• Archive for January, 2008

    Somalia – Functional Anarcho-capitalism?

    by  • January 16, 2008 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    The east African country of Somalia has been without a functioning central government since the overthrow of its aging ruler, General Mohamed Siad Barre, in 1991. Since the dictator fled, the country has been victim to a horrific clan-based conflict, and has become the archetype of a failed state. … Yet, despite the chaos, and [...]

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    What is to America as Lead in the drinking water was to Rome?

    by  • January 9, 2008 • The Global Picture • 0 Comments

    The Divorce Pill? Women generally prefer the smell of men whose MHC gene complements are different from theirs, setting the stage for the best biological match. But Wedekind’s T-shirt study revealed one notable exception to this rule: women on the birth-control pill. When the pill users among his subjects sniffed the array of pre-worn T-shirts, [...]

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    Permaculture in India

    by  • January 6, 2008 • The Global Picture • 4 Comments

    Bill Mollison, the founding father of the Permaculture movement, gives us a quick tour of one of his many projects. This time we’re in central India, a couple of hours north of Hyderabad — walking amongst mangoes, bananas and a wide variety of other fruit and vegetables. What’s special about it is this ‘food forest’ [...]

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