Tag Archives: Poverty

Baked-in Animosity

There’s a war going on.  It has been going on for many, many decades, quietly, but the battles are numerous and daily.  The conflict shows no sign of dissipating, either.  If anything, the longer each side remains entrenched in their … Continue reading

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Art for Africa

This will sound churlish, but it isn’t meant to be.  I think people that have a heart and try to raise money to help the unfortunate poor in Africa are really good souls.  They’re lovely people, trying hard to do … Continue reading

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Revelation

The way knowledge is revealed to us is a funny thing.  I’ve heard it said that you don’t need mathematics, because nobody can tell you what it’s good for in your real life.  My father had the same argument with … Continue reading

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Limited Only By Your Imagination

This slogan “Limited only by your imagination” was one that was used by a company I used to work for, which produced the first digital sampling synthesizers that made any significant commercial impact.  I recall, at the time, thinking that … Continue reading

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Selfishness and the Power and Paucity of Collective Imagination

Selfishness is such an ugly human trait.  And yet, we live in an economic system that mandates it.  It is required by law.  We must all be in it for ourselves, crushing every rival and obstacle underfoot, in the relentless … Continue reading

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Complementary Currencies Prevent Artist Starvation

Watch this important video from the 2009 TEDx Berlin conference by Bernard Lietaer, author of “The Future of Money”, a book I commend to you highly.  Bernard was involved in the design of the hard ECU in the European Union … Continue reading

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