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The Ubuntu Movement and Climate Change

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Ecology, Featured | 12 comments

The Ubuntu Movement and Climate Change

The state of the world must be really bad, Why else would there be so many prophets of a better future. If you would just follow the instructions please and everything will be just fine. Paradise, the Messiah, Peace and Love and Understanding! I wish it would be so. I agree with the premise of how bad the state of the world is and I don’t think it will get better any time soon. On the contrary, considering the growing world population and a possible Climate Change, the chances are it will...

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Limits of Money

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Sustainability | 3 comments

Limits of Money

Just like in real life, things are coming an going in waves. The water builds up and at the highest point it breaks and declines. This is true for most situations in life. And this wave is also to be seen in history. Mighty empires have emerged and have vanished, and their Monetary System (1) collapsed as well. Not necessarily the economy, only the money (tary) system. In North-America, the immigrants issued their own money to be independent from the money of the motherland England. The...

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Money and Energy

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in Ecology | 3 comments

Money and Energy

In the movie Cabaret is a song called, Money makes the world go round! Everyone knows that to be true. Without Money nothing goes, one can’t even buy a loaf of bread. And a roof above the head is out of the question without money. Money provides social security. And the more one has of it, even luxury. Money has become as important as foodstuff and oxygen. Without it one could die of starvation.   This is the personal level on which money plays a role. There are more levels, economics...

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The Dictatorship of Nature

Posted by on Oct 17, 2010 in Ecology | 9 comments

The Dictatorship of Nature

We all live in, what is called in German the Sachzwang. The dictionary translates it as Inherent necessity. I, personally prefer to call it the dictate of a situation. A situation which determines our actions. If one is not rich, one has to work. And even the rich person is not free from the Sachzwang, the wealth must be managed and increased. It was always like that, we were limited because of technologies not yet invented. Humans once could not do what is today common. The other side of the...

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