Few Refugees live in a Place of Refuge

Progress is something that humans do and generally progress is thought to be a good thing. But humans fail to understand that you can progress more easily in the wrong direction than you can in the right direction. The latest achievement of human progress is the estimate by the United Nations that there are 51.2 million people living as refugees from war or persecution and that this figure is the highest since the end of the Second World War. Continue reading

The great land grab

The big money may be moving out of stock markets across the world and it may be worried about the security of bank deposits but one thing is sure; it is rushing into investing in land, arable land, around the tropical and sub tropical world. In the past ten years Oxfam reports that 227 million hectares of farm land have been bought or leased by big business and investors. Continue reading