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    Feasta on Energy and Money

    The Post Carbon Institute posts this series of videos of a talk by Richard Douthwaite, co-founder of Feasta, an Irish think tank concerned with sustainable economics. He was speaking by phone and video to a group in Michigan, about a month before last year's Copenhagen Summit climate talks, so it is like watching Max Headroom do a slide show. The first four videos are about the problem, the last two are Feasta's proposal for a cap and share system and debt-free currency to keep the poorer folk going.

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    Wikileaks: More Crap + Updated Crap



    This evening, I was amused to see last night's Daily Show discussing Wikileaks as regards transparency vs privacy:

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    Understanding Obama via WikiLeaks

    The latest Wikileaks document dump, filled mostly with low-grade diplomatic communications, does lay bare one thing that should have been painfully obvious all along: President Obama's Iran strategy.

    Here's part of the New York Times write-up:

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    Stimulus or Austerity?



    BBC reports that The Ben Bernanke gave a speech to the European Central Bank defending Quantitative Easing:

    Ben Bernanke hits back at Fed critics

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    World Energy Outlook for 2010


    For a little background, Energy Depletion thinker Richard Heinberg narrates 300 Years of Fossil-fueled Addiction in Five Minutes.

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    Is Indonesia Positioning Itself Snugly Between the United States and China?

    ArtAppraiser asked for my thoughts on a New York Times article about the relationships Indonesia is forging with the United States and China. I have to admit I haven't been paying that much attention to politics and economics over here. There isn't much in-depth analysis in the English-language press and my friends are mostly fellow teachers, so we talk more about grammar and culture than geopolitical manuevering. But, for what's it's worth, I do have some thoughts.

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