Sep 112018
 
2018-09-10   Real story of Sweden's election is not about march of the far right

Decline of the main parties is making it harder to form coalitions and pursue policies Jon Henley in Stockholm @jonhenley A woman walks past Social Democrat campaign posters in Stockholm before the Swedish elections. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images Like all elections, Sweden’s has produced a lot of numbers. One number has received more attention than […]

Sep 022018
 
2018-09-01  Arms industry spends millions to promote brands in schools,  The Guardian

Thanks to Hart,   Shocking.    it is hard to believe but perhaps should not surprise. My response:   I have been lax in helping to spread the word, and I want to attend!  Priorities may not permit me to. #NoWar2018 Conference: Designing a World BEYOND War: Legalizing Peace September 21 – September 22  in Toronto = […]

Sep 022018
 

EXCERPT:   The Nazi henchman Hermann Göring explained in Nuremberg prison how easy it is to mobilize the public to war: “Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists […]

Sep 022018
 

Good that they are at least talking about it! – – – – – –  – – – – – – – – Indicators more intricate than just economic growth are needed to ascertain if life has improved for individuals, say economists Vivien Shiaovshiao@sph.com.sg The gross domestic product (GDP) may be a country’s most closely-watched […]

Aug 062018
 

With thanks to Elaine:   https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/18/9897/2018/acp-18-9897-2018.html NOTE, thanks to Wikipedia, CATION   An ion is an atom or molecule that has a non-zero net electrical charge  (its total number of electrons is not equal to its total number of protons). A cation is a positively-charged ion, while an anion is negatively charged. Because of their opposite electric […]

Jul 112018
 

You may have guessed:  I am making plans now, to attend the following. Please help spread the word.  And let your MP know your position (not necessarily the same as mine!).     Thanks!  Sandra – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – CORRECTION:   I did not write the notice […]

Jun 112018
 
2018-06-01   Exploring the root causes of inequality &  Changing the way we work to build a more livable society  (The Death of Homo Economicus:   Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation Paperback,  Peter Fleming)

The links and background for both segments of the discussion are in this one posting. CBC Radio · June 1 Exploring the root causes of inequality   (Segment 1)     http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-june-3-2018-1.4685998/exploring-the-root-causes-of-inequality-1.4687264 The Death of Homo Economicus: Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation by Peter Fleming.  Listen   39:06 This is the first of two interviews with […]

Apr 262018
 

Jim Harding’s new book (Jan 2018),  Moving Beyond: Neo-liberalism in Saskatchewan Jim writes: See our new website at  QVEA.CA Also I have a new short book out which looks back at our Saskatchewan political history from a “green” perspective. You can download at my webpage: crowsnestecology.wordpress.com – – – – – – – – – […]

Mar 222018
 

The Guardian is in the U.K.   This article uses the term “fly-tipping”,  not a term we use here.  I looked it up:  as I understand, it is “tipping”  (as in garbage being “tipped” from a truck at a dump) and “on the fly” meaning “in a hurry” or “on the run”.   In this context, it […]

Mar 212018
 

(Scroll down to the announcement from Tufts.) ECONOMIC INDICATORS: JUST ONE of the problems:   The Accounting system defines what is included in “Operating Costs”.  Then, (simplified):  Revenue minus Expenses (costs) is Profit.   Profits are available for distribution to Investors.   The fewer costs you pay, the more that can be paid to investors (and […]