The Disaffected Lib: How’s This For a Script? Warning – It’s a Tough Read.

Young men and women, conscripts, manning the ramparts at Festung (fortress) Europa as legions of desperate migrants approach seeking safety. As the steely commander shouts the order the young defenders reluctantly open fire on the horde knowing they have no other choice – the migrants carry among them a highly infectious strain of cholera. Sounds ...

Politics and its Discontents: An Elegant Solution

Earlier this month I posted an interview with Neil Turok, head of The Perimeter Institute and the deliverer of this year’s Massey Lectures. As I indicated in my original post, I was struck both by Turok’s humanity and his optimism, perhaps best exemplified when he said that almost all the problems we face are caused ...

350 or bust: Are You Ready To Sit Down For What You Believe In?

Who says building a better world is all work and no play? Who Gives A Crap is a fun campaign created by three engineers/product designers who have developed a toilet paper that is made from 100 % post-consumer waste, without the dyes/ink/glue/chlorine that makes regular TP so bad for the planet. Apparently it’s also soft ...