Category Archives: Business

Who is winning the war in Ukraine?

by Dr Bob Rich It is not Russia. It is not Ukraine. It is what Eisenhower called the military-industrial complex. In my childhood, my grandmother was the source of all wisdom. One of her sayings was “Every fight starts by … Continue reading

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The greatest weapon in the green warrior’s arsenal

tl;dr: Just Say No. From birth to puberty, a hamster doubles its weight each week. If it didn’t stop when mature, as animals do, and continued to double on its first birthday, we would be staring at a nine billion … Continue reading

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A unique opportunity (time-limited offer!)

Do you want the domain name a-unique-opportunity.com? (Free to a good home!) Continue reading

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It’s a mistake to anthropomorphise machines

(AKA ‘Feedback for NatWest: a rant’) I read in a book somewhere, long ago, that ‘computers were going to make our lives easier’. I realize now that the ‘our’ in that promise didn’t include folks like me; it was addressed … Continue reading

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Planned obsolescence: conspiracy fact, not conspiracy theory

One of my very earliest wibblettes, back in 2007, was a simple rant about the very topic that ‘Veritasium’ expounds here. I’ve touched on the subject several times since (for instance in 2011, when I asked the question “Hey, clever … Continue reading

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Even the pessimists got it wrong, revisited

The perception, the ‘ideal’ and… the reality. If democracy had teeth, the 1% would be quaking in their boots instead of laughing all the way to the bank. Eight years ago, almost to the day, I reblogged a post by … Continue reading

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Bank of England: stop funding the climate crisis!

tl;dr: Here are the links to the petitions by Positive Money, 350.org and SumOfUs; please pick just one and add your name before 24Feb2021. These three organisations are running the same petition; current signature counts as I write this are … Continue reading

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A letter to The Co-operative Bank — a rant

Dear Sir or Madam, First of all, please accept my apology for the fact that I have been so curmudgeonly of late. I attribute this to an ear infection that has been causing me grief for the last few days. … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Killing People for the Economy

Originally posted on Cynthia Kaufman:
As the U.S. begins to reopen after being shut down to protect us from spreading Covid-19, many people are beginning to talk about a choice between what is good for the economy and what will…

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Study: Acting on Climate Will Boost Economy

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvAioTuGCkQ CBS News: One of the main arguments against taking action on climate change has always been that it’s too expensive. But new research finds just the opposite: We can’t afford not to. …

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