The author of Economics: A User’s Guide breaks down the scientific aspirations – or pretensions – of neoclassical economics:
A century ago, cities were “drowning in horse manure.” Today we are drowning in fossil fuel emissions. It’s time for the transportation revolution of the 21st century. Maybe this will be part of it:
A new project from Econ4’s Gar Alperovitz and many more:
Learn more about the Next System Project here.
The powerful film (with English subtitles) on pollution – initially hailed, then banned, by Chinese officialdom:
From New York Times story on the ban:
On Friday evening [the day the film was banned], Xinhua, the state news agency, posted on Twitter, which is also blocked here, that “President Xi Jinping vows to punish, with an iron hand, any violators who destroy ecology or environment, with no exceptions.” That night, the United States Embassy air monitor in Beijing rated the air “hazardous.”
Read more here.
POSTSCRIPT: Chinese officials are not the alone in trying to suppress bad news on the environment. Check out the latest from Florida, here.
From the E3 Network’s Future Economy Initiative:
Or: Is a Dollar Worth More to a Billionaire or a Secretary?
Here’s a first example of Econ4’s instructional economics videos. More to follow if and when funding permits. Please stay tuned!
A video made by UMass-Amherst students compares wealth-based to rights-based principles for allocating environmental quality:
A new animation sums up the differences between the “Golden Age”of 1948-71 and the “Great Moderation” of 1985-2007:
Movement Generation skewers pipeline “job creators”:
Why name hurricanes after innocent folks? Check out this video: