"System change is now inevitable. Either because we do something about it, or because we will be hit by climate change. '...

"We need to develop economic models that are fit for purpose. The current economic frameworks, the ones that dominate our governments, these frameworks... the current economic frameworks, the neoclassical, the market frameworks, can deal with small changes. It can tell you the difference, if a sock company puts up the price of socks, what the demand for socks will be. It cannot tell you about the sorts of system level changes we are talking about here. We would not use an understanding of laminar flow in fluid dynamics to understand turbulent flow. So why is it we are using marginal economics, small incremental change economics, to understand system level changes?"

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Bicycling in America

Another argument against bicycling in America is provided by a 140 pound classical musician who claims he was assaulted and tasered by a police officer for riding a bicycle on an airport access road which had no postings against bicycling and politely inquiring what regulation he had violated.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lots more cops are getting 'roid rage. Keep pedaling and sue.

Best,

D

James Annan said...

Damned commie pinko should know it is deeply unAmerican to not burn his barrel(s) of oil every day. If God meant us to use legs, he'd have given us them.

Mind you he should have got a free pass for a day or two simply for flying there in the first place.