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Tax Cuts, Tax Cuts and More Tax Cuts: Fooling Most of the People Most of the Time

In many parts of the world, from the United States to Europe to the Philippines, tax cuts is the hottest thing since sliced bread. Reducing taxes, it is claimed, is the best way to stimulate the economy. Nobody enjoys paying taxes. High taxes reduces the money we have left to spend. Tax cuts are therefore …

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Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar: Stand Up for the Plight of the Rohingya

The most dramatic example of ethnic cleansing in this century must undoubtedly be that of the Rohingya, a largely Muslim minority in Myanmar. It is estimated that 60% of the Rohingya population have fled Myanmar in the past few years. While mistreatment of the Rohingya has been going on since independence in the predominantly Buddhist …

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Forget Peak Oil-Think Instead About Peak Everything

The world is heading for an “ecological credit crunch” far worse than the recent financial crisis. We humans are over-using the natural resources of the planet. The Living Planet report[1] calculates that humans are using 30% more resources than the Earth can replenish each year. This results in deforestation, degraded soils, polluted air and water, as …

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