Category Archives: Economics

This Changes Everything and ecopsychology

“We accept it as normal that people who have never been on the land and have no history or connection to the country may legally secure the right to come in and by the nature of their enterprises leave in … Continue reading

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Entitlements

There is an illusion, a myth, that some people are “self-made,” that wealthy or otherwise successful people can attribute their accomplishments mostly to their own talent and hard work. On the basis of this illusion, it is concluded that they … Continue reading

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Family Values 2: Hierarchy

As described in the last message, most families operate much of the time on the communist principle of “from each according to their ability, to each according to their need.” Coming from a place of love and mutual support, family … Continue reading

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Family Values 1: Communism

In a 1998 Harris survey, family values were defined as “loving, taking care of, and supporting each other” by 52% of women and 42% of men. These ideas have nothing to do with markets or money. They also have nothing … Continue reading

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The Economics of Happiness

Last night I saw the film with this title.  It was excellent.  The first part of the film describes 8 problems with globalization; the second part of the film suggests that localization is an answer and provides examples of people … Continue reading

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Land of the Brave

I grew up in in California, but I have lived mostly in Canada but also in England, Mexico, Micronesia, and Solomon Islands for the past 42 years. When I was a child, we were sometimes afraid — polio, earthquakes, communists, … Continue reading

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Maybe simplicity isn’t so simple

Cicero asked, Cannot people realize how large an income is thrift? Apparently not. Working more so we can consume more seems to be much more popular than working less and consuming less. Yet this is just what we must do

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