post # 2029 Global warming and incomplete conceptual apparatus

I am currently visiting in Penang MalaysiaIn in part focused on Global heating  and the local political climate. Several observations. The first,  competition is intense in this clan based ethnically complex world. in this world people are very aware of their social status and place in the hierarchy and not very interested in things that lay  outside up … Continue reading post # 2029 Global warming and incomplete conceptual apparatus

Post # 2025 Capitalism and economics as plumbing

Provocation # 196 Economics can be seen as a kind if systems maintenance manual, plumbing for the flow of dollars in the economy. If economics were more seriously interested in science it would raise questions like: what is capitalism, what is socialism and if we understand these, is there a third possibility? ———————— The financial times … Continue reading Post # 2025 Capitalism and economics as plumbing

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?