Category Archives: politics

The Creation of the “Other” (and thoughts on war and violence)

Hate, conflict, hostility and war… where does it all come from? I can’t help but read the headlines in all the news about North Korea and their nuclear threats–y’know, war propoganda and rhetoric. So where does all of this come … Continue reading

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How is the Stock Market so Important?

I’ve been spending the last few days wrestling with the abstract concepts around the stock market. Fear and greed seem to be the most influencing emotions in this gambling game for more. It’s truly baffling how the most affluent (and … Continue reading

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Do You Want Politicians to be Managers or Leaders?

Currently political decisions tend to be based around managing things to remain as they are – steady, practical, preventing any kind of radical change. It is the management system of society, keeping things constant and benefiting those who have money … Continue reading

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Gross National Happiness (GNH)

Almost every country in the world is a bit obsessed with a thing called GDP or Gross Domestic Product. Why? I’ll discuss GDP and an alternative measurement system, Gross National Happiness (GNH). What is GDP? GDP is an indicator, or … Continue reading

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What does the “Fiscal Cliff” really mean?

Politics, politics. I hate it, although I used to love it. I used to have a lot of hope for politics. It seemed like the best way to truly “make a difference” in the world. I mean, how better to … Continue reading

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