The whole general story of how the economy works now, and how it needs to. Finance starts with someone’s savings, and “makes” money by money managers giving some to other people with the understanding they will give more back. The borrower is left to find a way to use the earth to make more
And to repeat, here’s my little tale of unexpected bounty, that takes on new colors and meanings every year, as our world rapidly changes. Peak Zucchini My favorite zucchini recipe at the moment is to split them lengthwise, grill and then turn them over to cover them with stuff… chopped sundried tomatoes, pesto, strong cheese, oregano,
I’ve been adding a introductory notes to my 4/1/10 post on Keynes’ “Widow’s Cruse” that seems to have grown into something I should post on its own too. ________ The corresponding natural phenomenon he described is much more aptly termed “the youthful novice challenge” than by “the widow’s cup”. Was Keynes ignored because he chose an
There’s a nice report out of the NY Federal Reserve on Shadow Banking. That’s the ability of the great sloshing global pool of money to act as a world bank, without any safety net. I wrote an apparently effective note, got a nice response from the author. ________ Dear NY Fed A comment on your July
Helmut Lubbers – Ecoglobe.com – circulated a description of the ITCSDclimate.orggrowth promotion efforts that are helping prevent the world’s critical response to climate change. _________ Helmut, I think the problem is better defined as a disease of believing our own myths, several separate ones at once. How our minds do that is less important than realizing that
Profit comes from new organization, creating new forms of energy use. It’s the organization of the whole that results in new and greater value from the parts of a system. Investors like that, because putting money (energy use credits) in, to help get organized helps create more profits in terms of producing surplus energy credits.
Robin Smith posted Where Are My Wages Going on his blog and What Exactly is the Wealth Divide on the Finance Lab. He offers the following simple image and statement, worth considering and questioning. He says: There is no mystery as to the root cause of poverty. Both the Private State and the Welfare State are robbing us.
My 2010 research paper for Cosmos & History is just published. It describes how scientists can guide their models of natural systems to change along with the evolutionary changes in the systems being modeled, “Models Learning Change” (PDF). _________ The classic case of systems that people in them will need to change their models for,
On Nov 12, 9:08 am, Joan Sutherland wrote: > Please propose Phil, how you – if you were in power -would legislate changes > to your nation’s economy and environnmental policies to create the changes * > you* want to see, without creating a dictatorship. > joan _______ Joan, Well… OK, but if I were
Re: Annie Leonard’s brilliant work in the “The Story of Stuff“, and the hiding places where nature puts some of the missing stuff. +++ Annie, Hi, great work, I’ve always admired it. I’m a natural systems scientist, and… there’s a whole LOT of “missing stuff”. Closely studying the mystery of how nature organizes things into