1923. Economics should be about the full spectrum of the basics.

Provocation #115. Economics should be about the the full spectrum of the basics, Some musings: Economics has become increasingly abstract, mostly through the influence of mathematics and the marginalists. But the reality of economy is organic. Manuel De Lande in his book Assemblage Theory says that in mechanical systems the parts maintain the integrity of … Continue reading 1923. Economics should be about the full spectrum of the basics.

1894. The better use of rebuilding after Irma (and Harvey, Jose)

The danger is that all the professionals and siloed agencies will rush in with the plan of rebuilding to match the past. It would be much better if we could first think of the goal (kind of society) and then plan on how to get there, taking into account further likely disruptions (eathquakes, plagues) and … Continue reading 1894. The better use of rebuilding after Irma (and Harvey, Jose)

1888. Economics from narrow to aiding species and global management.

Provocation #100 Now is a good time to seriously reconsider economics. Not as a technical field for bureaucrats, but to think of how to manage the earth and govern the species for a fuller humanity for all. An opening economics to replace the closing economics we now have. (Obviously modern economics is not monolithic. There … Continue reading 1888. Economics from narrow to aiding species and global management.

1872. A larger progressive agenda

We need a society of a beautiful and respected environment with beautiful respecting and respected people. "respect". Re -spectare, take another look. A progressive future must start with the facts of a failed environment, a failed governance and failed normal security of a life. We must look simultaneously to be as successful as possible with … Continue reading 1872. A larger progressive agenda