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End of. Or why loving nature has never been more important.

A friend was concerned about the convergence of augmented reality, self-drive vehicles and 3D printing, not to mention free energy. Another wondered what everyone will do when machines do everything… Energy is free, goods are free, food is free, transport … Continue reading

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The dream

Some luxuriate in a technological dream – where technology pampers them and provides every comfort and solves every problem.  But immediate satisfaction and the elimination of the rough edges of life eventually stale.  Their only challenge is to create more … Continue reading

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Old ladies and German football

Old ladies and German football can teach the World Bank a bit about economics. From time to time we hear from the World Bank and other economists that the way to protect nature is to put a price on it. … Continue reading

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Who and what is bigger than how.

Sometimes you see an argument that communist or socialist approaches to environmental protection are doomed to fail.  They say: “Just look at what happened in the Soviet Union.” Then a communist might say: “Well, they did it wrong in that … Continue reading

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Policy goal: love nature

A comprehensive climate change policy requires, as well as carbon pricing and R&D, measures to enhance our love of nature.  An economist will splutter in his coffee at this.  But if we love and nurture nature and abhor the idea … Continue reading

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