One Finite Planet

Influence, Wealth and Power

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Economic Activity: An Obsession With An Illusion Of Prosperity.

Economic Activity: An Obsession With An Illusion Of Prosperity.

Next steps for mankind don’t include the Sci-Fi dream of a new home planet.

Next steps for mankind don’t include the Sci-Fi dream of a new home planet.

Wealth & Happiness Vs Population: Farming Humans?

Wealth & Happiness Vs Population: Farming Humans?

The Population Growth Economy Ponzi schemes.

The Population Growth Economy Ponzi schemes.

Can Peter Dutton repair the democracy ‘loyal opposition’.

Can Peter Dutton repair the democracy ‘loyal opposition’.

The innocent child assumption: even Hitler?

The innocent child assumption: even Hitler?

The Threat Of Gatekeepers: Extortion that drives inflation and eventually a dystopia?

The Threat Of Gatekeepers: Extortion that drives inflation and eventually a dystopia?

Economic Growth: The Holy Grail, Or Another Myth?

Exploring The Roles Of Employment In Society.

Exploring The Roles Of Employment In Society.

Robots & Job Terminations

Wealth Tax: Good Idea? Bad Idea?

Opportune Arguments: Confirmation Bias Weaponised.

Opportune Arguments: Confirmation Bias Weaponised.

Narrowcast disunity: where does it lead?

Free Will: An Essential, But Dangerous, Illusion.

Free Will: An Essential, But Dangerous, Illusion.

Carbon Capture and Storage: When it works, and why it doesn’t for work ‘blue hydrogen’.

Carbon Capture and Storage: When it works, and why it doesn’t for work ‘blue hydrogen’.

Politics. Left & Right: Merit = Wealth?

What should we fear: The link from fear to hatred.

Lead, Crime and Justice

The Housing Price Trap: A global bubble?

Left Vs Right: Ideologies Clash And Outrage

Economic Cost Of Peak Population: Market Crash in Japan, China, The World.

My Body My Choice: Polarization and Outrage, But Who Is Pulling The Strings?

A Crisis Of Truth: Do ‘Alternate Facts’ Represent A Threat To Humanity?

A Crisis Of Truth: Do ‘Alternate Facts’ Represent A Threat To Humanity?

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Adventure(AO 2022)  A Shakespearean Style Tragedy?

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Adventure(AO 2022) A Shakespearean Style Tragedy?

Djokovic: Rescued from PR Disaster By Australian Leader “Scotty from Marketing” Morrison!

Djokovic: Rescued from PR Disaster By Australian Leader “Scotty from Marketing” Morrison!

Jobs in the ‘ECO’ age part1: outsourced & offshored?

All Free? The Tech Industry is so dumb!

Biden vs Trump: A World Changing US Election?

Biden vs Trump: A World Changing US Election?

2020: Trump ‘wins’ on election Night?

2020: Trump To Declare Victory on election Night? Violence and Intimation? (revision II)

OK, Election day over, who won and what now?

OK, Election day over, who won and what now?

Winners! but.. without the senate?

US Election: Why The Flip The Switch States?

Donald Trump: Victory Still Possible?

What if Trump isn’t lying?

US 2020 Election: Never ending story

US 2020 Election: Never ending story

System Failure: USA, Jan 6th 2021

System Failure: USA, Jan 6th 2021

Off Topic Surprise: Aslan Karatsev and how self- image can mask ability.

Search: What Search Results do others see, and can search hurt me?

Trump: Real Problem, No Solution

Influence Industry / Free Tech / Social Media: Index

Australia: Climate Policy Fail? Or Democracy Fail?

Coffee: How many cups a day is ok, or even beneficial?

How long can/should/will population growth continue?

the economic impact of population growth and immigration

Dilemma: Should Facebook own the Internet (or world)?

Lessons from Trump: For The Democrats and the World

Microsoft and newspapers join forces to fight Google

The Google Persuasion: Delaying the inevitable?

Monopolies: A global trend?

The New Economics of Population Growth in a Finite world

Wealth Inequality: Who wants More Inequality?

Population – Wealth Equations

A herectic look at sport

Solution: A quota system with equity?

Sport and Gender Equality

Race, Racism and Skin Colour: what does ‘race’ determine?

Democrats: Self Sabotage?

Tribalism: Good, neutral or bad?

Free Education? Why not user pays?

Australia: Per Capita Recession?

Populist right vs Economic Conservatives

Alert: A seismic shift to right for Australia, signal of a worldwide problem

Immigration: A Political Confidence Trick

Highlander Economics: Does it end with only one?

Limits to free trade: moral outcomes

Lessons from SciFi: Future Expansion

Free Trade: Why everybody has budget deficits

Environmental footprint and maximum population.

Boris Johnson: Folly, Or Defence against EU Imperial Overlords?

The alliance: Conservative politicians and ‘secondary terrorists’

Israel Folau: Religious Persecution in 2019?

Tribalism, Racism and Despair: The xenophobia cycle

Trickle Up Economics / Farming Humans: How the wealthy get wealthy.

Trickle Up Economics / Farming Humans: How the wealthy get wealthy.

How the ‘basic income’ proposal could change society

Australian Record Trade Surplus: good news, or a warning on automation?

Ageing population: a problem, or myth with an agenda?

Ageing population: a problem, or myth with an agenda?

The population lag: the first reason for the contradiction.

Secondary terrorism: the evolution of terrorism

Timeline
Ukraine: Putin and China, method or madness?

Ukraine: Putin and China, method or madness?

WWIII?

WWIII?

Salami Tactics Battle In Ukraine: What Can Be Done To Stop Russia, and China, and Potentially, WWIII.

Salami Tactics Battle In Ukraine: What Can Be Done To Stop Russia, and China, and Potentially, WWIII.

The Irony of The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign

The Irony of The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign

So Long Mr. Putin, And Thanks. But Meanwhile….?

So Long Mr. Putin, And Thanks. But Meanwhile….?

Obama and Xi Jinping announcement: a huge step for climate action? Or a backward step?

Trump: Conceding? Or Plotting?

The G20 outcome, a plan to make the earth a worse place?

Foreign fighters: Is it really a surprise that ISIS/ISIL can recruit from the west?

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Australia Day Surprise: Another title for Prince Philip. Foolishness, or other motives?

Australia: Yet another prime minister?

Australian Budget: Ignorance or Lies?

Brexit and Trump: Common Theme?

Brexit: Litmus test, Labor vs Liberal

Syria: Why Assad did not use chemical weapons to kill Syrian citizens

The AUKUS FUKUS Fracas: Submarines, Really?

Lord Trumpemort And The Coup Eaters.

ScoMo Ingenious EV Plan: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading climate action blocker, stretching the truth again?

ScoMo Ingenious EV Plan: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading climate action blocker, stretching the truth again?

Topics and Subtopics.
All: Influence, Wealth and Power

The Power struggle in Australia.

From “the biggest corruption scandal ever” in Brazil, problems in Venezuela, human rights in Saudi Arabia and Iran, to the problems caused by lobbyists against action on climate change, an abundance of fossil fuels is a source of political power, yet rarely force for good, and Australia, with a wealth of coal and gas, is not spared.

The current crisis in Ukraine not only drives up energy prices globally, but it also creates a dilemma for gas producing nations.

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Fragile Democracy: Was Scott ‘Scomo’ Morrison autocrat of Australia?

Democracy collapses when a leader, who is able to bypass the checks and balances, uses their position to retain power.

Steps by recent leaders Scott Morrison and Australia and Donald Trump in the USA, raise questions as to whether current reliance on conventions and constitutions reliably protects democracy.

China, Russia and even North Korea are all technically democracies, and all proof of how technically being a democracy does not necessarily deliver real democracy.

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Ukraine: Putin and China, method or madness?

What if Russia and China both intended that the invasion of Ukraine would trigger global inflation and food shortages, and a potentially new financial crisis?

That Putin sees himself in the image of Peter the Great and restoring the Russian empire is no secret, and is generally portrayed as evidence that Putin has completely lost the plot. But what if there is a bigger plan involving both Russia and China that starts with triggering a global financial crisis? A dangerous game by two desperate leaders needing to bring others with them as their own economies collapse.

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Can Peter Dutton repair the democracy ‘loyal opposition’.

Democracy is under threat, and a significant part of the problem stems for the distortion of the current model of ‘opposition’. While the politics of division and polarisation of the USA Trump republicans vs Biden democrats attracts most attention on the world stage right now, what happens in Australia following the recent election which saw democracy strike back (page coming soon), has the potential to provide the world with an alternate blueprint for the role of the opposition party, which could reinvigorate democracy and spread to the US and elsewhere.

Is there an alternative to the current Republicans vs Democrats style, where ‘opposition’ is about each party demonising the other?

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Exploring The Roles Of Employment In Society.

This is an an examination of the roles of employment in society. This a reference page as background to deeper explorations on the impact or robotics, the arguments for a ‘living wage’ or basic income, and other topics.

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WWIII?

Was Feb 24th, the start of WWIII? Is it a world war of sanctions, troops and tanks, or nuclear?

NATO, and specifically the US, seem to feel the risk of WWIII is so real, that they refuse Ukraine any assistance that could defeat Putin’s forces and anger him further. Their hope seems to be “let him win on the battlefield but lose through sanctions”.

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So Long Mr. Putin, And Thanks. But Meanwhile….?

War relies upon both sides feeling the other side are the “bad guys” The invasion of Ukraine has reached a point where Ukraine has defeated Putin in the global PR war, labelling Putin and the invaders the “bad guys”, and requiring Putin to escalate measures to try to ensure the new does not spread to much in Russia, and in the military. Meanwhile, there is still a physical invasion war going on, and as Putin’s desperation to hide reality increases, so will the resulting devastation.

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Salami Tactics Battle In Ukraine: What Can Be Done To Stop Russia, and China, and Potentially, WWIII.

Putin taking on ‘the whole salami‘ in Ukraine, has advanced the world to a crisis with two potential outcomes:

  1. The invasion stalls long enough for Putin to lose power in Russia, leading to an end to expansionism not just in Russia, but most likely also improving the worlds relationship with China.
  2. The invasion succeeds, showing the response of nations as powerless in response to aggression, greenlighting a path that could lead to an extension of age of tyrants, and potentially WWIII.

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