May 252014
 
The downside of automatic CAPTCHA plugins: aiding the enemy (spammers)

Over 60% of all visitors to the average website are non-human. Many of these are automatic spam robots. These so called bots post comments with […]

Aug 152011
 
Congratulations Sao Paulo, Brazil! Successfully fighting advertising and visual pollution for 4 years!

It has been over four years now that one of the biggest cities in the western world has banned any form of outdoor advertising: Sao […]

Aug 142011
 
14 ideas how to reduce advertising and over-consumption

With the use of free Adblock plugins in internet browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome it has become easy to reduce advertising – […]

Aug 112011
 
Riot criminality - a product of consumerism and social breakdown?

Here is an excellent article on how consumerism should be considered the true direct cause of riot crimes (and probably many others). Consumerism, of course, […]

Aug 092011
 
Shocking! Governments only interested in getting us back to over-consumption

It’s unbelievable. We are facing a serious global crisis (global fiat money system collapsing, resource and energy shortages,..) and all our  countries’ leaders care about […]

Aug 022011
 
How come the stock market gets free advertising in the mainstream news (USA, Australia)?

One thing I noticed when I moved to the US – and to a lesser extend  when I moved to Australia – was the consistent […]

Jul 312011
 
The bizarre business of intentional product failure: planned obsolescence

For at least a century many products have been purposefully designed to fail – so we can buy them again and again. This rather bizarre […]