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Trickle Down

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Ecology, Featured | 0 comments

Trickle Down

We live in a strange time. While we destroy nature in the name of consumerism and profit the underlying economic ideology is the so called Trickle Down effect. I am not an economist, but let me try to explain how I see it. The advocates of the Neo-liberal (1) Trickle-down economics (2) assert, that the pot has to be filled up. When it is filled up, than the superfluous liquid in the pot will trickle down. The pot is synonymous for a affluent people in society and the people at the bottom will...

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Self Help and Social Change

Posted by on Feb 1, 2011 in Sustainability | 13 comments

Self Help and Social Change

Although about 100 people regrettably lost their lives in the unrests in Egypt, the movement itself is very encouraging. The people are taking their fate into their own hands. The people decide in a non-violent manner, to change a political system. God speed to the people of Egypt and may they succeed, just as the people in Tunisia have succeeded. History offers some examples, how people succeeded in changing history in a non-violent manner. Mahatma Gandhi is the leading figure, the Monday...

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Technology in the Here and Yet

Posted by on Dec 8, 2010 in Ecology | 0 comments

Technology in the Here and Yet

Our collective knowledge increases rapidly. The more we know, the less we seem to think of the consequences of this knowledge and how it is utilized daily. Technology is quintessential nothing but applied knowledge. We all are constantly confronted with the moral implications of how we apply the knowledge. Although we prefer to look the other way. But regarding the state of earth at the beginning of the 21. century the diagnosis is rather bad. Still we know it, no one can deny the possibility...

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The Failure of the TOTEM System

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Totem | 19 comments

The Failure of the TOTEM System

The title of this post is misleading, since the TOTEM System as a concept and the idea of the Inherent Energy are viable solutions for challenging the Climate Change and the growing World Population. But one reason stands against the TOTEM System and the Inherent Energy and this the urge to maximize profits. This seems is the most important imperative today. For this very reasons Climate Change is happening. And no one is free of this guilt, because no one will be satisfied if one gets always...

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