One of the things people seem to almost universally overlook when they try to make the world more equitable, solve poverty, or do some other social good (and thus part of the reason they fail) … is they just don’t seem to comprehend that step 1 is helping people solve the backlog of unresolved problems in their lives. Continue reading “Measures for social good keep failing to halt decline”
I’m currently taking a hiatus for a few reasons:
- Lack of finance;
- Writing my first book & screenplay;
- Caring for a dog fresh out of surgery and critical care.
So there’s nothing new to report.
Where I last left it, I had the following completed:
I find it astounding how many people think that capitalist property / trade / currency based economics is “efficient”, and/or believe that the amount of resources consumed per head of population at present, is anything but a gigantic waste which for the most part consumes huge resources in order to deliver almost nothing to the vast majority of people … and much of what is delivered either wouldn’t be needed in the first place if it wasn’t for these economic imperatives, or is so poorly built that it barely fulfils the need (if at all), then breaks before the job is done, thus needing to be replaced. Continue reading “A simple list of waste”
Warning: At the outset I want to make something very clear … I would expect (given past experience) that with or without this warning (plus various other notes and caveats throughout this article), it is likely someone could read the following, take objection to it for some reason, and then ironically prove every point I’m making while believing they’re doing the exact opposite … and the reasons for this (as explained in detail by the article itself), can be summarised as follows: Continue reading “Extended Dunning-Kruger Effect and Hanlon’s Razor”
I’ve been reading a lot lately about “the population crisis”, which is the idea that there are simply too many people on the planet. Now … like a lot of other things in this world, it isn’t a simple black and white question or answer like that … so I thought I’d write a bit of an explanation about what is happening to the planet, and how it relates to population.
To really discuss anything like this, you need a baseline, so let’s begin by constructing such a baseline … then we’ll be able to run scenarios against that baseline, and compare those scenarios to the reality we face. Continue reading “Extinction, Garbage, Pollution and Population”
When you listen to almost any socioeconomic or political discourse, you’re bound to hear some of the following philosophical / propagandistic phrases (or similar): Continue reading “Capitalism and Dictatorship.”
A few nights ago I was confronted by a bizarre experience that I wasn’t expecting … I was invited to join some people for drinks that I hadn’t seen in 30 years, and when I got there, I was basically ambushed by 2 of the 3 of them, I don’t know if the 3rd played any part in the ambush or not. Continue reading “Setting the record straight: “my privileged life””