Instead of laughing at a great idea, Portlandia’s press praises it.
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We see in nature a pattern, like the roots of a tree, that occurs in physics, biology, and human society. This structure maximizes the work done, relative to the inputs of matter and energy.
Do you do work that does not really grows the pie but just makes you money? Funny how all those labor-saving devices have not eliminated total labor at all. They can’t. Only justice can.
People lost a lot of money in land and houses, and now, it seems, they can start making money again — either as speculators or as civil members of society.
Our taking Earth and leaving waste is so fast and furious. We could slow it down if we’d ever quit wasting so much. If we put a price tag on land, resources, and ecosystem services, we’d shape up.
And an old household name gets a new branding.
Who will win the battle to get the most favorable subsidies and regulations? Mortgage bankers (firms that originate loans to distribute, not to hold) and Wall Street investment banks have the inside track.
Political people demonize each other but should be able to agree on some fundamentals.
A TV host, ahead of the “leaders”, creates a parade for the mayor to get in front of.
Your choice to burn oil is not exactly free, since the cost is hidden and the price reduced by you paying taxes that turn into subsidies for the industry altering the planet.
If you’re not an environmentalist, you’re not paying attention. If you are, then pay attention to geonomics, a feasible policy working right for people and planet.
Matt Yglesias is one of America’s few young, articulate, and well-followed writers bold enough to venture where others are too timid to go — into the realm of economic justice.
We’re in charge of public policy. Fix it and we can have Climate Health, Economic Fairness, and actually Useful Social Programs.