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

Are we moving the furniture around on a sinking ship?

The ship is capitalism. There are alternatives to capitalism/socialism/communism – the predominant ideologies of the past centuries.

The new economics (reconomics) generates ethics, values, co-operation, local community, sustainability and international co-operation.

These take priority in political decision making. Continue reading 

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