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Why Australia needs a holistic agricultural policy

In Business and Environment, Environment, Ethical and Eco Agriculture, Politics, Social Development and Justice by Living Now0 Comments

The world has shrunk, and a hungry man knows no boundaries. Since moving to Australia in 2011, Roger has been working with many good people, concerned people and caring people trying to figure out how to get Australian agriculture onto a stronger footing.   A century ago there were 300,000 commercially …

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Social structures – The Peckham Experiment

In Community and Relationship, Politics, Social Development and Justice by Martin Oliver0 Comments

In past centuries, notions about health were radically different from those in today’s reductionist, pharmaceutical-dominated medical world. It would be a mistake to dismiss these ideas out of hand, on the basis of their dissimilarity to modern healthcare. Sometimes unconventional approaches towards health that fall by the wayside are rediscovered …

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Tough economic times – are we overlooking a solution?

In Business and Environment, Community and Relationship, Politics, Social Development and Justice by Living Now0 Comments

A sophisticated type of community currency was developed in America during The Great Depression called stamp scrip. Could it be one answer to our current economic crisis?   After decades spent deregulating their financial sectors along laissez-faire lines, last year Western governments woke up to what is now known as …

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Achilles heel of capitalism

In Business and Environment, Community and Relationship, Environment, Ethical and Eco Agriculture, Politics, Social Development and Justice by david.scheel0 Comments

The problem with economic rationalism is that it is rational only to economists. Economists and environmentalists have been waging a not-so-secret war for decades, each arguing that the other’s position is untenable. A typical argument/counter-argument goes something like this: The environmentalist sees the economist as the evil hatchet-man of corporations …