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Beyond the Corporation, Humanity Working – please read this terrific book!

I have just reviewed David Erdal’s Beyond the Corporation, Humanity Working for Bella Caledonia.  Please read the review on the Bella Caledonia website or read the illustrated version below.  I hope you will then read the book! An End to … Continue reading

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Please support call for end to “GDP fetish”!

GDP takes no account of health, wellbeing or environmental criteria and even counts such things as expenditure on prisons as positive, so it is a daft criterion with which to measure progress, as France now recognises. With reference to this … Continue reading

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Alternatives to GDP suggested by Sarkozy – hooray!

I am not generally a fan of Sarkozy, but he has it absolutely right when it comes to the inadequacies of GDP.  Vive la France!  Nathaniel, the protagonist of the novel I largely wrote when I lived in Paris, would … Continue reading

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“Mission Statement”: the most important posting yet/ever?

Fresh from helping Lilou with I Lost My Job and I Liked It, I feel inspired by her to make a public declaration – a statement of values and intent – which you might call “a mission statement”. This isn’t, … Continue reading

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Now it can be told: my latest project – helping Lilou ‘Big L’ Mace!

I have just helped a remarkable young woman – Lilou Mace of YouTube and Co-Creating our Reality fame – write a remarkable book. This has been quite unlike any other writing project I have worked on. I mentioned Lilou in … Continue reading

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Use terrorism law on Goodwin!

The MSP for whom I work part-time, Dr Bill Wilson, is lodging a motion on Monday criticising the use of the fear of terror to erode civil liberties and human rights, but calling for consistency in the implementation of such … Continue reading

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Postal privatisation and eating disorders: the sordid link.

It’s a good exercise for a writer (or, indeed, for anyone) to take two apparently unrelated things and try to find a link between them.  This morning (24 February), listening to Today on Radio 4, I had no difficulty in … Continue reading

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