John Bunzl
John Bunzl is a businessman with a simple and powerful new vision for global governance. In 2000 he founded the International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO) and launched the Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) campaign.

Ever since the Simpol campaign started John Bunzl has worked tirelessly to reach out to citizens, activists, non-governmental organisations, politicians and business people to raise both their awareness and understanding of what global simultaneous policies could mean for humanity, prosperity and peace.

John Bunzl is passionate about a range of issues in global governance, from tax justice and regulation of the financial markets; sustainability standards; fair trade; military spending; to global warming.

Entries by John Bunzl

Designing Global Cooperation So It's In the National Self-Interest

(2) Comments | Posted 5 January 2015 | (11:34)

What does it take to secure a meaningful international agreement on tackling climate change? In a year that saw the US and China make historic (but as-yet untested) pronouncements on reducing their carbon emissions, and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change's meeting in Lima lay groundwork for a multilateral...

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The World Economic Forum's Competitiveness Contradiction

(0) Comments | Posted 22 September 2014 | (12:07)

The release of the World Economic Forum's 2014-15 Global Competitiveness Report has brought swathes of articles from the global media, as politicians, business people and commentators clamour to rejoice or recriminate over the rise or fall of their nation's ranking amongst the world's most competitive countries....

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Russell Brand Isn't Responsible for the EU Election Result, We Are

(0) Comments | Posted 29 May 2014 | (09:34)

Two things are very apparent following the European Elections - very few people in the UK voted (fewer than in the last election), and those who did abandoned the usual suspects to put their support behind isolationist parties like UKIP.

As we've come to expect in modern politics, the regrets...

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When Voting Loses Its Meaning, the Far-Right Triumphs

(0) Comments | Posted 27 May 2014 | (15:27)

2014-05-27-imagesCAJSE17G.jpg The "earthquake" promised by Britain's UK Independence Party, France's Front National, and other populist parties across Europe finally arrived with the results of the European elections. But the real story behind the rise of these parties is neither an over-bearing European...

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Even With the Ballot Box, We're ALL Boxed In

(0) Comments | Posted 25 March 2014 | (14:41)

John Mills, owner of TV shopping channel JML and one of the Labour Party's biggest donors, laments how similar Labour's economic policies are to the Conservative party's; how 'boxed in' the Labour leader, David Miliband, has become. Mills' lament echoes much of the rest of society which, seeing...

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Fracking: Are Environmentalists Missing the Point?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 January 2014 | (16:00)

With Prime Minister, David Cameron, extolling the virtues of fracking at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, it seems environmentalists still haven't understood what they're up against. For the problem isn't fracking, but something broader, more global, and far more pervasive.

Environmental campaigners seem to think...

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Hollande: Why Those Who 'Play Away' Always Get Found Out

(0) Comments | Posted 16 January 2014 | (09:17)

It's hardly surprising French President François Hollande's love trysts would eventually be found out. But even more inevitable was the early demise of his love affair with a Left-leaning agenda. For those who believe national leaders still have any significant choice in their policies are living in the...

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Why Kofi Annan Is Wrong About National Self-Interest and Climate Change

(0) Comments | Posted 3 December 2013 | (12:31)

Following the disappointing Warsaw climate talks last month, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has admonished governments to "put aside narrow national interests in order to ensure that the pledges made at the 2009 Copenhagen conference -- to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, or 3.6 degrees...

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Russell Brand: New Revolutionary?

(3) Comments | Posted 28 October 2013 | (17:22)

It's true that popular political causes need powerful expression. And there's no doubt Russell Brand struck a chord when he was interviewed recently by Jeremy Paxman. Paxman readily acknowledged that there are many, myself included, who agree with Brand's views on global justice, the environment, and on...

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What Does It Mean to Be a Leader?

(0) Comments | Posted 1 October 2013 | (16:25)

What does it mean to be a leader?

Is it authority and power alone? Is it the ability to front a large multinational or hold the fates of employees in our hands? Or does our vision of meaningful leadership extend beyond simply being at the top?

Such questions...

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Why We LOVE to Moralise About Corporations Not Paying Enough Tax

(0) Comments | Posted 22 May 2013 | (22:03)

We, and our politicians, love to moralise about the rank unfairness of multinational corporations paying so little tax. And it's quite understandable we should. As we suffer austerity measures on one side and higher food and energy bills on the other, why should multinational corporations get off so lightly? Well,...

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Ukip: Why Globalisation Benefits Right-Wing Parties

(0) Comments | Posted 16 May 2013 | (11:46)

Why all the fuss about Europe when Ukip's rise isn't because of an over-bearing Europe, but because of globalisation? No one seems to have noticed that Ukip is not an isolated phenomenon. Right-wing, isolationist political parties are on the rise throughout Europe and elsewhere.

Their increasing popularity lies in the...

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Book Review: 'Divided Nations' by Ian Goldin

(0) Comments | Posted 14 May 2013 | (10:29)

This is a great little book that tells you everything you need to know about global governance and why it's failing. Existing global institutions such as the United Nations may have served the post-WW2 world relatively well, but they're manifestly failing to meet today's challenges: "The future...," Ian Goldin notes,...

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The Right Mourn Thatcher; The Left, Any Sense of Direction

(0) Comments | Posted 17 April 2013 | (12:46)

"Divisive" is the word that perhaps most accurately characterises reflections on the recent passing of Baroness Thatcher. But paradoxically, as David Cameron pointed out today, the day of Mrs. Thatcher's funeral, "we are all Thatcherites now". That is, politicians of all colours now broadly agree about...

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Weltschmerz: Why Global Governance Is the Key to the World's Happiness

(5) Comments | Posted 18 March 2013 | (23:56)

It's often said that opposites define each other. If there were no night, what would day be? What would it even mean? And so it is with happiness. One might say we only really live and fully experience sheer joy against the backdrop of what it means to feel depressed....

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Why Thinking Too Small Increases Your Food Bill

(0) Comments | Posted 8 January 2013 | (09:39)

Albert Einstein famously said "We won't solve present problems with the same thinking that created them", so reminding us that it's the inadequate way we think about our problems that always explains our inability to solve them.

The same goes for rising food costs resulting from the effects of...

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Is Starbuck's Voluntary Tax Payment Extra-Hot Double Espresso or Just Luke-Warm Filter Coffee?

(1) Comments | Posted 12 December 2012 | (10:16)

The coffee chain is voluntarily paying £20m to the UK taxman - an action that has been celebrated as a victory over the multi-nationals, promising to have a ripple effect on other tax dodgers. But will it?

The only reason Starbucks is paying up is because it's a highly...

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Swing Voters, Mr President? UK has the Answer

(0) Comments | Posted 2 November 2012 | (14:12)

It's ironic no mention of climate change was made in the recent U.S. presidential TV debates given the east coast just got hammered by Hurricane Sandy-- just the kind of extreme storm climate scientists have been warning could become more intense as climate warming evaporates more water into...

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