From the Just-Crazy-Enough-to-Work Dept: Here’s a guy who was lucky that the spam filter did not snag his missive. Indeed, nobody’s logic filter did either.
It was a good week, even a good month, for the idea of treating Earth’s worth as common wealth. The prestigious magazine The Economist appeared thrice.
Utilities still have the nerve to say “efficiency programs aren’t cost-effective.” Yet new technology offers clean sources and less wasteful usage.
Republican-leaning states are a lot more dependent on the federal government than Democratic-leaning ones.
How progress creates poverty was explained over a century ago by America’s greatest reform economist, Henry George, a son of San Francisco.
Instead of measuring well-being with GDP, Bhutan uses a national happiness index. They’re also revising a land tax to tackle speculation and land hoarding.
The UK’s Guardian wants a new theory of economies. Others note best-selling author Piketty left land out of his book. One answer for two questions.
The harm and cost of pollutants other than carbon is sky-high. Yet politicians still fund them and others miss the risk.
German speakers tend to imagine where a person is going, English speakers focus on her journey, but bilinguals may be able to have it both ways.
Need some inspiration to do something amazing? Check out these two friends who work their miracles in China. If only all of us could do half as much!
Insiders lobby government, influence the public through think-tank reports and op-ed columns, then win more military spending and grants from contractors.
Poor people in Chicago probably know better than to expect tax abolition to work in their favor, not without one key component ignored in the past.