Monthly Archives: October 2011

Gini Index 0.38!: Another Occupy Wall Street Slogan

I guess one of the ways that Occupy Wall Street needs to become more economically literate is by knowing about the Gini Index, which measures inequality. The Gini Index is 0 if everyone has the same income, and 1 if … Continue reading

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‘As Our Problems Become More Complex, Our Attention Span Diminishes’ Social Media?

I asked a friend of mine, who is an expert on social media, a question that has concerned me for some time. 1) Is the planet wide instant messaging Twitter world we are creating, the beginnings of a collective mind … Continue reading

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Conflict Poetry: What Narcissism Means to Me

One of the key steps in the conflict model underlying this blog (see the relevant pages in the Home Page heading) is Getting Real. So many of the issues I post on in the wider political world seem to reflect … Continue reading

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Blogger’s Dream: the West Bank and Beyond

‘I wouldn’t worry ’bout it none, though Them old dreams are only in your head’ Talking Third World War Blues, Bob Dylan I had a dream last night that perhaps threw some light on issues of war and peace. And yes, … Continue reading

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Occupy the Tax Havens!

Note: This blog uses humor to discuss serious issues, but don’t ever take it too literally. I thought it was time to turn our attention to tax evasion, which is a big factor in the accumulation of the richest 1% … Continue reading

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Conflict Humor: St Paul’s Cathedral and Mammon

The Church of England has forced the resignation of Giles Fraser, a Cannon at St Paul’s Cathedral, London for his support for the Occupy Wall Street folk around his Church, and this has prompted this cartoon from Steve Bell in … Continue reading

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‘Now is the Winter of Our Discontent’: Occupy Wall Street

My friends in the UAW (United Auto Workers) joined in!  Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lour’d upon our house In the deep bosom of the … Continue reading

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