Tag Archives: Economics

Great Transition Initiative (GTI) forum

Response to Opening essay for GTI Forum The Population Debate Revisited – Ian Lowe [ 17/August/22 ] I have been seriously exploring the space of survivable strategic/economic/political/technological environments since the early 70s.Some of my recent writings are collected at https://tedhowardnz.wordpress.com/IContinue reading

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Treasury Guest seminar – Anita Chandra

Treasury Guest Lecture: Building Resilience and Advancing Well-Being at the Community Level [ 10/August/22 In this seminar, Anita Chandra describes some of the key issues in measuring and investing in well-being, with particular attention to the intersection of resilience and … Continue reading

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Steve Keen & Lex Fridman

Steve Keen: Marxism, Capitalism, and Economics | Lex Fridman Podcast #303 [ 19/July/22 ] Great work – thanks again Lex. Steve has impressed me for many years, and I spent quite a bit of time playing with his software Minsky … Continue reading

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Lex interviewing Robin Hanson

Robin Hanson: Alien Civilizations, UFOs, and the Future of Humanity | Lex Fridman Podcast #292 [ 14/June/22 ] I’ve had my share of arguments with Robin over the years, and I give him full respect for his knowledge of economics; … Continue reading

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Difficulties in transition to Solar energy

Comment to Ngaio’s post on Role of energy cost in inflation [ 8/June/22 ] The energy our civilisation uses mostly comes from fossil fuels and is equivalent to each of us having about 200 slaves working for us (but these … Continue reading

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Clearest path to global prosperity

What is the clearest path to global prosperity? [ 8/June/22 ] A universal understanding of some basic principles of life: 1 That all levels of evolved complexity emerge from and are sustained by cooperation. 2 That any level of competition … Continue reading

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Recent history of wealth

Lifeboat link to Vox – About 200 years ago, the world started getting rich. Why? [ 3/June/22 ] I have not read the book, only the linked Vox article. The little in there does seem to indicate that they accept … Continue reading

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Crypto – human nature

Dirk posted a Bloomberg article on Crypto which led to a discussion with Mark Hubey – which I gate crashed (as I often do). [ 25/May/22 ] Hobbes and Locke had deeply flawed simplistic models of our extremely complex nature … Continue reading

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Great simplification

The Great Simplification Daniel S posted a facebook link to The Great Simplification [ 22/May/22 ] Some things in that video are correct, but others simply demonstrate a failure of imagination. I fully agree that we need to close the … Continue reading

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Evonomics – inflations

Evonomics essay on Why Milton Friedman was wrong about inflation [ 25/April/22 ] Some interesting points, and some truth in it, but too much is ignored. While it is true that we all need to make simplifications of the world … Continue reading

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