Post # 2023. No plan for the societal side of climate change

Provocation # 174. So far as I am aware, there is no plan proposed by anybody that deals with the social disruption of climate breakdown and the social disruption of trying to prevent that disruption in anything like implementable detail. If you know of any please let me know. doug@dougcarmichael.com' The Green New Deal proposed … Continue reading Post # 2023. No plan for the societal side of climate change

Post # 2020. Which scenario?  will economics help manage the choice?

Provocation # 171 which scenario?  will economics help manage the choice? As the political situation deteriorates we can foresee several possible groupings of interests 1. The Democratic party of the professional class (The Clinton grouping) 2. The disaffected: economically injured or threatened. Ferguson, et al, described) 3. The progressives:  Scandinavian style  social democracy and identity … Continue reading Post # 2020. Which scenario?  will economics help manage the choice?

Post # 2019 Could the problem be capitalism?

Provocation #170 What if the problem is capitalism? Without safeguards the dynamics of the rich having better access to market information and cheaper credit means those with capital continue to get richer. Simple dynamics at play. To keep this excess manageable safeguards must be continually active, but increasing complexity keeps the dynamics hidden. The counter … Continue reading Post # 2019 Could the problem be capitalism?

#2018 Why Trump won. Economic more than identity

The Economic and Social Roots of Populist Rebellion: Support for Donald Trump in 2016 Thomas Ferguson, Benjamin Page, Jacob Rothschild, Arturo Chang, and Jie Chen∗ at https://www.ineteconomics.org/uploads/papers/WP_83-Ferguson-et-al.pdf Important. ABSTRACT This paper critically analyzes voting patterns in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Using survey data from the American National Election Survey and aggregate data on Congressional … Continue reading #2018 Why Trump won. Economic more than identity

Post # 2017. Expanding the scope of economics?

Provocation 168. How to expand the scope of economics. In the spirit of provocation.. Economics advanced by making assumptions that treated most of society as external to economics, but it turns out, as it has, that the dynamics of society profoundly affect the mainstream neo-classical economic model: ownership, wealth: interest, politics, people’s state of mind … Continue reading Post # 2017. Expanding the scope of economics?

Post #2016 Bill Gates capital serving memo on climate change.

Gates Memo has today (Oct 17) My plan for fighting climate change. Climate change and the 75% problem gatesnotes.com · by Bill Gates   Bill Gates makes a proposal. I think we need to be very critical and get him to take himself more seriously. The errors and omissions of logic are representative of why … Continue reading Post #2016 Bill Gates capital serving memo on climate change.