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WTO to Discuss IP rights for Vaccines

In my opinion, one of the unfortunate side effects of the global pandemic is that Big Pharma can now posture as the savior of humanity. Given the past behavior of some major pharmaceutical companies, they have shown themselves to be…

How to be a Useful Idiot

Given the rise in various "conspiracy theories" around the current pandemic and those who have been caught up in them, it is time for some explanation around how this happens and why. I would like to dedicate this article to…

Big Data

Big Data is Watching You

The title of this article is slightly misleading. Big data is not watching you, but big data could not exist without all of your activities on the Internet being monitored on a continuous basis. So what? Since you are not…

Filter Bubble

The Filter Bubble

One of the more pervasive and pernicious aspects of social media and web based marketing  is what is known as "the filter bubble". This impacts all of us since the content we are viewing on the internet is selected or…

Conspiracy Theory Marketing

Conspiracy Theory Marketing

Let me clarify, what I am discussing in this article is a technique of marketing that is being widely used by those promoting so called "conspiracy theories", as a way of promoting their products and services. The term "conspiracy theory"…

Covid 19 Revelations (updated Jan/21)

The covid 19 pandemic has create an opportunity to ask ourselves: “What has this crisis revealed about how healthcare systems and governments approach human health and are the current approaches optimal and sustainable?” Most of us have willingly complied with…

Why is the World Economy a mess?

If you really want to understand the global economy as it now functions you need to watch the following video. It is a recording of a presentation by William K. Black who is a professor of economics and law at…

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