Tuesday, April 25, 2017
This is really good stuff on how we've been thinking wrong about the economy for quite a while, and we need to change our thinking.
If you hesitate to read about economics, go to the site and watch the minute-and-a-half video first. but I really do recommmend reading it. There's also links to a TED talk and another lecture, if you're interested.
Find it here: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/apr/06/kate-raworth-doughnut-economics-new-economics?CMP=share_btn_fb
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth is out now, published by Penguin Random House .
This moderate length article is one you really need to read. I don't agree with every detail, but, on the whole, he's right.
We know our technological improvement to solar is going to make a big difference, so there must be lots of others out there somewhere: what we need is the government to commit to giving some support to small start-ups in technology.
Find it here: http://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/4/17/15321732/left-optimism-trump-demographics-poverty-progress