by Dave Rollo
”Economic growth” is commonplace in the daily news. We assume it’s a good thing, that a 2–4 percent increase in GDP is beneficial to all. Likewise, we hear that our communities are growing, and we see a 2–4 percent increase in population as reasonable and benign. Meanwhile, visionary community leaders are busy planning for a steady feed of single-digit annual growth. So we’re in good hands, right?
But what the news reports miss is that any steady rate of growth is an exponential function that contains within it a knowable doubling time.
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Gaza’s health system was on the brink of collapse long before October 2023. The densely populated coastal enclave, home to more than two million Palestinians, had been under siege by Israel for 16 years, a policy which tightly limited the movement of people, food, fuel, building materials and more in and out. A 2022 briefing […]
Ash speaks to Yanis Varoufakis and film director Raoul Martinez about their new film Eye Of The Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis, what the left got wrong after 2008 and the West’s complicity in the genocide happening in Gaza. You can buy ‘In The Eye of the Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis […]
Sat down to discuss the downfall of capitalism and Western hegemony, the Labour Party’s shunt to the right, and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Also, we discussed Raoul Martinez’s documentary In The Eye of the Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis
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Interviewed by by Deborah Frances-White in Brian Eno’s Studio, on the occasion of the launch of Raoul Martinez’s IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: Yanis Varoufakis’ Political Odyssey Recorded 15 February in London. Released 21 February 2024. For THE GUILTY FEMINIST side, click here.
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Manos, a sixth-generation farmer from Thessaly, put it to me bluntly when I asked him to explain why he was prepared to drive his tractor 400km to Athens to camp outside Parliament: “If I don’t, my farm will soon follow our village school, co-op, post office and bank branch into oblivion.” His story is neither […]
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BUNNINGS Warehouses around the country are hosting Lions Awareness Day events on Saturday 2 March 2024. Outside the Coffs Harbour store, members of local Lions Clubs will sizzle the BBQ, serve snags and share about their organisation. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us –...
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What isn’t ending? What isn’t on the verge of extinction? It’s a short list of exemptions these days, and we, us human beings, aren’t on it. Neither are bees, bipartisanship, butterflies, coastlines, childhood, civility, coral reefs, democracy, elephants, empire, facts, families, frogs, gender, glaciers, God, higher education, humanities, love, male supremacy, manatees, manhood, men, morality, […]
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AT City of Coffs Harbour’s 8 February meeting, Councillors endorsed a draft Laneways Policy and an associated amendment to the Coffs Harbour Development Control Plan. Both are now on public exhibition for feedback. Advertise with News of The Area today. It’s worth it for your business. Message us. Phone us – (02) 4981 8882. Email...
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