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Gold-plated gardening tools? How the energy revolution could affect the elite

The elite of a society likes to gather wealth and symbols of that wealth.  In order to accrue significantly more wealth than other people and thereby join or stay in the elite, someone has to have some particular advantage and … 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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