The Conundrum Humanity Faces: But Nobody Admits

In this essay I distil down to a common sense level the interplay of Global population growth and climate change to explain the reality of what has been the impact of delaying both our progress towards global equality and innovative responses to climate change. Just imagine for one moment that at the completion of WorldContinue reading “The Conundrum Humanity Faces: But Nobody Admits”

Social Cohesion:The Best Vaccine Against Crises

As survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp mark the 75th anniversary of their liberation by appealing for people to remember the perils of indifference, the Wuhan coronavirus is set to test multicultural cohesiveness in a way that has not been tested since World War II.  The European Day for Remembrance of the Holocaust is 27thContinue reading “Social Cohesion:The Best Vaccine Against Crises”

Forget Trickle-down Economics: It Has Always Been Vacuum Up to the Elites

I have little time for most of the “talking heads” that appear on mainstream television and comment throughout the mainstream media, presenting themselves as all-knowing on economic and investing topics and seeing themselves as fulfilling a vital function in society telling people what they should think. Often these people have developed a quirky or folksyContinue reading “Forget Trickle-down Economics: It Has Always Been Vacuum Up to the Elites”

Quotas are necessary to address workplace diversity

As a single income family dependent on the income of an Asian-Australian female, and having two sons of obvious Asian-Australian descent, workplace diversity is an issue close to our hearts and it directly affects our security on many levels. For anybody wishing to authentically open their eyes to the challenges minorities face in their careersContinue reading “Quotas are necessary to address workplace diversity”

Investment Theme: Product and Food Miles

In this section I will concentrate heavily on my upbringing in rural Queensland because the trends are perhaps even more marked, and thus serve as an excellent example, but these same trends are just as relevant in urban centres. When I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s in northern Queensland, every Saturday morning theContinue reading “Investment Theme: Product and Food Miles”

Let’s Wage War on Climate Change

War… Wo, wo, wo, what is it good for… I never cease to be amazed by the predisposition of human beings for wasting resources, but in reality the greatest waste of human beings through history has been OF human beings (as in their lives). To get a flavour of this there are several convenient sourcesContinue reading “Let’s Wage War on Climate Change”

Consumers Have Too Little Animal Spirits, House Buyers Too Much… Really??

I can easily imagine how confused must be the typical Australian household. At the beginning of last week we were told in a private data release that in November 2019 house prices across the nation increased at their quickest rate in 16 years By the end of the week we were told how weak wasContinue reading “Consumers Have Too Little Animal Spirits, House Buyers Too Much… Really??”

Fourth Inaugural Address of Franklin D. Roosevelt

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 1945 Reproduced here in full from The Avalon Project: documents in law, history and diplomacy, Yale Law School. Mr. Chief Justice, Mr. Vice President, my friends, you will understand and, I believe, agree with my wish that the form of this inauguration be simple and its words brief. We Americans of today,Continue reading “Fourth Inaugural Address of Franklin D. Roosevelt”