Collections of "my" vocal essays with additions, are available as printed books ASIN 197680615 and 1980878536 also some fictional works and some e books available at Amazon;-
Do not rush evolution. Will we hurry to oblivion? Planet earth has, so the astrophysicists tell us, about a billion years of life left in her, a thousand million years before the sun cooks everything. It may be that we humans will kill ourselves off long before that time but if we do not, we will have time to evolve solutions, we will have time to adjust the populations to sustainable levels, we will have time to develop technologies that will enhance human existence. Why all the rush to an unknown future. Evolution works because it tests each and every stage of change, over time.
How to make elections honest Why do people vote as they do? Causes and influences. Cause is defined as something that produces an effect.
Secrecy of Labor unions and capitalist bankers The two main controllers of all economic activity are too secretive. Both labor and capital are too important to be left just to their own structures. They are both, naturally, focused on self interest but they have such strong influences over everyone else that these self interests need some form of accountability to the rest of the population. If we are to have democratic government, then surly we need open democracy within the two main levers of economy. We are all so interdependent in the the modern time, that the economy affects and to a degree, controls us all. Having elected government without any form of democratic control over these twin pillars of economic activity, is detrimental to democracy itself.
Thoughts on Justice, truth and the law. Politics should not be allowed to make laws. How can “the law” keep pace with the changes to society and knowledge?
The balance between capital and labor in the 21st century Politics can use the pandemic to gain economic change. The Prime Minister of Britain, said that if you can not work from home and if your place of employment has corona-virus safety protocols in place, you can go back to work.
The future- Will political ideals matter? This current – April 2020- pandemic is throwing up interesting questions about the future. It also shows how interconnected we all are on this overcrowded planet. Not just interconnected one nation to another, which enabled the virus to spread world wide in such a short time but also how our individual lives have become so dependent on so many other people. Interconnection is different from interdependent. It is not good for any group, or nation, to depend entirely on another, for its basics of food, shelter or defense. Dependency can become slavery so very easily. The mantras of the 1970's about small is beautiful and how to strive for self sufficiency, have been buried under the commercial needs of gigantic global companies. We have personal access to mass world wide communication but the question has to be; has this empowered us or made us reliant on advertising funded platforms? The greater part of the funding for social media comes from global commercial enterprises.
Corona virus and the politics of international pandemics. Due to the international nature of this (year 2020) Corona virus contagion, politics have to be involved. Politicians like to divert attention away from their own shortcomings by blaming others for just about anything. It is also a common practice to reveal “bad” domestic news while attention is focused on international worse news. Once this present problem gets under some semblance of control this political blame game will start in earnest. What is known now? Not a lot.
Will the Corona virus epidemic cause an economic realignment in the world? Will there be a speeding up of economic change?