Monthly Archives: April 2022

The Future

I don’t have time at the moment to write about these three links.   I have scanned them and they are very good. https://consciousnessofsheep.co.uk/2022/04/25/walking-backward-into-the-storm/ https://consciousnessofsheep.co.uk/2022/04/29/economic-train-wreck-ahead/ https://surplusenergyeconomics.wordpress.com/2022/04/28/227-pictures-of-imperfection/  

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Some activities will transfer from essential to discretionary

The following exchange of messages in Tim Morgan’s blog is both interesting and important. drtimmorgan on April 25, 2022 at 2:29 pm said: UPDATE I’ve been ‘missing in action’ for a week or so, partly finalising the latest version of the model (SEEDS … Continue reading

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Four Meals from Anarchy: Rising Food Prices Could Spark Famine, War, and Revolution in 2022

From TheAltWorld’s Newsletter: https://ergobalance.blogspot.com/2022/04/four-meals-from-anarchy-we-must-grow.html

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Free Public Transit Is Not a Climate Policy

This is copied from the Bloomberg Press Dropping the farebox on buses and trains can boost ridership and ease inequality. But the environmental case for making transit free is less clear. Throughout last February, the regional Utah Transit Authority paused fare collection. … Continue reading

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Whilst the Bank of England fiddles with rates people’s livelihoods are failing, and the economy is burning.

An interesting post by Richard Murphy and Danny Blanchflower with the heading: Is the Bank of England at risk of missing a major downturn again? …. who have been working together on their vision for the economic policy that the … Continue reading

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Degrowth is now happening

In a recent piece, I wrote about  “Global Transition: From growth to degrowth and top-down to bottom-up” I explained the process in which top-down organisations are shrinking and will eventually disappear as a result of de-layering. At the same time, individual … Continue reading

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UK food production to shrink as input inflation hits 24%

From the Farmer’s Weekly: https://www.fwi.co.uk/business/markets-and-trends/input-prices/uk-food-production-to-shrink-as-input-inflation-hits-24 Double-digit cost inflation is hitting every single enterprise of British agriculture, casting doubt on the sector’s ability to maintain food supplies in the year ahead.

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Elon Musk – How his brain works

From TED · Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED‘s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.

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Degrowth: Fact or Ideology: Both

The two explanations of degrowth (1) that it is an energy-related process and (2) that it is an ideology, are misleading fruitful discussions.  It is neither one nor t’other.  It is both. I  believe in the ideology of degrowth and … Continue reading

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The Renewable-Energy Revolution Will Need Renewable Storage

From the New York Times: The German word Dunkelflaute means “dark doldrums.” It chills the hearts of renewable-energy engineers, who use it to refer to the lulls when solar panels and wind turbines are thwarted by clouds, night, or still air. … Continue reading

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