As we wait for our government to devise its next stimulus package, a stimulus intended to help us all cope with the fallout of the corona virus pandemic, we all wonder what more our government can do.
Affluenza – The bloated, sluggish and unfulfilled feeling resulting from trying to buy all the latest stuff and keep up with the Joneses.
As was stated in our post last week, growth is considered the primary indicator of economic health in pretty much all countries, whether communist, socialist, or capitalist. This seems to be normal thinking.
For us, living in the 21st century, growth is normal. Our families grow, our homes are bigger, our city grows, our province grows in terms of wealth and population, our country’s GDP grows.
Last month the Manitoba Government committed $33 million to support ‘damage prevention and climate resilience projects’ across the province.
Keeping food costs low seems to be the emphasis of our current food system. The weekly flyers coming from the local supermarkets focus on price, and consumers scour these carefully to see what products are on sale and where the price is lowest.
It could be said that we are consumers, all of us. We consume food, but we also consume many other things, some necessary, some discretionary.
Dandelion season is hard to miss with the verges and people’s gardens full of the bright yellow flowers or the fluffy heads. The bumble bees love them because they are one of the first flowers that come out, and provide nectar for them.
If yeast is introduced into a bowel of suitable media, the behaviour of the yeast is quite predictable. The population will grow exponentially (like compound interest in the bank), until all food is consumed. Then the population will collapse.