There are thousands of billionaires, and they are making things worse. Here's why. Why we should worry about billionaires Us humans struggle with large numbers. Because of this, many of us cannot fully comprehend the billionaire. We underestimate their wealth and power.As the memes say: "People don't have a strong intuitive sense of how much bigger 1 billion is than 1 … [Read more...] about The problem(s) with billionaires
A 2014 report, part-funded by NASA, states that in unequal societies, “collapse is difficult to avoid…. Elites grow and consume too much, resulting in a famine among Commoners that eventually causes the collapse of society.” and “economic inequality, can independently lead to a societal collapse. This is shown in the Type-L collapse scenario in the paper, where an … [Read more...] about Request for info: Increased inequality linked to growth in pro-Elite political lobbying?
If you don't examine what Daniel Hannan says too closely, he can appear quite articulate and reasonable. Delve deeper, and his libertarian outlook could be classed as very odd. Many of his views, such as abolishing the NHS and removing food safety laws align closely with the demands of non-UK billionaires, such as the Kochs. It's been announced today that Daniel Hannan is … [Read more...] about Daniel Hannan. Who is he? Who funds him and what do they want?
Michael Gove has been careless with the truth again. It's worth noting that this is not surprising. On the BBC Today radio programme (9 December 2020), Michael "Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster" Gove was interviewed.He's a senior politician, a leading Brexit-ist and surely aware that the UK is in the final stages of negotiations with the EU that will alter millions of … [Read more...] about Brexit and carelessness
Flooding the zone - what is it? Flooding the zone is when politicians, organisations, the media and others pump out information, often news stories, to overwhelm people.Steve Bannon, talking to Michael Lewis (Bloomberg opinion February 9, 2018), “The Democrats don’t matter,” he had said to me over our lunch. “The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is … [Read more...] about Flooding the zone