Tag Archives: Economy

The need for cooperation and unity

Competition vs cooperation Graham Peebles examines the destructive effects of competition – the guiding principle of our time – and argues that “cooperation needs to replace competition in all areas, tolerance substituted for prejudice and hate, sufficiency and sharing encouraged in place of excess and greed”. Read more [...]

Seeking happiness beyond neoliberal consumerism

True happiness Graham Peebles examines the roots of unhappiness inherent in our neoliberal, consumption-and-competition-based world, and argues that true happiness is experienced when we cease searching and when we stop desiring. Read more [...]

Climate change: The catastrophic impact on developing countries

Climate change impact Graham Peebles outlines the likely devastating impact of climate change on the poorest countries of the world – a likelihood that has increased with the USA’s leaving the Paris agreement – and stresses the urgent need for remedial action. Read more [...]

The poison of commercialisation and social injustice

Poisons and toxins Graham Peebles recounts the harm done to societies by commercialisation, and says an alternative built on sharing, common purpose and recognition that collaboration, not competition, is the way forward, is beginning to take root. Read more [...]

Grotesque inequality and anxiety

Stress Graham Peebles examines the relationship between inequality and the expectations arising from the socio-economic model that creates such inequality on the one hand, and anxiety and depression – which are reaching epidemic proportions – on the other. Read more [...]

The revolution in work calls for an evolution in living

Universal basic income Graham Peebles explores some of the ideas that are being discussed for a radical alternative to the prevailing social and economic paradigm, ones where justice, equality and human dignity replace poverty, competition and waste. Read more [...]

Trump’s assault on human kindness, cooperation and the environment

Trump and envionmental degradation Graham Peebles outlines the grave dangers posed by President Trump and urges people to consistently and creatively engage in coordinated, peaceful protests if Trump and his like are to be cast aside. Read more [...]

Searching for peace in a troubled world

Peace through justice and sharing Graham Peebles sees inequality at the heart of conflicts and says to achieve piece one must begin by instilling in individuals the principle of sharing, from which cooperation, tolerance and understanding will flow. Read more [...]

Qatar’s backtracking on labour rights and its cooperation with Russia reflect new world order

Person holding placard saying Qatar Play Fair James Dorsey argues that the rise of populists in the US and Europe and Russia’s renewed assertiveness on the world stage have emboldened Qatar to backtrack on migrant workers’ rights and encouraged it to forge ties with Russia. Read more [...]

Climate change: The potential impacts of collective inaction

NASA map of climate change Graham Peebles explains the likely alarming outcome for life on earth even if the targets of the Paris climate change conference, which aimed to limit the increase in global average temperature to well below 2°C, were to be met. Read more [...]