I agree that a new financing regime would be beneficial for the United Nations.
No nation should be allowed to contribute more than 10% of its annual operating dues - that's a start.
And the UN headquarters should move out of New York - another good move that would be.
I just read a truly sickening article in Canada's Globe & Mail.
Unfortunately the Globe is so managed that the article is not free.
It is by Ian Brown, about Trump in Palm Beach, and the truly diseased people that live there.
Take your pick - it is the movie "Avatar" or "The Hunger Games", "Divergent", "Matrix", etc... - all these movies see the way it truly is.
I have been thinking, on this last day of the year, who would go in to be a politician, a lawyer, a millionaire, a billionaire, a wannabe any one of these, divorced from solid hard physical work either inside or outside ?
Who on Earth wants a situation where cars are driverless - where there is a guaranteed annual wage, where people are effectively rendered irrelevant - unnecessary - a burden - hence externalities to be eliminated as quickly and quietly as possible, by the very same diseased people seen in Palm Beach and its many many fractal communities - such as suburbia ?
To cut to the chase - the problem we face as one year gives way to another is not climate change, or war, or disease, or any other existential threat - we have always had these - and we have always prevailed.
The problem is much much more intractable - it is - how to phrase it ?
It is being civilized.
From the heart, Manysummits in Calgary.