Author Archives: jbstubley

Blowing the Whistle

Amid the revelations by Edward Snowden on America’s surveillance operations, as well as the ongoing trial of Bradley Manning, and the effective ‘house arrest’ of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the one question that doesn’t seem to find much of the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Surveillance of Our Time: Protecting the Flame

The word surveillance comes from the French ‘sur’ – over – ‘veiller’ – to watch.  Surveillance is overseeing / watching over. From the outset, this word appears to have been connected to the activities of the state in relation to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Boston Lessons and the Second America

Following the recent Boston Marathon bombings, the world turned its eyes to Massachusetts and watched with interest as a whole chain of events unfolded. The story reached a certain climax when the second suspect was apprehended by police. Soon after, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unpacking the Suitcase: Journeys into Higher Education

I recently undertook an experiment. It involved enrolling in a university course – in this case an economics/business degree at the bachelor level – in order to see what it may be possible to learn. For several hundred dollars I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Crossing the Fiscal Cliff: From Competitive to Associative Economics

Much has been made, in recent months, of the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ that the U.S. government, at any moment it seems, threatens to plummet over and fall, flailing, into the economic abyss. The picture has become, already, somewhat cliché, though … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Christmas Gift: “Everything I Have I Owe to Others”

At this time of year it is possible to feel into some of the archetypal activities of giving and receiving in relation to social life. On one hand it is possible to have the feeling that it is not what … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Money Dreaming: “Everyone is a Banker”

In my country – Noongar Country in Western Australia – the Whadjuk word for money is the same as the word for rock: Boya. Only with the arrival of Europeans did the word for an externalised monetary system come about … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Which One is the Bad Movie?: Rewriting the World Script

We have seen, in recent weeks, violent protests around the world in reaction to a movie called The Innocence of Muslims. During and following these protests we have also seen violent reactions from police and military. Intertwined within this we … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Batman and Beyond: Overcoming Evil on the Screen, in the World, in Ourselves

Rightly do we feel shocked by some of the events we are witnessing in our times – particularly, and most recently, the events in Denver, Colorado, as well as all that we recall on the anniversary of the events in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The True Book of Our Time: Re-Stor(y)ing the World

In our time, it seems that wherever we turn our gaze, we are confronted by ‘experts’ ready in an instant to explain this or that situation to us. We have an expert for everything, and in most cases more than … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments