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Hans Rosling

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Anticolonial Imperialism

The term “colonialism” is often used synonymously with “imperialism”: the imposition of a state’s will upon external territory. Yet “colonialism” is derived from the word “colony”; thus, strictly speaking, colonialism is a form of imperialism in which a state settles … Continue reading

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Small Finland can do

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Purity of arms

The Dahiya strategy Israel finally realizes that Arabs should be accountable for their leaders’ acts Yaron London Published: 10.06.08, 11:04 The “Dahiya strategy” is a term that will become entrenched in our security discourse. Dahiya is the Shiite quarter in … Continue reading

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chicanery

“If English was good enough for Jesus Christ, it’s good enough for me.” (A U.S. Congressman to Dr. David Edwards, head of the Joint National Committee on Language, about the necessity of a modern commercial nation to be multi-lingual.) Art. … Continue reading

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the consumer class

In the United States (Original in Mindfully.org): Reducing consumption without reducing use is a costly delusion. If undeveloped countries consumed at the same rate as the US, four complete planets the size of the Earth would be required. People who … Continue reading

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a green energy revolution

Germany’s renewable energy revolution Tim Smedley Guardian Professional, Friday 10 May 2013 17.58 BST To many a casual observer, Germany’s reaction to the Fukushima disaster seemed knee-jerk to say the least. Nuclear power produces nearly 20% of Germany’s energy, but … Continue reading

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top 1 percent status

The top 1 percent of the world Patrick Chisholm Writer/Editor, PolicyDynamics.Org 10:26 AM 11/09/2011 In order to reach that top 1 percent status, you need to earn around $47,500 per year. That’s about the average per capita income in the … Continue reading

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a finite World

Humans have become a geological force and that we might have already gone over tipping points of biosphere stability (http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/  , http://www.stockholmresilience.org/21/research/research-programmes/planetary-boundaries.html , http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/all_publications/living_planet_report/ ). See for example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn3_hviRfdU for a summary. On May 10, 2013, scientists at Mauna Loa … Continue reading

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Levels of Formality Around the World

Heather R Morgan from LinkedIn Levels of Formality in Business Emails Around the World Because German and Japanese have many rules dictating the formalities of the language itself, writing emails to people from these countries is formal and somewhat formulaic. … Continue reading

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