Tag Archives: Capital Institute

Character of Technology – nature of risk

The Character of Our Technology “We can’t influence the direction of technology, but we can influence its character,” says Kevin Kelly Excellent piece John, but from my perspective it does not explicitly address the three major areas of concern: 1/ … Continue reading

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From Paris to Drawdown

From Paris to Drawdown Like other unconscionable and unfathomable acts of the early 21st century—a period of historic great change already—Trump’s pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement has sent me searching for the deeper meaning of it all, while … Continue reading

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From Parts to Patterns

Shifting From Parts to Patterns “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” – Leonardo Da Vinci A very close approximation to something 😉 And I couldn’t help grinning at the reductionist explanation of the holistic approach. And it … Continue reading

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Sail on Sailor

Sail On, Sail On, Sailor Hi John, Enjoyed your writing as always, and largely agree. In an hour or so I will be attending a meeting of scientists involved in rock lobster management. I will be using the internet, rather … Continue reading

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Capital-Institute: How Paris Changes our work

How Paris Changes Our Work In reply to a comment by Stone Bridge Studio Agreed on the last point [It will not suffice to limit our thinking to changing the way people behave within the system as it is. We … Continue reading

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Harvard – money over ethics?

Is There Anyone’s Money Harvard Would Not Take? Beautifully put John. The finance industry has become the biggest casino in town, yet they are not playing with their own property, but with the property values of all of us. I … Continue reading

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TPP problems

Trading Away Our Sovereignty Agree with you in a sense John, and your analysis is essentially surface level. If you look deeper, at the systemic incentives at work, then the picture is quite startling. Calling this a “free trade” agreement … Continue reading

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Moneyball

MONEYBALL: Reinventing the Game of Capitalism Using a New Scientific Model Hi Sally While I agree with you that looking at energy flow in a system is useful, looking at information structures and flows is even more useful. Markets are … Continue reading

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Future of Finance

Future of Finance The Central Contradiction of Capitalism that Piketty Overlooked So many half truths in the posts thus far. It seems clear to me that the greatest problem facing humanity is that markets value real abundance of anything at … Continue reading

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Awareness of impacts

John Fullerton – Are We Not All Jasmines Now? Nicely put John. Now we just need a few more people to take the next step, and see that the very concept of market valuation works against our interests when automation … Continue reading

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