Tag Archives: Economics

Why are people in the world starving when most of the biggest economies in the World have stored food mountains?

Why are people in the world starving when most of the biggest economies in the World have stored food mountains? [ 25/May/21 ] Money. Using markets to measure value; then using that measure as a proxy for human value more … Continue reading

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Is Marxism making a comeback thanks to ideals around climate change and sustainability?

Is Marxism making a comeback thanks to ideals around climate change and sustainability? [ 4/May/21 ] Marx was well ahead of most of his contemporaries in understanding some of the key drivers of economics, but his models were overly simplistic, … Continue reading

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Is global food security achievable?

Is global food security achievable? [ 3/May/21 ] Yes, and it is a difficult problem when considered long term. Each of the other 5 answers at time of writing capture aspects of the issues. The economic system cannot deliver food … Continue reading

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Is competition the only way to organize nature?

Is competition the only way to organize nature? Why must nature work so unethically as we can witness even in this ant war? [ 27/April/21 ] Simple answer – No. And nature is not simple. So simple answers tend to … Continue reading

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Is it possible to get over population under control?

Is it possible to get the world’s over population under control? It is the number one cause of so many needless problems.[Changed to How can we control population growth] [ 25/April/21 ] Like several others here, I assert that the … Continue reading

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On Trial and error, will and economics

In a biological trial-and-error process of growth, how do we exempt separation of ability and will to become appropriate within study of economic/social functionality? Besides blaming habitual wiring or praising the monumental robotics global boom? [ 24/April/21 ] A lot … Continue reading

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Eric Asked I wonder how much it would cost to buy every single piece of land on Earth.

[ 10/April/21 Eric asked “I wonder how much it would cost to buy every single piece of land on Earth.”] If I take the question literally, it is impossible. There is no conceivable way to buy every piece of land … Continue reading

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Technology and humanity

If technological growth allows no room for nature to recuperate, what are the effects to the human race? [ 12/Mar/21 ] Mohammad Gani {in his answer} displays clearly why economics and finance are now the single greatest threat to human … Continue reading

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Who should be held responsible for global poverty?

Who should be held responsible for global poverty? [ 26/Jan/21 ] Why would you think that anyone should be “held responsible”? Isn’t that a rather hubristic notion? Isn’t it much more likely that it is the ignorance of each and … Continue reading

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Lifeboat discussion on The Biggest Threats To Human Existence

[ 26/Jan/21 Facebook – Lifeboat Foundation] The list given of “The Biggest Threats To Human Existence” seems to me to be a very strange mix of categories. Nuclear war Bioengineered pandemic Artificial Intelligence Nanotechnology Extraterrestial Super volcanoes Food supply Weather … Continue reading

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