>Under a Flourescent Moon

>Clusterfuck Nation by Jim KunstlerComment on current events by the author ofThe Long Emergency (2005)www.kunstler.com (March 29 2009)Mr Obama heads to Europe now where official hostility is rising against the Anglo-American method of pounding monetary sand down the rat-holes of "non-performing" debt, bankrupt enterprise, and bubble-levitated bonds. Our poised and charming Prez may escape personal … Continue reading >Under a Flourescent Moon

>Consumerism: an Historical Perspective

>by Sharon Beder Culture Change (February 21 2009)The Pacific Ecologist, whence this article came, provided this editorial note: Sharon Beder explores the history of consumer societies from the 1920s when over-production of goods exceeded demand. Instead of stabilising the economy, reducing working hours, and sharing work around, which would have brought more leisure time for … Continue reading >Consumerism: an Historical Perspective

>Woodchips With Everything

>Here comes the latest utopian catastrophe: the plan to solve climate change with biocharby George MonbiotThe Guardian (March 24 2009)Whenever you hear the word miracle, you know there's trouble just around the corner. But however many times they lead to disappointment or disaster, the newspapers never tire of promoting miracle cures, miracle crops, miracle fuels … Continue reading >Woodchips With Everything

>Rescuing the Physical Economy

>... from more debt and a lack of circulating means of exchange.by Benjamin Gisin & Michael KrajovicConscious Economics (January 2009)Amidst attention to financial industry woes, the most significant aspect of the crisis has remained unattended - saving the physical economy. The bailout restored bank and investor losses and created needed liquidity. The physical economy, on … Continue reading >Rescuing the Physical Economy

>Read the big four to know capital’s fate

>by Paul KennedyFinancial Times FT.com (March 12 2009)US presidents, in confronting crises, have often let it be known that they are serious students of history and biography. George W Bush, an unusually voracious late-night reader, devours books on the lives of Great Men, including his hero Winston Churchill, (who in turn liked to read about … Continue reading >Read the big four to know capital’s fate

>Climate Change Pollyannas

>by David OrtonCulture Change (February 15 2009)"Although global warming is connected to scary scenarios featuring soaring temperatures and worsening hurricanes and monsoons, it's also a link to a better future".--- from Global Warming For Dummies by Elizabeth May and Zoe Caron (John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd, 2009). 362 pages, paperback, ISBN: 978-0-470-84098-6.The authors go … Continue reading >Climate Change Pollyannas