October 2022

Lula Wins

After enduring lawfare , jail, and persecution, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was once again elected president in Brazil. Former president Lula da Silva has clinched victory over his right-wing rival Jair…

Herman Daly passes away

Herman Daly passed away on 28th October. He was an ecological economist who championed steady state economics. In 1996, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for "defining a path…

You are not a great poet

You are not a great poet The swan does not stir No flower bends No mouth opens for more breath The universe remains steadily in place All the clocks tick…

A time unpredictable

The current time is unpredictable. Competitions and contradictions are reaching to boiling point. The metropolitan center in the world order is experiencing heightened tensions, and consequences, trickling down gradually, are…

Against Nationalism

A book announcement I would like to announce the publication of a new book, which may be downloaded and circulated free of charge from the following link: https://eacpe.org/content/uploads/2022/10/Against-Nationalism-by-John-Scales-Avery.pdf A dangerous…

Can the Climate be Restored?

A fresh approach to fixing climate change/global warming is outlined in a new book: Climate Restoration, which focuses on how the climate can be restored. Indeed, the book is full…

The Midterms Are Coming

The midterms are coming and this is a good time to think about the power of elections. Not as an expression of our power, because the wants of ordinary people…

Waste management in India: some notes

by Ashish Kumar Singh & Akash Singh Every morning the municipality vehicle comes with a speaker phone playing songs on the themes of waste management and segregation. Interesting is the…

Periods or Pills?

Three years ago, a tent had adorned my courtyard where a crowd had gathered. Someone was fighting off sleep, struggling to pay attention. Someone was wondering about the next cup…

Tactical Nuclear Fantasists

Bogeyman politics tends to be flatly unimaginative.  The image of the nuclear-mad Russian President, counting his diminishing options, has caught the imagination of press and propaganda outlets across the West. …

DIPAM’s failure in handling disinvestments

Had DIPAM conducted due diligence on bidders' background, it would have avoided causing embarrassment to the government in Pawan Hans disinvestment   To Smt Nirmala Sitharaman Union Finance Minister Dear…

Eric Schmidt: A Conflict of Interest

Ethics and Eric Schmidt are rare bedfellows.  The former Google/Alphabet CEO/Chairman exudes a sense of predatory self-interest, always making the point that what he wants aligns with what is supposedly…

Helping Laura

There is not much that I can do for Laura except to extend myself in a loving way to her. I learned of her through a mutual friend and decided…

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