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The free market doesn’t ‘deliver the goods’ for most of the world's people. It delivers a lot of goods for a few, a fairly decent standard of living for a larger number, and much, much less for the majority. The free market isn’t just the stockbrokers on Bay Street making several hundred thousand year, it’s also the cleaners in those same building making $7 an hour.
Interview - ‘Free markets’

We see the U.S. and its allies launching themselves into an unnecessary but potentially calamitous war, all the while believing they remain in control of events and that everything will turn out just as they planned. Those who will pay the cost will be those who had nothing to do with starting the war. Ordinary Iraqi working people, who have already suffered for years under an exceptionally brutal dictatorship, will face death and maiming, the loss of loved ones and of homes and possessions.
War in the Gulf

Fence at the Land - Photo by Ulli Diemer


Words of Wisdom

  • Live as though you are going to die tomorrow; read as though you are going to live forever.
  • – Erasmus


Many good ideas have been shipwrecked because people insisted that they were universally applicable, failing to distinguish between situations to which they applied and ones to which they didn't.
Green Municipalism

This is a government which prides itself on "making unpopular decisions," on never compromising, on never changing course. The man in charge is as determined as the captain of the Titanic, disdainfully brushing off ridiculous warnings of icebergs and giving orders to push on, full steam ahead.
Contamination: The Poisonous Legacy of Ontario’s Environmental Cutbacks

Alphabetical List of Books Reviewed
By Ulli Diemer

For Reasons of State
By Noam Chomsky.
From Lenin to Stalin
A first-hand account of the Stalinist takeover in Russia.
The Householder’s Guide to Community Defence Against Bureaucratic Aggression
By Antony Jay
How Things Don’t Work
By Victor Papanek & James Hennessey
The I.F. Stone’s Weekly Reader
By I.F. Stone.
The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researchers and Journalists
By Mary McGuire, Linda Stilborne, Melinda McAdams, Laurel Hyatt
Israel: A Colonial Settle State
By Maxime Rodinson
NetResearch: Finding Information Online
By Daniel J. Barrett
Oxford Guide to Library Research
By Thomas Mann
Secrets of the Super Searchers
By Reva Basch
Secrets of the Super Net Searchers
By Reva Basch
Ten Lost Years
By Barry Broadfoot.
The Truth About Kent State
By Peter Davies and The Board of Church and Society of The United Methodist Church
The Unfashionable Human Body
By Bernard Rudolfsky