The Daily Paradox

Big change in Big Business

The people who realise how serious the climate situation is are the more intelligent members of society and those with a longer view, whatever the reason. They may have grandchildren or great grandchildren who they want to see survive and enjoy a good life on earth. They may be animal lovers who want to keep…
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Search to remember

It’s not just a slightly sweet tooth that has encouraged me to eat a few chocolates every day. From an early age I can remember that my tendency to black despair, often triggered by not feeling too well, could be alleviated by a little chocolate. I’m not sure there is scientific proof of this phenomenon…
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Our valuable consciousness

When we say life is the most important thing in the world we are using a shorthand. We mean more than just being alive. We mean consciousness. An unconscious person can still be alive, can still be precious to us but, by definition, they are not fully partaking of life. Their value is largely to…
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LIBERAL POLITICAL ECONOMIES?

Rafiq Jumabhoy When I was speaking to John about my thoughts during the pandemic, he said, “put it on paper!” So, with the proviso that these are my random thoughts and not claiming academic rigor, here goes. Many watched with horror as “democratic” countries legislated draconian measures to wrest control over the public narrative whilst…
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Getting it right

Any thinking employer is already dedicated to the welfare of his or her staff. It is common sense to be so. Tolerance of the mental and physical stress caused by Covid-19 is a prerequisite for any boss who hopes to retain and retrain his people. All this is management gospel for 2021, 2022 and beyond.…
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A fight to live

Watching a nature programme that I enjoy, I saw two mountain rams fighting it out. Their beautiful, fully curled horns clashed on the steep slopes they had chosen for their battle. The crash of their headgear was enough to make anyone wince, but I didn’t. They were taking good care of each other, even in…
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‘Commit or quit’

The material cost of Covid can be – sort of – measured; the emotional cost cannot. That it is big and highly significant nobody denies. But we do not know the full personal extent of it. Nor do we know if some of the problems people are finding were there long ago lurking in the…
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The Sunset Part 2

My Daily Paradox of 20Sep21 (Too busy doing what?) advised looking at the sunset. It struck a  chord with a great many people. While watching “a promise of tomorrow” – as I define a sunset – I have four questions it is worth asking yourself. It may be tempting to give short, smart answers but…
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Too busy doing what?

The sources of pressure increase unremittingly. They have been variously ascribed to The Climate Crisis, Covid-19, the Delta Variant, The Shortage of Chips, Mail Order Purchasing Growth, WFH, Draconian Privacy Laws, Former President Trump, President Biden, The Rarity of Rare Earth, The Collapse of The Hospitality and Travel Industry, Too Many EMails, Too Many WhatsApps,…
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In the wake of a disaster

The dangerous and self-destructive withdrawal from Afghanistan by the US is exactly what we did not want from a new President struggling to right many of the wrons left by his predecessor. Its coincidence with the twentieth anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre Twin Towers reminds us of the major starting…
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