Archive for July, 2011

  • The End of The Growth Consensus…

    July 31st, 2011 by David Nicola

    Capital Institute welcomes this guest post from our first Fellow, David Nicola.  David will bring a year of Capital Institute experience to the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he will be studying for his MBA, while keeping his ties to us.

    Last week the above headline flashed across my blackberry. I was excited at first glance, thinking >> Read more

  • The Big Choice

    July 19th, 2011 by John Fullerton

    – A $20 trillion “externality” appears to present civilization with its BIG CHOICE: economic destruction or ecological destruction, both with chilling global security implications.  Here’s why, along with a practical and more hopeful alternative to “Sophie’s Choice.”

    Carbon Tracker has released an illuminating report >> Read more

  • Debt Limit Nonsense

    July 18th, 2011 by John Fullerton

    The debt limit negotiations are 99% political and 1% economic, so I have little directly to say about them.  But I do have some related thoughts to share as we stumble toward the deadline, with much wasted tax payer money paying for amateur hour in Washington while real challenges are left to smolder and in some cases burn.

    I was surprised to learn that Americans for Tax Reform >> Read more

  • Guest Post: What Should We Tax?

    July 11th, 2011 by Herman Daly

    For some time a small group of ecological economists has been suggesting that we switch the tax base from income (value added to natural resources by labor and capital), and on to natural resources themselves. Value added to resources is something we want more of, so don’t tax it (either at each stage of production as in Europe, or at the final stage as income as in the U.S.). The >> Read more

  • Guest Post: The American Economy in Two Minutes?

    July 11th, 2011 by Devin Mcintire

    Robert Reich has done his best to explain the problems with America’s current economy in two minutes and it’s definitely worth your time, especially if you haven’t read his book “Supercapitalism”. In this video he makes six key points: >> Read more