Category Archives: Economy

Inequality didn’t just happen… It was Created!

…replacing “Old ways” with similarly flawed “New ways” isn’t going to help, is it…? Two recent sets of data: Since the Great Recession in 2008, Global Debt has increased by $57 trillion, outpacing world GDP growth, and is with $199 Trillion … Continue reading

Money Talks… but what are they saying?

“Money Talks” – is probably one of the most worn-out expressions in the phrase book. Quite often the phrase is used by money-focused people to dismiss or terminate any discussion, especially discussions arguing that there are other values to life … Continue reading

We need CHANGE, not fine-tuning…!

…when my father grew old he devoted at lot of his time to handicraft and woodwork – I never once saw him use a sandpaper to change one of his works, only to fine-tune it… “Our Business-as-Usual is Sustainable; we … Continue reading

Is Inflation a “threat” to a Sustainable future…?

The other day I read in an article that IMF chief Christine Lagarde urged the euro zone to “fight persistently low inflation”. This made me curious about Inflation, why is it so important that we actually should “fight for it” – … Continue reading

A free market – Free at “ANY” price…?

For decades we have been told the idea that an unregulated free market is the best solution for “everything”, and that the common rule of “demand & supply” is applicable everywhere and is in fact the “only” regulation necessary… Well … Continue reading

Sending double messages – Deception, Greenwash or what…

The Planet doesn’t really care about Emissions per Capita, does it – I think it is more interested in the accumulated total emission… Question: If each product or service I produce is a little more environmental friendly and causes a … Continue reading

Increased Debt and decreased GDP – Is that some new “smart” economic logic…?

A system with fatigue…? Having looked at some of the OECD-statistics, trying to understand a little more about current economic development within the OECD-countries – I don’t get it… When I combine data from Governmental debt, Debt held by citizens … Continue reading

Fiat-Currency and Climate Change are competing to the cliff – The “winner” takes it all…

It is amazing how people always return to “single issue” thinking, whenever things become complex – we try to see/solve things “one at a time”, without any or little interconnection. Last couple of weeks there has been some debate on … Continue reading

The planetary ‘piggybank’ is broken… So what?

On August 20th, “World Overshoot Day” passed by, relatively unnoticed – some editorials here and there, some “honorable mentions” on the TV-news – but mostly regarded and treated as a curiosity… and now it is yesterday’s news, quickly forgotten… Dear … Continue reading

An economy without Debt and Banks – is that reality or fiction…

Just the other day I watched a Swedish documentary* about the European financial crisis and the recent real-estate bubble in Spain. In the documentary, largely based on scientific research by the Dutch economist Dirk Bezemer and Australian economist Steve Keen, … Continue reading