Tag Archive for economics

Interdisciplinary & follow the money

This is the unfinished sketch of the curriculum for my 12 year old who homeschooled last year, and this year is half homeschooling and half auditing community college and high school classes where he has the interest and ability to hold his own with older kids (socially — it’s an ok fit, they all work well together, he has ‘younger sibling status’ it seems).… Read more →

My reply to this story re Vegan future / tech / food in labs / GMO – on Medium:

‘The Future of Food’   Nope. The future was already here 60 years ago; the current technology focus is a solution in search of a problem. We f*cked it up 60 years by permitting our economy to reward farming using factory made fertilizers and pesticides; by shutting down local farms and outsourcing 95% of our farm needs to Florida, California,… Read more →

Cheap goods

Manufacturing in China leaves a lot to be desired. I could show you with statistics and charts why this is so, and how the Chinese government figures are full of lies (as are all government’s figures). However, that’s tedious – the precis is this: it’s a fucking disaster, costs are way understated, unrealistic downstream cost (ie zero). Here’s what you… Read more →

Perhaps I should get one hand

I am an economist by training and by trade a consultant to corporations and individuals looking to understand how to extract value, and what value actually is. By the standards of businesspeople, entrepreneurs, press – i’m moderately successful, could be dramatically successful; by my own standards I’m reasonably ‘successful’, but what is success? This is among the first questions I… Read more →