Inequality – The Long View

This post points to several recent books on historic global inequality. “A Genetic History” by Carles Lalueza-Fox , “The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality” by Oded Galor and “The Asset Economy and the End of Social Mobility” by Lisa Adkins, Melinda Cooper and Martijn Konings. But first a nod to the Dawn of Everything – A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow...

Infinite Plastic Pollution Meets Systemic Inelasticity

-gaiageld- Don’t miss this fantastic plastic video! Plastic waste? In the 1970’s economists typically dismissed the “Limits to Growth” report as “worthless science” and “ignorance masquerading as knowledge”. Robert Solow’s possibly illogical but impressively complex maths of “Eternal Growth” obscured his own ignorant limits of imagination. “Solow and colleagues never considered outputs—waste and pollution—to be more … Continue reading Infinite Plastic Pollution Meets Systemic Inelasticity

Inflation? Inflation!

inflation always monetary? - mainstream and hetero theories of inflation, how to measure inflation - decompose observed inflation into its monetary, demand-pull, cost-push and structural components - Inflation is a monetary and redistributional phenomenon

Individualism bankrupt. Greed dead. Say Collier and Kay.

1999 guide designed to get America's youth interested in investing John Kay's "The Truth about Markets" and "Other Peoples' Money"  I read as entertaining eye openers about real business, finance and government. His realist observations made for a wittily scathing critique of many of the ills now bundled into neoliberalism. Colliers and Kay's bete noir … Continue reading Individualism bankrupt. Greed dead. Say Collier and Kay.

The Limits to Greta 3

Spectrum of Denial "... 2019 was in many ways, for many of us, Year Zero. It was the year many of us stopped disassociating, woke up and realised the party is over.” The postcard from Sydney is a reminder that you can have months of unprecedented bushfires and still reject global warming as a hoax … Continue reading The Limits to Greta 3