"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?"

Sunday, September 23, 2007

From Sweden to South Africa by Bicycle

A good photographer is bicycling from Sweden to South Africa. He submitted his URL to the globalchange list. I'm inclined to think it's off topic, but it would be a shame if he didn't get any attention.

On the other hand, this is someone who is under the misapprehension that Good Will Hunting is a good movie.

Hmm. Well, nobody's perfect. Okay, have a look for yourself. Just in case you have lost track of what planet you live on.

1 comment:

mz said...

I wonder what happens in africa - will he hire locals to support him and how do they travel? Or is the coast so populated that you can travel from city to city easily on your own.