Monthly Archives: May 2009

Addicted to consumerism and growth. Humans- the next endangered species

Like a drug addict who has forsaken proper nutrition for energy, the new economy of real estate growthism relies on an immigration fix (and birth incentives to a lesser degree) for energy. So claims Tim Murray in his article ‘population … Continue reading

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An easy fix!

One suggestion. If only it were this simple! There are about 20 million people over 55 in the work force in Australia  – Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations: 1) They MUST retire. … Continue reading

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Sea People

The President of the Maldives tonight described his people as ‘sea people’ They need the sea to survive- just not swamping their homes! Island people have an unbreakable bond with the sea. Indigenous people have an unbreakable bond with the … Continue reading

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A Society of Moral Hazards

Moral Hazard – a term used in economics says that if you bail someone out of a problem then a question is raised about what incentive they have to not do it again. In fact the hazard then becomes an … Continue reading

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Greed and Speed on the Tweed. What cost- human stupidity?

Humans are supposedly different to the rest of animal species because of their ‘free will’ and ability to make decisions. While my dog vehemently disagrees with this premise- he’s more than capable to making his own decisions, and makes no … Continue reading

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Peak Civilisation

Last night Dr Paul Taylor provided a brilliant presentation to residents of the Tweed Valley in northern NSW where he outlined clearly and succinctly, using scientific data, why we need to act now if we are to, in the words … Continue reading

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Bioneers ask- Why are we living off capital- not income or investments

Paul Hawken has dedicated his life to changing the relationship between business and the environment, and between human and living systems in order to create a more just and sustainable world.http://books.google.com.au/books?id=47bSS5RhvgcC&dq=paul+Hawken&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=Hy7MeJe1Cv&sig=8OLyBFEKL1Lym58TC-Y7aGPWC9o&hl=en&ei=358MSrmWBM-IkQWK1YW8BA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3#PPR9,M1     His work on NATURAL CAPITAL builds on … Continue reading

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