"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?"

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

How Times Change


Seen on Facebook. Artist unidentified (attribution appreciated).

Image by Pierre Brignaud, a fellow Montrealer. The drawing won third prize in a contest, which had an award of absolutely nothing whatsoever:
3ème prix bidon: Un concours international de dessin d'humour organisé par un organisme renommé du Québec dont je tairai le nom m'a décerné le 3ème prix pour le thème : Humour noir.

Le premier prix : 2500$, 2ème et 3ème... Rien...
La première fois que je gagne un prix absolument sans valeur et qui me fait vraiment honte!

5 comments:

hengist mcstone said...

Real pleased to see 'In It' is back up and running again!

David Sanger said...

https://www.facebook.com/CIAVIVAC/photos/a.412585785603655.1073741842.145123412349895/412585935603640/?type=3&theater

cartoon by Pierre Brignaud (Canada)
3rd place (tie)
2015 Just for Laughs International Visual Arts Contest

David Sanger said...

https://www.facebook.com/CIAVIVAC/photos/a.412585785603655.1073741842.145123412349895/412585935603640/?type=3&theater

cartoon by Pierre Brignaud (Canada)
3rd place (tie)
2015 Just for Laughs International Visual Arts Contest

Tom Gray said...

Nice! Except, maybe some of the people should be facing outward to get selfies of themselves and the ship.

Susan Anderson said...

Tom Gray, I too wondered in this age of narcissism why there were no selfies.