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True Believers and Naysayers – Durban, S. Africa

December 02, 2011 | No Comments

Views on climate change negotiations converge at COP17 – Durban, South Africa The views of those setting up the COP 17 event in South Africa, many negotiators and skeptics’ seem to have converged. Generally speaking,…

Violence in Mexico: What’s the Cold War got to do with it?

November 30, 2011 | No Comments

Mexico is plagued (the correct choice of words. Another might be infested) with gangs that live and die by violence. While philosophers and economists have labored for centuries about how to put a monetary value…

The lowest points in the decade of the oligarchs. Worse is yet to come?

What comes after a post-service society? – oligarchy

September 20, 2011 | No Comments

The three major stages of economic development are as follows: the primary sector, dependent on the exploitation and sale of primary resources such as forests and mineral resources; the secondary sector is based on manufacturing…

"Are we there yet?"

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Another Country

September 16, 2011 | No Comments

Reflections from my hotel, about to leave for the airport to go home… I came to realize that the mighty US dollar is mighty no more. Its value compared to other currencies seems to be…

The Arctic: The Achilles heel of the world

September 03, 2011 | No Comments

…as we have come to know it People of the 1900s learned to live with their climate regimes, from local to global. They adjusted their activities as necessary to cope with extremes and variabilities on…