Key Issues:

Actually, the basic key to the whole thing is rather simple:

When one understands how things work (the "means") then one can work with them to achieve the required "ends"...... But if one only has desires ("ends") then one will always be frustrated -because one doesn't understand the "means" and the way the ends and the means relate to, and interact with, each other (in sometimes somewhat complex and paradoxical ways).......

Modern, global, consumerism, is based on the commercial exploitations of people's frustrations. That is why it only teaches people how to become frustrated -and not how to solve their problems.

However, like most things, these very simple beginnings can lead one into complicated issues in many different areas of human experience.


Project Home Farm

Our Letter to some Seed Companies


Monologues on the  Problematic Nature of Modern Life

Cultural Axioms

Getting the Solutions Together?

Internet, Industrialisation and Social Engineering


On the other hand, many people just don't seem too interested in trying to find out how things work

While people have economic interests in creating and promoting problems, nobody has a professional or economic interest in finding effective, integrated solutions.

I believe it is called "Market failure".

Trevor Batten
 <trevor at tebatt dot net>
 Baclayon 2016