Tag Archives: Economics

Quora – why are all goods and services scarce

Why are all good and services scarce? [ 23/11/20 ] They are not. There is not a scarcity of oxygen. It is arguably the most important of all commodities, and it is present in abundance, and because of that abundance, … Continue reading

Posted in economics, understanding | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Quora – Why is capitalism good for the environment?

Why is capitalism good for the environment? [ 29/10/20 ] Why would you think that it is? Isn’t the evidence sufficiently clear that capitalism, left to its own internal set of incentive structures, is self terminating. We are the most … Continue reading

Posted in economics, Ideas, Philosophy, Politics, understanding | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Overview – Vote for Ted Howard – Kaikoura Electorate

If you look hare at the many things I have written, you will find some consistent themes. My prime values have not changed: 1/ Individual life – mine and everyone else’s. 2/ Individual liberty – and that has to come … Continue reading

Posted in Ideas, Nature, Our Future, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quora – The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why?

The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why? [ 24/8/20 ] What definition are you using of economic? Is it one that focuses on the management of the “household” of planet earth, or one that concentrates purely on market values. Scarcity … Continue reading

Posted in economics, Ideas, understanding | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wendy made a Facebook post about the economy and Covid-19

Wendy made a Facebook post about the economy and Covid-19 [ 15/8/20 ] Quite a few things written here that are not accurate. Many people knew decades ago what needs to be done to control pandemic – isolation. Isolation to … Continue reading

Posted in economics, Ideas, Our Future | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Facebook – Effective Altruism group discussion of UBI

Facebook – Effective Altruism group discussion of UBI Kaya Diguistini 12 Aug 2:09am [ 12/8/20 ] I do not see UBI as any sort of final stable state, and it does seem to very probably be a necessary part of … Continue reading

Posted in economics, Our Future | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Quora – Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world?

Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world? [ 1/8/20 ] In so far … Continue reading

Posted in economics, Ideas, Longevity, Nature, Our Future, Philosophy, Politics, Technology, understanding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quora – Why does scarcity face all people at all times?

Why does scarcity face all people at all times? [ 30/7/20 ] Like Chris says, it doesn’t. And to the degree that it does, it is systemic to the economic systems that we currently have. We need to change that … Continue reading

Posted in understanding | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Quora – Will we, as a society, ever recover from COVID? Or will our society fundamentally change?

Will we, as a society, ever recover from COVID? Or will our society fundamentally change? [ 30/7/20 ] Here’s hoping it both recovers and changes. There is far too much in today’s society that poses existential level risk. We need … Continue reading

Posted in economics, Our Future | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Quora – How do we address the problem of hunger and poverty associated with the Covid-19?

How do we address the problem of hunger and poverty associated with the Covid-19? [ 30/7/20 ] Only one way that I can see that can work – fundamental reform of the monetary and political systems, and understanding the systemic … Continue reading

Posted in economics, Longevity, Our Future, understanding | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment