Category Archives: Politics

What are the best ways to elect those who govern us? How can we hold them to account? Shouldn’t decisions should be made as close as possible to those affected?

USA and China

USA and China. How do they compare economically? Firstly let’s take a quick glance at the background of the two countries. Most of us have a reasonably informed knowledge of the last 150 years of USA history from the conclusion … Continue reading

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A New Kitchen for 50 Euro !

I am promoting as widely as possible a Rocket Stove kitchen upgrade. These 3 stone fires are normal family kitchens This picture shows how 90% of rural Gambians cook on a daily basis. 1) It uses a lot of wood … Continue reading

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Little by little changes Are coming.

If you’re stuck for time just jump to the short YouTube at the bottom for a good summary. Back in 2005/06 few people were paying any attention to the role of tax havens in the looting of poor countries by … Continue reading

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Has poverty Really been reduced So much ?

As nations attempted to recover from two devastating world wars within 40 years the good and the great of the victorious countries applied their minds to the myriad problems facing them. The European continent was on its knees, physically, economically … Continue reading

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A “Little talked about” Tax

Since less than 1% of estates in USA and less than 5% in UK pay any inheritance taxes one would expect that well over 90% of the general population would support having such a tax. Strangely this does not seem … Continue reading

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PS. An opinion on Davos. {A.Chakrobortty, Guardian}

No natural force created this intense unfairness, the growing global inequality in wealth and incomes, the recent Oxfam report graphically highlights it. The gulf between the super-rich and the rest of us did not gape wide open overnight. Rather, it … Continue reading

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Davos, World Economic Forum. Jan 2019

This very week the good and the great {100 state leaders, and at least 1,000 business leaders and “special invitees”, {eg Prince William?  David Blaine illusionist and thrill seeking performer? and the odd film star} are gathering in Davos, at … Continue reading

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