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What’s Wrong with Capitalism? A Lot. A Hell of a Lot

  • Capitalism is an economic and industrial system run by private ownership to maximise profit
  • The gap between the rich and poor shows the three wealthiest individuals in the world have assets more than the poorest 10 percent of the world’s population
  • The three richest people in the US own as much wealth as the bottom half of the nation’s population
  • The world’s richest 1% own 82% of the world’s wealth
  • Through evasion and loopholes, major US corporations pay between zero and 13% in taxes of the 35% rate – despite the suffering of the world’s poor in every society.
  • Capitalism makes use of people, animals, natural resources and the environment to maximise profit
  • It is easier to imagine the end of the world than imagine the end of capitalism
  • Start imagining and acting on the imagination to end capitalism
  • You will contribute to end the imagination of the end of the world
  • Capitalism survives because we cannot see any alternative
  • Is capitalism the most abusive, exploitative and violent system to dominate the Earth?

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Imagine. You are a Jew and you find yourselves expelled from your homeland

Empathy between human beings stands as a powerful force for mutual understanding.

Empathy is the ability to feel what it is like to be in the shoes of another. Continue reading 

70 Years this week. A Country for Israelis. A Catastrophe for Palestinians. The Key is Reconciliation

Dear Dharma Friends,

I returned home to Totnes, England on Tuesday evening (17 April 2018) from En Dor in northern Israel. Continue reading 

Should Buddhists send loving kindness to Donald Trump?

Practising Buddhists regard themselves as non-violent, tolerant, mindful and meditative. Their spiritual teachers will probably encourage them to direct their loving kindness to everybody. Continue reading 

Aung San Suu Kyi, Politics and Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

Newspaper columns, television and radio news in the West have given much space and time to the long-standing silence or virtual silence of Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi on Myanmar’s humanitarian crisis as an estimate 400,000 Muslims flee her country into poverty stricken Bangladesh. Continue reading