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LAO TZU 57

LAO TZU 57

November 30, 2022

In this podcast, we consider Chapter 70 Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. This chapter shows Lao Tzu in expansive mood, urging on us the absolute immediacy of the Tao and the ease with which it is available to us. Click this link to buy me a coffee :) [Free. 23 minutes.]

LAO TZU 56

LAO TZU 56

October 18, 2022

In this podcast, we consider Chapter 69 of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. The theme is strategies for winning that utilise non-doing, wu-wei. [Free. 11 minutes.]

LAO TZU 55

LAO TZU 55

October 16, 2022

This podcast considers chapter 68 of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching. In this chapter, Lao Tzu deals with the application of non-doing, wu-wei, to combat and warfare. [Free. 10 minutes.]

GROWTH, GROWTH, GROWTH? - INTERESTING TIMES 60

GROWTH, GROWTH, GROWTH? - INTERESTING TIMES 60

October 13, 2022

In this podcast, we examine what UK Prime Minister Truss means by the mantra "Growth, growth, growth." We follow by discussing how economic growth is defined formally by The Bank of England. Growth is understood by such institutions as being an increase in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of a nation state over time. We take issue with the notion that GDP is a measure that is useful to facilitate global human flourishing and look at alternative metrics for determining the health and size of an economy. We note that the Bank of England also identifies shortcomings in GDP for getting a good picture of an economy.  We take The Happy Planet index as an example of an alternative metric to GDP and tease out some of the features of its threefold  desideratum, for a good, healthy economy of  "long, happy and sustainable lives". We point out that the GDP measure is useful only to gamblers in the exclusive global casino of finance capital.  Click the link to by me a coffee :) [Free. 36 minutes]

LAO TZU 54

LAO TZU 54

October 10, 2022

In this podcast, we discuss Chapter 67 of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching in which Lao Tzu elucidates the necessity for good leaders to embody compassion, thrift and humility.  Click this link to buy us a coffee! [Free. 19 minutes.]

EIE, A GLIMMER OF HOPE - INTERESTING TIMES 59

EIE, A GLIMMER OF HOPE - INTERESTING TIMES 59

October 4, 2022

In this podcast, we appraise the recent demonstrations in 50 UK towns and cities by the Enough is Enough movement, which has largely been instigated by a number of active trade unions to combat the cost of living crisis. We find the broad base of the movement encouraging as well as its grounding in the lived experience of the working class, economically understood. Click BUY ME A COFFEE to make a small donation. [Free. 23 minutes.]

DESTRUCTIVE CONSEQUENCES OF TRUSSONOMIC - INTERESTING TIMES 58

DESTRUCTIVE CONSEQUENCES OF TRUSSONOMIC - INTERESTING TIMES 58

September 29, 2022

In this podcast we discuss the recent UK mini-budget and its immediate consequences. We draw out the necessity for a wide range of co-ordinated radical activisms to bring about necessary system change, the inter-relatedness of the many crises facing the UK and the world beyond, and the centrality to any cogent analysis of an understanding of economic class-antagonism. [Free. 41 minutes.]

LAO TZU 53

LAO TZU 53

September 9, 2022

In this podcast we jump off from Chapter 66 of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching into a discussion of the central metaphors that can be used to understand the world and society. We also discuss the notion of trust and the high value accorded to it by Lao Tzu. We explore the role of trust in naturally occurring communism. And more. BUY ME A COFFEE. Click to make a small donation. [Free. 35 minutes.]

ECSTACY AND THE APOCALYPSE

ECSTACY AND THE APOCALYPSE

September 4, 2022

This podcast is a meditation on the contrast between natural ecstasies which affirm the human enterprise and can emphasise our connectedness to all things and the chaos engulfing the world as ecological, economic and cultural systems increase in instability, all at the same time. I arrive at a few practical suggestions which arise directly out of the meditation. Buy me a coffee by following the link. [Free. 18 minutes.]

SUNSET - MUSIC

SUNSET - MUSIC

August 28, 2022

Some music that I used as the soundtrack for a short video animating a water colour painting. BUY ME A COFFEE! Follow this link to make a small one-off donation.

[Free. 6 mins. 11 sec.]

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