Archive for June, 2011

  • Hell Hath No Limits

    June 27th, 2011 by John Fullerton

    Somehow I missed the release of a new collection of essays by Wendell Berry in 2010, What Matters: Economics for a Renewed Commonwealth.  The introduction is by Herman Daly, whose clarification of how scale limits transform economics remains the most important idea still not acknowledged in mainstream economics today.

    When two of my heroes collaborate on a book >> Read more

  • Three Fathers for Father’s Day

    June 19th, 2011 by John Fullerton

    Last week, Capital Institute and Benjamin Barber’s Interdependence Movement co-convened a conversation at NYU’s Kimmel Center titled, “Ecological and Economic Interdependence: A Conversation with Bill McKibben and Graciela Chichilnisky.” The video link will be available on our site soon. As I sit here on Father’s Day thinking back on the >> Read more

  • Commodities are Different (in a “Full World”)

    June 13th, 2011 by John Fullerton

    Foreign Policy’s recent “How Goldman Sachs Created the Food Crisis” reflects the dangerous, myopic thinking all too prone to “blame Wall Street” that is a natural consequence of Wall Street’s appalling, anti-social behavior in recent >> Read more

  • “Welcome to the Anthropocene”

    June 6th, 2011 by John Fullerton

    “The Economist” ran this cover story last week. It’s the most important news item in 10,000 years. Of course it’s not really “news.” In 2000, atmospheric chemists Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer first suggested the term, meaning “the recent age of man,” the >> Read more