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A Seasonal Tale: The Brilliant Economists of Easter Island

In trying to explain belief economics, I was reminded of a seasonal story: the tale of the utterly brilliant economists of Easter Island.  Despite the historical inaccuracies, it nonetheless makes a startling case. Belief Economics is the study of why … Continue reading

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Prosperity, possessions and flying

In a recent article published in the Guardian, L Hunter Lovins describes how a new narrative might be emerging about the economy.  http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/oct/10/challenge-narrative-possessions-equal-prosperity In the rich world we are realising that we don’t need possessions to achieve prosperity, happiness and … 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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Lots of leadership but not from the top

Sometimes we are disappointed in the lack of leadership on climate matters by political leaders.  The former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan talked of that lack of leadership on climate change as “inexcusable” and “shocking”.  He was referring to the leaders … Continue reading

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Gina Rinehart v Daryl Hannah. No contest.

People say: “You need economic growth if you want to save the planet.  You need wealth to be able to invest into green energy and new farming technologies and electric cars and insulation and so forth.” This doesn’t stack up: … Continue reading

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