Category Archives: How the World Really Works

Biomimicry

This is a brief introduction to the subject of biomimicry, a concept developed by Janine Benyus twenty years ago. I’m using it to prompt an upcoming discussion by a Teal business group on how self-managed businesses might draw on natural … Continue reading

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Homeless

Greater Vancouver average housing prices per Real Estate Board. Note that an “average” $1.8M house requires a $400k down payment and a qualifying annual income of at least $400k, even at today’s low 2.25% mortgage interest rates. Average prices in … Continue reading

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Ten Ways the MSM Need to Clean Up Their Act

image of NYT 1942 by janeb13  CC0 from Pixabay Scandals. Getting caught repeating disinformation. Harbouring hate-mongers. Forced retractions. Using unreliable sources. Publishing editorials as if they were news. It’s no wonder the reputation of the so-called mainstream media is in … Continue reading

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Notes From the Rising Dark, Pt. 2

On Chronic Precarity, Civilization Disease, and the Illusion of the Separate Self We are a sad species — lost, scared, bewildered, and afflicted with an horrific brain disease that has convinced us ‘we’, our ‘selves’, are real, separate, and in … Continue reading

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The Lab Leak Hypothesis: Iraq WMD All Over Again?

At least twice already, the US intelligence cartel has used deliberate disinformation to goad the gullible American media and public into an unjustifiable war. The first Gulf War was based on a fictitious account of atrocities supposedly committed by Iraq … Continue reading

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The Costs of “White Collar” Corruption and Crime

Another dark post/rant from Dave. Lighter fare is coming soon. cartoon by Mort Gerberg (mortgerberg.com) in The New Yorker One of the problems — or “diseconomies” — of scale, is its increasing vulnerability to corruption and crime. In small, close-knit … Continue reading

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What is Exponential Decay?

A mathematical thought experiment. Warning — this is a rather gloomy post.  Humans’ incapacity to understand the principle of exponential growth has caused us all kinds of grief of late (notably in our handling of the pandemic), and promises to … Continue reading

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Who Should Be In Charge of Response to Public Health Emergencies?

Another little rant from Dave. cartoon by Greg Perry in The Tyee If and when a country decides to go to war, whether internationally or with some of its own citizens, the strategies and tactics used to combat the deemed … Continue reading

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10 Reasons the US Should Split Up

map from a deleted Reddit account, with one example of how the US might be broken into logical independent nations Our Southern neighbours have been in a civil war — words, angry demonstrations, skirmishes, polarization, new hate laws and repression … Continue reading

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Links of the Month: May 2021

For readers who only have time to peruse a few articles from the links below, the five I think are most important to read are *** highlighted. Just a caution that this month’s top five make for rather grim reading. … Continue reading

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