Archive for December, 2011

  • Time to Plan: The Climate Crisis is Here

    December 19th, 2011 by John Fullerton

    This is what the fight over Stranding Assets will look like.

    The spotlight on “stranded assets” is growing brighter, and that is good.  The idea was brought to our attention when Carbon Tracker released their report, “Unburnable Carbon,” on >> Read more

  • Europe to Investors: “This Time We Really Mean It.”

    December 12th, 2011 by John Fullerton

    All eyes are trained on Europe these days. While I look on, I can’t help but yearn for the day when financial markets and financial institutions are a little less interconnected, and a lot more resilient. Whether such a system lies in the future, or only in the past, is open to question. It’s clear that the factious nature of the nation state, the shape of the >> Read more

  • Wealth, Illth, and Net Welfare

    December 5th, 2011 by John Fullerton

    Wellbeing should be counted in net terms — that is to say we should consider not only the accumulated stock of wealth but also that of “illth;” and not only the annual flow of goods but also that of “bads.” The fact that we have to stretch English usage to find words like illth and bads with which to name the negative consequences of production that should be >> Read more