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This American Life . . . 500th episode

Hola! If you are not a listener to This American Life – I can only recommend listening to this, the 500th episode. Incredible, punchy radio. Enjoy. Big luv Slim

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Aaron Swartz: prosecution or persecution. The reality of the “american dystopian experiment”.

Hello there, it has been some time since I posted anything. Too many frying pans and too many fires! Please have a 20 minute listen to this discussion on Aaron Swartz. Fascinating. Salaams Slim  

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New Frontiers in the digital age

Here are a couple of programs outlining two diverse new frontiers. The first frontier is a program on drones, not the drones of war, but off-the-shelf civil surveillance devices.  This will have ramifications for both for privacy and legislation. The … Continue reading

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A new Club of Rome Report … Crisis? What crisis? The real bottom line of capitalism!

An analysis of where the world will be in 40 years time. Well, it is certain that by then we shall have a world 2’c hotter than it is now – taking us back to a climate last seen at … Continue reading

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Analysis of the Julian Assange situation by Four Corners

Here’s an Australian expo of the Assange case – Sex, Lies and Julian Assange. Enjoy, salaams Slim

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“Economists are tone-deaf to history” – haha one might also say some other things!

Also in this excellent interview you will find a discussion elaborating right, left, neo-classical and neo-liberal thought, climate change and its options. Cannot recommend it more.

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“Anti-Americanism” is a totalitarian concept – Oh, the irony – Noam Chomsky

He has just received the Sydney Peace Prize.  Here are two interviews and there are some videos to watch too. Suffice to say he vocalises the mainstream anger. I don’t feel it is necessary to elaborate on this anger. If … Continue reading

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Quadruple dip recession . . . Steve Keen explains.

Do you remember Japan?  It has been stagnating for years . . . what I didn’t know is that the IMF and the US were telling them from the outset to get rid of their zombie banks. Zombie banks that … Continue reading

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What we need are pathfinders not conservatives – and a couple are named below.

If you always DO what you have always DONE, then you will always GET what you have always GOT.  Times have changed. And are continuing to change with increasing rapidity.   The old methods worked well, at times and previously. … Continue reading

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Prosperity without growth . . . is possible.

Prosperity without growth? Is possible. “. . . the problem in our economy is the one thing that economists have in their system which does not obey the laws of physics. And that is money. Money is the symbol of … Continue reading

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Banks and wealth . . .

Enjoy this short film . . . debt, debt and double inflation . . .  and maybe understanding debt . . . and penury and slavery. Don’t forget that the US financial “services sector also accounted for more than 78 percent … Continue reading

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Artificial photosynthesis – this could be a game-changer!

Have a twenty minute listen to Thomas Faunce . . . explain how nanotechnology might make some monumental changes to the world.  An artificial photosynthetic unit on every house? Car? Now, the oil companies will love that.  They’ll have to … Continue reading

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A repost from a comment on Slate

“There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there – good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of … Continue reading

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We’ll leave it there: Jay Rosen on political journalism

What a ripper.  Yes, and really ripping the clothes off journalists.  Revealing the power of the unelected and their ego-hunger. A gem of a 25 minute interview. Big luv Slim

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I love a good nuclear disaster . . .

and now you don’t have to read about it, you can look at Tetsuo Jimbo goes to Fukushima. Slim

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Relationships, torture and the rest of the world

What is so wonky about people thinking that the word relationship is singular?  Why is it that people think that a relationship is singular?  Does it make it easier to say?  Does it make it less complicated?  A relationship between … Continue reading

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