Category Archives: Economy

An economy without Debt and Banks – is that reality or fiction…

Just the other day I watched a Swedish documentary* about the European financial crisis and the recent real-estate bubble in Spain. In the documentary, largely based on scientific research by the Dutch economist Dirk Bezemer and Australian economist Steve Keen, … Continue reading

Replacing one bad idea with another bad idea – Is that wise…?

First Coal, then Oil, then Gas, then Tar sands-Oil, then Fracking Gas – replacing one fossil fuel with another one, with another one, and another one – Is that going to fix it…? Re-using ideas again and again, isn’t that … Continue reading

… the art of – ”Looking the other way…”

It is fantastic to see the amount of activities and initiatives that have been launched lately with the objective to move into a more sustainable society. But still – Although increasing activity, very little has been done, addressing the main … Continue reading

WWTEW – the “Stealthy” international web…

We have all heard of them “Tax shelters”, “Shell-companies”, “Offshore trust”, “Free economic zone”, Tax haven”, “Money laundering”, ”Offshore bank”, “Tax exile” and so on. There are more than 95 Countries/Territories known as “offshore financial centres” many of them designated … Continue reading

Is CSR really for everyone… 1,127 reasons why it’s not!

Once again – a terrible disaster affecting the poor and vulnerable! Once again – exploitation seems to be part of some company’s business-plan Once again – arguments, that CEO’s responsibility is to maximize value for shareholders Once again – greed … Continue reading

Rapid Transition…

Earlier this week the CO2-level at Mauna Loa passed the 400 ppm barrier – for most people it passed by as a small news item hidden among others, while in some newspapers it actually reached the front page. Next day … Continue reading

WE are the world… more cooperation needed!

If humanity is going to continue a successful life on this planet, we need to embrace a sustainable lifestyle – not only me, not only you, not only someone else – WE! “Success comes when people act together; failure tends … Continue reading

Ignorance is NOT Bliss…

From time to time business-people “complain” that all these sustainability-measures are so costly, sometimes with an added “…and for what?” Sometimes corporations and executives try to avoid the subject, addressing Sustainability as a “hygiene-factor” or an “already integrated part of … Continue reading

Is it still the right way? – Our Social “Perpetuum mobile”…

I suppose it is quite normal that societies set up systems in a way that somehow promote and “safeguards” a continuous evolution in the “right way”…. Only question; Is it still the right way? At the start of democratic movements, did … Continue reading

Bubbles don’t crack slowly – they burst!

A burning planet “or” scorched economies… In recent weeks there have been a lot of reports and articles on this theme – almost as if there is a choice… Whatever idea, whatever opinion, whatever calling you have in life, it … Continue reading