Post #2038 More on monopoly – and climate change

Provocation # 206. More on monopoly. Last week I argued that the tendency of markets is toward monopoly and that the great monopoly - a combination of Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft  and Amazon -  combined with government and military - would be a centralizing authoritarian regime of terrible nightares. Science fiction at its worst. Some … Continue reading Post #2038 More on monopoly – and climate change

Post # 2037.

Provocation  # 206 MonopolyEconomics prides itself on mathematical sophistication, yet.. Following up on the previous Post The functioning of the market is toward monopoly because those with power and money can acquire more power and money at cheeper prices than those with less. We sort of know this, but do we imagine our way to … Continue reading Post # 2037.

post # 2032. Four phases in human history

Provocation #200 Lets assume that any system that breakes the environment and destroys its people is a broken system, what happens next? I have been thinking that maybe it's pretty simple. Look at the sequence phasecharacteristicsHunter gatherersDetailed local knowledge, fire, language, kinship systemsempireWars, hierarchy, slaves, agricultureeconomicsGrowth, Finance, mass production, consumerism, individualism, treaty of Westphalia?? Each … Continue reading post # 2032. Four phases in human history

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