I’ve been watching as the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York City gains momentum. Worldwide, similar movements centred on similar flash points of discontent have been bubbling up. I attended the first day of the Occupy London protest, and I filmed some footage I have compiled into a short film which […]
It is the way of all movements, no matter how well-intentioned, to pass over time into self-serving corruption. Many years ago it was realised that without a common medium of exchange, the melon farmer would only be able to get shoes from a cobbler who wanted melons. Over time this basic concept of money as […]
On Wednesday September 21st 2011, The Irish Examiner ran an editorial by Steven King (not the horror author) on the world reaching 7 billion people. All personal politics aside, the main problem with the article was that it was in many places a direct copy of a speech delivered by Brendan O’Neill, the […]
I’ve been asked to join a debate on the role of consumerism in the London riots on BBC Sunday Morning Live on BBC One, Sunday August 14th at 10am. Feel free to tune in. If my face doesn’t look too off-putting via webcam, I’ll try to get a clip for the site somehow.
So it has come to this. Outside, sirens doppler back and forth every few minutes. My street is one of the quiet ones. The looting is restricted to areas with high street brands.
The irony here is so thick it could cure anaemia. London is overrun by looters, smashing in windows, tearing open shutters […]
I just got back from the Cannes Film Festival, where I had the chance to schmooze my socks off with the rest of the film industry’s hopefuls and helpfuls. I was out there making contacts with sales agents, distributors, exhibitors, film festivals and other sundry personnel. Making an indie movie requires a lot of personal […]
I’ve just uploaded a new podcast with the guys from Positive Money.
Talking to them about money creation really got me thinking about the predicament we find ourselves in these days. For a […]
Last night, I dropped some friends off at their hotel after a lovely evening. We said our goodbyes and I headed for the Underground station nearby. On my way, I passed several darkened doorways, and in two of them there were homeless guys settled in for the night. Both of them were reading books. My […]