Lives in economics – they can help us today

Lives in economics – they can help us today

By Johns Scales Avery August 19, 2019 I would like to announce the publication of a book describing the lives of some of the people who have contributed importantly to economic thought. Their lives can help us today, as the world faces a crisis that has profound economic dimensions. Here is the table of content […]

Mainstream under-reporting of climate crisis

By John Scales Avery June 18, 2019 Only immediate climate action can save the future. If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon. A speech by Bill Moyers At an April 30 conference entitled “Covering Climate Now”, co-sponsored by The […]

Money, media and the climate crisis

Money, media and the climate crisis

By John Scales Avery June 4, 2019 Immediate action is needed to save the future The central problem which the world faces in its attempts to avoid catastrophic climate change is a contrast of time scales. In order to save human civilization and the biosphere from the most disastrous effects of climate change, we need […]

Attacking Iran would risk global disaster

Attacking Iran would risk global disaster

Hotel Abbasi, Isfahan, Iran © Jan Oberg By John Scales Avery May 31, 2019 On Monday, 13 May 2019, the New York Times posted an article with the title “White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War”. Besides the aircraft carrier and other naval forces already sent to the Persian Gulf, […]

Julian Assange: Secrecy versus Democracy

Julian Assange: Secrecy versus Democracy

M. K. Gandhi on democracy By John Scales Avery April 12, 2019 The jaws of power “The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.” John Adams, (1735-1826) According to the Nuremberg Principles, the citizens of a […]

New book – “The Information Explosion”

New book – “The Information Explosion”

  By John Scales Avery May 30, 2018 I would like to announce the publication of my new book entitled “The Information Explosion”. This book discusses the role of information in evolution, and especially in the evolution of human culture. Articles and book chapters that I have previously written on this subject are incorporated in […]

“The Devil’s Dynamo” – The Military-Industrial Complex As A Major Reason of Our Global Crisis

“The Devil’s Dynamo” – The Military-Industrial Complex As A Major Reason of Our Global Crisis

  By John Scales Avery   TFF Associate John Scales Avery presents his latest book on one of the most destructive institutions in modern societies and of our time.   I would like to announce the publication of a new book entitled “The Devil’s Dynamo”. It is a collection of articles and book chapters that […]

We Need Their Voices Today: George Orwell

We Need Their Voices Today: George Orwell

  By John Scales Avery Introduction This is a collection of biographical sketches showing people whose wise voices from the past can help to guide us today. All of the women and men, brief glimpses of whose lives and ideas are portrayed here, gave a high place to compassion. None of them was a slave […]

John Scales Avery – A Life for Global Peace and Development

John Scales Avery – A Life for Global Peace and Development

Portrait of a TFF Associate December 29, 2017 • John Scales Avery is a theoretical chemist at the University of Copenhagen. He is noted for his books and research publications in quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, evolution, and history of science.   His 2003 book Information Theory and Evolution set forth the view that the phenomenon of […]