Baby Boomers – The Most Selfish Generation “The Greatest Generation” is a term coined by journalist Tom Brokaw to describe the men and women who served or supported the United States during World War II. Their willingness to personally sacrifice for the greater societal good was highlighted in Brokaw’s 1998 book of that same name. […]
“The U.S. government has a technology, called a printing press (or, today, its electronic equivalent), that allows it to produce as many U.S. dollars as it wishes at essentially no cost…We conclude that under a paper-money system, a determined government can always generate higher spending and hence positive inflation.” Ben Bernanke Well, apparently that’s what […]
The boycott of research into alternative energy seeking to put an end to our reliance on fossil fuels takes many forms. Those who benefit most from the fossil fuel market actively lobby politicians around the globe to stop the research in its tracks. Suppression of new technologies over the years has taken many forms: acquisition […]
Pussy Riot have managed to attract international support. The international condemnation of blatant Russian oppression of free speech is right. But let’s not forget other artists, journalists and activists around the world who have all been denied their right to free speech and expression!
Climate change denial is old news. So is the fact that large corporations lobby governments around the world to avoid regulation of their sector or to impose laws that would favour their business. So it’s not surprising to find out the extent to which large corporations have been actively impeding progress in alternative energy research, […]
Skunk Works. Innovation Lab. Incubator. New Ventures Group. These are just some of the names companies have used over the years when they set up teams to generate new ideas or incubate new businesses outside the shackles of the day-to-day demands. When these efforts work, the results can be spectacular.
It would mean simpler compliance, less cheating, and a lighter carbon footprint. It would even be an offshore-resistant job creator.
This week’s Working it Out question was, “What one change would you make to our taxation system?” Readers’ most frequent ideas were versions of “soak the rich.” For example…
A leaked fragment from the book stated that “the British are among the worst idlers in the world. [They] work among the lowest hours, retire early and [have low] productivity. Whereas Indian children aspire to be doctors or businessmen, the British are more interested in football and pop music.”
The ideas and the vision of futurist and renaissance authority Jacque Fresco are inspiring. He identifies the divisive monetary system, the obsolete nation-state structure, incompetent “experts” and conformist thinking as the roots of nearly all of the problems, conflicts and social ills that our…
Islam is constantly attacked. Muslims must learn to ignore productions similar to ‘Innocence of Muslims’ and retort with peaceful protests and demonstrations. The attitude should be ‘well, so fucking what?’ After reading about the film Innocence of Muslims, and as a Muslim myself, my only reaction to the very film itself was ‘well, so fucking […]