"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?"

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wherein our Hero Finally Makes Nature Magazine

Not as an author, but as a subject...

The first two words of doi:10.1038/nj7340-667a (Nature 471, 667–669 (2011)) are:
Michael Tobis
I have a strange life.

9 comments:

EliRabett said...

You?:)

David B. Benson said...

Anything for publicity.

Michael Tobis said...

Well, yeh. Of course.

Hasn't done squat for traffic in the short run, though. How much would it have cost them for a bleedin link?

Rich Puchalsky said...

It's a perfect article for 2002. Sadly, it was published in 2011.

Aside from the silliness of "gosh-wow-people-are-blogging" to a contemporary Internet-literate audience, really, this is one more article that counters "anecdote about person describing his blog as outreach who says it helped him/her get an academic job" with "anecdote about person who may have gone too far and made him or herself look bad". Have these people ever thought of doing science? The thing is published in Nature, after all. Couldn't they do a survey or something?

dhogaza said...

Blogwhoring in Nature has to be a first, however you managed to pull it off - too bad it's not working! :)

William T said...

y'all are just jealous

Alexander Ac said...

Where is RC? :-)

Steve Bloom said...

They would have been far better off getting Micahel to write that article.

Anna Haynes said...

ahem, my 2c: egos, like sex, are best indulged in private.

...as are comments like this one, better not to publish it...