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Service or greed?

In charging for a product or service these days it far too often seems that the criterion is, “How much can I make?’ instead of, “How much is fair?” ☺

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Assumptions of product safety by self-interested parties.

Examples of irresponsible research, technology, manufacture and marketing where long term effects are definitely unknown are: D.P.A. in plastics, probable leaching of metals into body tissues from prostheses, additives to food, numerous pharmaceuticals as well as a long list of … Continue reading

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Technological trap.

We are in a technological trap: there is so much dangerous, or potentially dangerous, to life and health that is constantly being developed and allowed to be used that we are incapable of monitoring it  to make wise choices. In … Continue reading

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Excessive profit.

The drivers of the excessive profits so manifest today are the shareholders and the stock markets. ☺

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Civilizations.

Learning about the Australian aborigine some 20,000 years ago I am struck by their profound awareness and culture and the fact that, by comparison, the awareness and culture of modern mankind in the “first world” is puny and shallow. The … Continue reading

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Being civilized.

The meanings of the word civilized are all positive as well as its concept so how can we, who consider ourselves to be civilized, be civilized whilst doing the things we are doing and behaving as we do?

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The urge for profit.

This urge is so pronounced that industries which damage the Earth and/or the environment do not act to remedy the results of their misdeeds although, to anyone with a modicum of intelligence, humanity – all life – can do without … Continue reading

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