Category Archives: economy

Nobody really has any idea of what lies ahead.

Tim Morgan, writing about the future, says: First, I think few people understand how rapidly government revenue capability is going to slump, how hard it’s going to be to cope with that, and how angry a lot of people are … Continue reading

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Reality – No need to plan for it – It will happen anyway

“All forms of economic output – literally all of the goods and services which comprise the ‘real’ economy – are products of energy. Nothing of any economic value or utility can be supplied without using energy. Energy can be defined … Continue reading

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To Match His Climate Rhetoric Boris Johnson Must Axe These Five Projects

To Match His Climate Rhetoric, Boris Johnson Must Axe These Five Projects

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What Could Possibly Go Right? Kamea Chayne

This is an extraordinary discussion about the future.  Mostly new to me, so I will listen again. What Could Possibly Go Right?: Episode 56 Kamea Chayne

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The UK economy is in very big trouble, but the government doesn’t seem to know what to do about it, and neither do opposition politicians.

Tim Morgan’s comment: It’s now emerged that there’s a big row going on between the department for business – which wants support for industries affected by surging energy prices – and the Treasury (finance ministry) – which doesn’t. In my … Continue reading

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Feynman’s Law writ large

Tim Watkin’s latest piece, concludes that: The problem is compounded by an official rate of inflation which under-reports the vast increase in the cost of essentials like housing, electricity and gas, food and transport, while over-reporting the falling cost of … Continue reading

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A moment of truth: THE ARRIVAL OF ECONOMIC CONSTRAINT

Tim Morgan’s latest post. This concludes that: The ‘basics’ of the situation – deteriorating top-line and discretionary prosperity, rising inflation and worsening financial stress – are simply the first-order effects of the deteriorating energy-prosperity equation. More complex processes can be … Continue reading

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The big food redesign study

The Ellen Macarthur Foundation has published what may turn out to be seen as a “ground-breaking” study about a transition of the food system to a circular economy The circular economy is increasingly recognised as a solutions framework to address … Continue reading

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Degrowth: the case for a new economic paradigm

Unbridled growth appears to be at odds with social well-being and environmental sustainability. How might we develop a model that reduces the imperative for growth while maintaining economic stability? This article, written in 2017, by Riccardo Mastini (Universitat Autònoma de … Continue reading

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Workers Who Maintain Supply Chains Warn of Worldwide ‘System Collapse’

From “The Epoch Times” Several industry groups have warned world leaders of a worldwide supply-chain “system collapse” due to pandemic restrictions, coming as Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested that the current period of higher inflation will last until 2022. … Continue reading

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