About this site and me
I'm Bill Geddes, a retired social anthropologist. Over a fairly
lengthy lifetime (a septuagenarian) I have time and again been confronted by the
need to understand and explain the impact of capitalism on the people and
communities I have worked in and tried to understand.
The ideas and information presented here are a product of that
fifty year exploration.
Nothing I say here should be considered the 'final word' or 'the
answer' to any of the problems I address or issues I attempt to explain. My hope
is that they will stimulate interested and concerned people to further explore
and expand their own understanding of the nature, history and both social and
environmental consequences of capitalism.
I sincerely believe that unregulated internationalized
capitalism, as it is practiced at the start of the 21st century, is inimical to
the well-being of communities of people wherever they might live or whatever
they might believe and understand about the world in which they live.
Capitalism must be regulated and subordinated to the needs of
communities. In the present global order, globalized capitalism has subordinated
communities to its requirements and interests, effectively reducing them to a
'workforce' and 'consumer base' for its activities and products.
Why ‘Third World’ and why ‘development’?
Capitalism and Christmas: Peace on Earth? Junk Drawer fillers,
Trinkets, Collectibles, Fantasy, Resignation, Betrayal and Déjà Vu
Capitalism: It is time to stop blaming the victims
Capitalism: Sovereign Debt, Quantitative Easing (QE) and the
The Consequences of Capitalism: Is that a Road-Train behind those
Capitalism: Let's Re-regulate the World!!
Capitalism, Renewable Energy, Ennui and the Fabled Ostrich
Capitalism and parables: It's all about gardening
Pre-empting Henry Hyde's Nightmare
Global Capitalism: The Exploited Planet, the Torrent of Garbage
and The Warnings
The History and Nature of Capitalism - The Book
Jeremy Geddes Art
Renee Rutherfurd Music
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