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Gangsters vs puppets – a case in point


Even though they’re all bastards in my book, I take my hat of to Putin for at least being his own man and not in the pockets of the Military Industrial Complex or corporations (though he may loot the economy

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Posted in The Book

We Can Do It Better – a timely example

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The subtitle of my book The State Is Out Of Date is “We Can Do It Better” and here is a great example. Many like to think the government is keeping an eye on our safety, intervening to be sure

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Posted in 7 Natural Government v. State Control, The Book

How pharmaceuticals infect NHS policy


The Independent sheds light on the means by which pharmaceutical companies shape government health policy to their own bottom line. It seems like most patient’s lobby groups are funded, managed, and represented by agents of the pharmaceutical industry. The industry

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Posted in 27 The Drugs Problem

Corruption rife in European Union – according to EU study

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The European Union is reporting at least €120 Billion per year lost to corruption. The real figure is potentially far higher, considering that the section on EU institutional corruption was redacted from the report. By way of comparison, the total

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Posted in 3 The State Is Out Of Date

Secrecy covers state outsourcing

Why is outsourcing shrouded in secrecy? Billions in spending are at stake, and ministers should come clean about the grisly details Full story here, from the Daily Telegraph, 18th Jan, 2014

Posted in 25 Strange Fruit

Seven current examples of the out-of-date state in action.

UK  – FRACKING away! The UK government pushes forward with its plans to frack the hell out of our green and pleasant land, pumping toxic chemicals through miles of horizontal shafts beneath the ground. They are bribing local councils to

Posted in 0 Preface - A Natural State, 20 The State Of Business

The state is worse than obsolete

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As we stride forward into a global community of the 21st century, the state increasingly attempts to drag us backwards through overbearing surveillance and repressive laws that increasingly favor large corporate interests. This article from the Guardian tells it like

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Posted in 20 The State Of Business

US cops kill more innocents than the war in Iraq and terrorists combined

The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000. The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489.

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Posted in 11 Our Problems - Our Solutions, 16 Who Owns You?

Faking Crime Figures apparently not a crime

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Yes, the police manage and massage the crime figures to meet targets and objectives and get away with it, as Simon Jenkins reported in the Guardian. I’ve written about the inherent problem of a system in which those who deal

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Posted in 11 Our Problems - Our Solutions, 17 Victimless Crimes

Victimless crimes get life in prison

From The Guardian: At about 12.40pm on 2 January 1996, Timothy Jackson took a jacket from the Maison Blanche department store in New Orleans, draped it over his arm, and walked out of the store without paying for it. When

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Posted in 17 Victimless Crimes, 25 Strange Fruit