Category Archives: Politics

This Changes Everything and ecopsychology

“We accept it as normal that people who have never been on the land and have no history or connection to the country may legally secure the right to come in and by the nature of their enterprises leave in … Continue reading

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Carbon Policies

Governments have a responsibility to protect their citizens, and unchecked carbon emissions are threatening the welfare of all.  What can the government of British Columbia and other governments do to be leaders in resisting global climate chaos?

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Climate Change is not an Environmental Issue

     I watch Canadian and British Columbia politics with dismay. The news is dominated by scandals related to abuse of expense accounts, the only policy discussions are about balancing budgets at the expense of government services for ordinary people, and … Continue reading

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Entitlements

There is an illusion, a myth, that some people are “self-made,” that wealthy or otherwise successful people can attribute their accomplishments mostly to their own talent and hard work. On the basis of this illusion, it is concluded that they … Continue reading

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From family values to religion, politics, and ecology

There are, then, two kinds of family values, the communist values of natural families, based on love and mutual caring; and the hierarchical values of traditional families, based on voices from the past. In Western culture these are mostly patriarchal … Continue reading

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The Economics of Happiness

Last night I saw the film with this title.  It was excellent.  The first part of the film describes 8 problems with globalization; the second part of the film suggests that localization is an answer and provides examples of people … Continue reading

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Maybe simplicity isn’t so simple

Cicero asked, Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift? Apparently not. Working more so we can consume more seems to be much more popular than working less and consuming less. Yet this is just what we must do

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