Other species lose quiet and habitat as humans spread. Two things could gently moderate the spread of humans. One, slower population growth and two, more efficient land use. Both follow from a new way for humans to view property in […]
Musician and naturalist Bernie Krause says soundscapes from forests to deserts are being lost or contaminated by human noise. What would make humans use some land more intensely, other land not at all? This 2012 article is from The Ecologist, Oct 1.
Over fifteen years ago, the New Yorker did an article on an economist who crusaded against this faux prize. The author pointed out that the money for the prize comes not just from the central bank of Sweden but from […]
Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite, must be exploding in his grave, unimpressed as he was by number-crunchers.
Can a utility company’s radiation be seen as a form of trespass? It enters your home, even your body, whether you want it or not. If it were something you could see or hear or smell or touch, you probably […]
In the 1960s, microwave sickness from similar ‘low’ levels was relatively well known. Today, our awareness needs reawakening. May it open the floodgates for reform. This 2012 article is from The Ecologist, Spt 19.
How close to the brink are some fish? How tantalizing available is a viable solution? by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, 15 October 2012 Sardines are delicious and healthy to eat, but much of the consumption of these fish is […]
If Iran’s rulers wanted to really make their nation’s economy hum, they could adopt geonomics. They would curb the corruption and wasteful spending and hassling regulations and interfering taxes. Instead, they’d recover their common wealth, the values of their sites […]
Can things get better? If they can in a nation of one-party rule, then they can get better anywhere. Right? If so, then people might do the right thing, which would be to adopt geonomics. This 2012 article is from the Associated Press, Oct 1.
While the bankers did cheat, they actually did nothing different from what most people want to do — get rich in real estate. They only did it more subtly, on a bigger scale. But ethics-wise, there was not a whole […]
Was Iceland off their rocker for sending the bankers to jail, or on to something that America should have done as well? This 2012 article is from American Live Wire, Spt.
Some see markets functioning fine without monopolies and regulators, some see government calling the shots working well. Regardless of who’s right in general and who’s right in particular cases such as taxis, there’s a more basic issue, which is: when […]
Perhaps some things should have one owner — like roads — but what about transport? This 2012 article is from Reason, Spt 28.
When humans want and need stuff, they grab it, heedless of the consequences. While it would do some good to hire game wardens to patrol jungles, it’d probably do much more good to find other ways to supply the goods […]
Some huge swathes of pristine forest remain, but it is no longer suitable for great apes due to the extensive hunting that occurs within to supply the trade in bushmeat. Can humans find economic alternatives to slaughter? This 2012 article is from the BBC, Spt 28.