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A New Year

January 6, 2019 - 14:58 -- Admin

Circumstances change, but not always for the better. On a personal level, I am no longer walking the dogs. Lack of any exercise will likely make my situation worst. There is no diagnosis of my condition.

The situation in the world at large is no better. Whether it is Brazil, the Phillipines, and if we can ignore the Middle East, the United States or Australia.

Democratic governance appears to be be either undermined, by the refusal to address structural problems, or to be openly despised. Clearly to ignore the threat of Climate Change is to enage in a deadly political diversion.

I wonder whether the national state makes sense, or at least needs to be transformed. The American Hegemon ignores the rights of nation states. Why, for example, do not the Kurds have thier own state? The Hazaras have the same idea. Who protects the rights of Yazidis, or for that matter, the Uyghurs(and other ethnic minorities in China)?

Yanis Varoufakis, attempts to explain Brexit, in terms of “looney economics”: