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Sustainable Capitalism is Not That Simple

Gore and Blood (what a pair of names for a polite discussion of sustainability!) have written “A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism.” In it they define sustainable capitalism as “a framework that seeks to maximize long-term economic value by reforming markets … Continue reading

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Irrational Irritation

According to at least one commentator “everybody, everywhere” is “upset over the economy.” It may be true, although the article actually shows that only Republicans and older people are actually angry. But no sane person should be angry at the … Continue reading

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Disaster Afoot?

Flooding in Pakistan, smoldering peat fires in Russia shrouding Moscow in thick smoke, and drought in Europe. Is this what climate change looks like? US income inequality growing, profits rising as a share of national income, unemployment staying high, the … Continue reading

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Too Complex to Govern

The Gulf Spill raises the question: Are some activities are too complex to govern effectively? The technology needed to drill a mile below the surface of the sea is, by itself, not complex. It may be complicated but because it … Continue reading

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We Have Seen the Enemy and It is Us

The TEA party is pressing for less government, the Obama Administration is pressing for more regulation. Are both ‘solutions’ aimed at the wrong problem? Is it possible that the last decade has demonstrated that the American variety of capitalism has … Continue reading

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From the Many to the Few

It should be no surprise that in the US (and most rich countries) the gap between rich and poor has been growing rapidly over the last three decades. Measures of income inequality grew over 20 percent between 1980 and 2007. … Continue reading

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China is Changing the World

 China is fast moving to superpower status. It has challenged US supremacy by suggesting an alternate reserve currency in place of the dollar and the US is increasingly reliant of China for manufactured goods, action on climate change, and sanctions … Continue reading

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