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Note, I’m horrified to realize I inadvertantly left out the link to Rhagavan’s piece – SO SORRY about that, and please do click through – it is well worth a full read. Barath Rhagavan has a superb article about the conversion of many climate scientists to support of nuclear power and the reasons this is…

If Trends Continue…

Richard Heinberg has a nice piece about drawing conclusions from present trends. Among his observations: If current economic trends continue . . . China’s economy will be 8 times as big as it is today by 2040. China’s economy will surpass the size of the present global economy before 2050. The US federal debt will…

I have a pretty good track record on the economic crisis. In 2007, I pointed out that the “slowdown” that people were saying was absolutely not a recession, was, in fact, a recession. In 2008, I pointed out that most major economic downturns of the past century haven’t been very brief – although technically the…

Interesting query and discussion at Martin Wolf’s blog about how economics came to conflate natural resources and capital, and whether it should continue to do so. You’ll want to read the comments too! The idea that land and capital are the same thing is evidently ludicrous. It requires us to believe that the economic machine…

To make up for yesterday’s frivolity, today I am going to be very, very serious, and deal with weighty serious things. There will be no levity – not from me, and certainly not from my very serious readers. In fact, if I detect signs of levity from any of you, especially those of you with…

I’m a day late with Nate Hagen’s piece, but I just have to link here – it has a beauty and elegance I really admire, and Id do wish him the very best of luck in his new venture. In fact, I’m starting to think that maybe I can cash in too! OK – here…

Longtime readers will know I’m a deep admirer of _The Automatic Earth_ where Stoneleigh and Ilargi do economic analysis. I think Stoneleigh has outdone herself this time, with a primer on resilience, cycles and where we’re headed. Definitely worth a read – probably two reads. I particularly like this bit of work on resilience, which…

I spend much of my life making the case for changing one’s life (and not just one’s life – for supporting political and social change that is associated with it) in fairly radical ways, very quickly. I spend a lot of my time writing, and periodically I get on a train or a bus or…