Tag Archives: behavioural economics

Beauty in the wrong place is ugliness: conversation with a (nice) psychogardener

Walking back from the shops this afternoon, down Németvölgyi út in Budapest, I saw a lady pulling up all the grasses, wild carrot, plantain, wood sorrel and other “weeds” lining the edge of the pavement. Since I like lots of … Continue reading

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Bomb the Chinese to save the elephant

Every day on Twitter I see gruesome facts and photographs about the murder of elephants.  A headline in Huffington Post refers to an unread article that elephants, highly intelligent and sensitive and emotional animals, will be extinct by 2020.  The … Continue reading

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So-whatters, reason and empathy

One of the worst kind of people are “so-whatters”.  That’s unfair.  “So-whatters” perform an important service to force us to think through what we really mean. A: “Climate change is happening here and now.” B: “So what?” A: “It’s affecting … Continue reading

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Ten policies to increase demand for low carbon living and policies

Today a think-tank (IPPR) published a call for a central bank to regulate the EU ETS.  You heard this back in May 2006 on the Bustard (http://www.thebustard.com/?p=457). So here, a few years too early, are ten policies to cut emissions. … Continue reading

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Policies to change demand for carbon intensive and low carbon products and services

I think I have written this point various times before.  Here it is in pictures.                    

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