voter registrations from the Scottish independence referendum? Think about what this means? Why would they do this after … Continue reading
Posted in Ethics, Independence, Politics, Poverty, Project Fear, United Kingdom Tagged freedom, independent Scotland, politics, poll tax, poverty, welfare Leave a comment
The Elite Will Destroy Themselves (and take the rest of us with them)
There was a feature length documentary a couple of years back that provided me with one of those paradigm shift things that self-improvement gurus are apt to talk about. The film was called “Surviving Progress“. The premise was that there … Continue reading
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It’s not a Referendum, it’s a Revolution
“It’s not a Referendum, it’s a Revolution,” says Mark McGowan, the Artist Taxi Driver in one of his incredibly loud and passionate YouTube monologues. And he is completely correct. To think this question of whether Scotland should be independent or not … Continue reading
Posted in Business, Economics, Ethics, Independence, Politics, Poverty, United Kingdom Tagged Artist Taxi Driver, empire, Environment, equality, freedom, Neoliberal, poverty, Scotland, scottish independence, xenophobia Leave a comment
Why can’t you plebs just behave?
Why can’t you plebs just behave? This must surely be the line of thought of the politicians and business leaders throughout the world. If everyone would just quietly toe the line there would be no need for trouble. Why can’t … Continue reading
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