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Late March 2012 the government of Denmark agreed with most opposition parties on a plan of public investments in renewable energy and goals for future levels of sustainability. While the agreement was received with enthusiasm and envy by the environmentally inclined segment of the world population, at home the Danish Minister was met with mixed reactions. Why? The centre-left Danes had voted for much higher ...

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Toxic, Toxic Debt: Let the Sumerians Teach Us a Lesson

In ancient Babylon, kings would periodically announce a “Jubilee”, a day when all excessive debts were cancelled, and the most chronic debtors could breathe freely again (until next time perhaps, but still). This is a simple concept which 21st-century political élites in the Global North still fail to grasp, even in the face of incontestable evidence. ...

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