On Virtue Capitalism

Put aside all your current thoughts and views on the issue of climate change, just for one moment, and consider the following: The 'problem', as it were, is frequently presented to us in the form of a 'fight' -- "the fight against climate change," "the battle for our future," and so on -- obviously, the … Continue reading On Virtue Capitalism

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Meanwhile, in Oregon: Republican State Senators Abscond in Protest of Controversial Climate Bill

...and U.S. Army veteran and running contender for Bad-ass of the Year, Senator Brian Boquist (R-Dallas), tells State Troopers who may be coming for him, "Send bachelors and come heavily armed." Woah -- wait a minute. What the hell happened in Oregon? Most of us have been following, or at least aware of the general … Continue reading Meanwhile, in Oregon: Republican State Senators Abscond in Protest of Controversial Climate Bill

Commentary: “The World Bank is rewarding ethnic cleansing in Myanmar” by Azeem Ibrahim

Published on the 30th of May by the Washington Post. The full article is behind a paywall, so a link to the archived version is here (as an aside, this is a very handy way of getting around paywalls). For those of us who have been following the development industry long enough, it's not really … Continue reading Commentary: “The World Bank is rewarding ethnic cleansing in Myanmar” by Azeem Ibrahim

ARTICLE: “China’s Algorithms of Repression: Reverse Engineering a Xinjiang Police Mass Surveillance App”

From Human Rights Watch: "Our analysis also shows that Xinjiang authorities consider many forms of lawful, everyday, non-violent behavior—such as “not socializing with neighbors, often avoiding using the front door”—as suspicious. The app also labels the use of 51 network tools as suspicious, including many Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and encrypted communication tools, such as … Continue reading ARTICLE: “China’s Algorithms of Repression: Reverse Engineering a Xinjiang Police Mass Surveillance App”

Know Thy Enemy: Transformation, Collectivization & the Tragedy of the ‘kulaks’

Over the course of my research into the processes and plans for globalization, particularly those publications dealing with the apparent need for the world to transition to a "low carbon economy," a common theme has emerged in the form of what is often referred to as "transformative change." Though the specifics are rarely mentioned, it … Continue reading Know Thy Enemy: Transformation, Collectivization & the Tragedy of the ‘kulaks’