By John Mvers for The Daily Reckoning April 23, 2003 Just because the U.S. Army has pitched its tents in the Iraqi oil fields, that doesn’t mean that Iraqi oil will soon be flooding the world markets or the price of oil is heading to $12.00 a barrel. Quite the contrary. Indeed, one of the […]
Technology and the environment
Review by Ron Miller “There is a real trend towards something called variously urban agriculture, indoor farming or vertical farming,” says Cary Mitchell, a horticulturist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The original idea was for skyscrapers filled with plants but was never realistic. Skyscrapers don’t come cheap. In New York City, a company […]
The Story of Stuff is a fascinating video about waste, wealth and the environment.
Daniel Kahneman is not hopeful. “I am very sorry,” he told me, “but I am deeply pessimistic. I really see no path to success on climate change.” Kahneman won the 2002 Nobel Prize in economics for his research on the psychological biases that distort rational decision-making. One of these is “loss aversion”, which means that […]
Author: George Wright The video presented here is a good example of Technocracy’s conviction of “unfettered” or unrestrained innovation. Our existing “for profit” systems will only allow innovation if it fits into the already established profit systems. The energy producing companies using fossil fuels for example, have fought tooth and nail to limit any […]
Ron Miller 1998 Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 1st quarter 1998, No. 350 This article is slightly different than the version printed in the magazine as this was converted directly from the author’s word processor file. The long promised greenhouse effect has finally arrived. Combustion of hydrocarbon materials to produce energy has resulted in an increase in the […]
Ron Miller 1998 Published in: The Northwest Technocrat, 2nd quarter 1998, No. 351 (with the title The Fish and the Dams) This article is slightly different than the version printed in the magazine as this was converted directly from the author’s word processor file. There are photographs from the early nineteen hundreds of salmon caught in the […]