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Author: John Blythe

Smaller Scale Democracies Help to Overcome Colonial Mistakes

Smaller Scale Democracies Help to Overcome Colonial Mistakes Large nation states are not the only political systems in which war, economic mismanagement, social ills, poverty and aggression take place. Smaller states have also been subject to these issues. To understand the causes of these issues in smaller states, it is important to know the causes, […]

A Simple Guide to Cleaning Memorials

A Simple Guide to Cleaning Memorials Following our Local Matters volunteer activists efforts to clean a WWI memorial to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we have compiled a simple and helpful guide for anyone who would like to contribute to these efforts themselves in the future. Unfortunately, our memorials are often forgotten and left […]

A Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Small

A Brief Introduction to the Philosophy of Small War and nuclear weapons, population excess, environmental abuse, resource squandering, social disintegration, lack of democratic control – these are some of the issues that Local Matters have highlighted before. For around a century leading artists, writers and philosophers have raised warning voices telling us we are on […]

Economics Stole Your Vote

Economics Stole Your Vote Economics has three fundamental factors of production: land, labour, and capital. Balancing these elements correctly generates wealth. However, another element often overlooked by modern economics is something called ‘humanity’. Removing humanity from the equation has lowered its status in calculations, companies and governments often don’t consider the people in their decision […]

Communities Will Eclipse the Nation-state

Communities Will Eclipse the Nation-state Every Western society lives in more or less the same way, regardless of its political structure. The nation-state is still there formally, but at first glance, the differences are shrinking. This merging of lives can be seen to be growing through media, television, entertainment, and above all, global markets, which […]

The Supermarket: War on Local Business

The Supermarket: War on Local Business We currently live in a market world, which has established a system which supports the growth of supermarkets, large scale shopping malls and online e-commerce, with a complete disregard for what shopping historically was to Europe, and indeed to much of the world. Shopping was, until recent years, a […]

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