Micro Credit, Macro Debt: The Industry of Poverty

Introduction The Industry of Poverty has many faces, as it manifests itself in every society on this globe, its effects are similarly devastating for the poor. What constitutes poverty? When is a person considered poor or low income? Is a person poor when he/she has to live off of less than one (1) USD a [...]

ECUADOR: Paradigm shift disorder

PSD: A condition afflicting individuals and governments that, once in power, implement policies contrary to the paradigm shift that is vital for the well-being of the planet and its inhabitants, and for which they were elected to implement. Often, it is characterized by demagoguery, hypocrisy and a reverting back to ruinous policies that violate human [...]

Global consequences of destabilizing Iran

The US antagonistic relationship with Iran is now entering its fourth decade. It seems to the interested observer of international affairs that there would have been some progress toward ameliorating relations simply because it makes sense for all parties concerned. With the exception of defense contractors, oil producing nations and the oil industry, no one [...]

Adam Phillips on Greed – Capitalism is for Children (VIDEO)

 Last week I saw the British psychoanalyst Adam Phillips on Dutch television discussing his book ’On Balance’ and he said some very interesting things so I uploaded that part of the show. According to Phillips, greed is wanting more than you can have. Nothing new here, but he also says that greed is the [...]

Manifestations of modernity the new era and transitional societies

Seminal Bloomsbury-member Virginia Woolf expressed the hope at the beginning of the Twentieth century that ‘[a] political and social movement that give hope (……)’ would emerge. Indeed said epistemic community materialized, fostering and nurturing great thinkers such as John Maynard Keynes, Vanessa Bell, Bertrand Russel and Lytton Strachey. Their ideas on how society should work [...]

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