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Too big

Mass production has many negative effects on the pursuit of a more sustainable way of living. Aside from effects of everything being the same these corporations are big, bureaucractic, and slow. They are hard to regulate. Their decisions, to hire and fire, pollute the environment, cut corners, put bad things in our food, dodge taxes, […]

Profit at any cost

A few large corporations and the super wealthy people who control them now decide how the world works, for all of us – how we make our food, who gets paid what for what, how things are made, and at what cost – all largely in the hands of a very few. Our lives as […]

Joblessness

Do jobs matter? Our global economy creates a fraction of the total jobs we need.  More machines, robots,  harmful pesticides, and mass production mean jobs will continue to come under pressure.  Only 33% of the world’s population actually has a secure job (the Coming Jobs War).  Aside from the obvious psychological effects, lack of jobs […]

Economic Inequality

Almost half the world lives on less than $2.50 per day and almost 80% live on less than $10 per day.  80% of the world lives in countries where the income differential is widening.  The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for […]

Harmful Chemicals

They are in the soil and the actual seeds.  We are eating them.  Breathing them.  Slathering them on our bodies. They are causing imbalances in our endocrine system.  Mental illness.  Infertility.  Cancer.  But they’re cheap and companies trying to maximise profits use them liberally and convince us that lather, fake fragrances, single serve convenience, and […]

Unsustainable production

We are up to our eyeballs in stuff.  But the continued production of throw away products and petroleum make many plastics, cheap fabrics, and other non-recyclable, non-biodegradable products cheaper.  Renewing, restoring, repairing something rather than getting a new one is challenging, and time consuming. Quality designs come at a price. Does our need to shop […]

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