One Finite Planet

Power, Wealth Distribution: Farming Humanity

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Economic Activity: An Obsession With An Illusion Of Prosperity.

Economic Activity: An Obsession With An Illusion Of Prosperity.

Wealth & Happiness Vs Population: Farming Humans?

Wealth & Happiness Vs Population: Farming Humans?

Economic Growth: The Holy Grail, Or Another Myth?

Wealth Tax: Good Idea? Bad Idea?

Left Vs Right: Ideologies Clash And Outrage

Jobs in the ‘ECO’ age part1: outsourced & offshored?

Monopolies: A global trend?

The New Economics of Population Growth in a Finite world

Wealth Inequality: Who wants More Inequality?

Highlander Economics: Does it end with only one?

Limits to free trade: moral outcomes

Free Trade: Why everybody has budget deficits

Boris Johnson: Folly, Or Defence against EU Imperial Overlords?

Trickle Up Economics / Farming Humans: How the wealthy get wealthy.

Trickle Up Economics / Farming Humans: How the wealthy get wealthy.

How the ‘basic income’ proposal could change society

Australian Record Trade Surplus: good news, or a warning on automation?

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Exploring The Roles Of Employment In Society.

This is an an examination of the roles of employment in society. This a reference page as background to deeper explorations on the impact or robotics, the arguments for a ‘living wage’ or basic income, and other topics.

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Economic Activity: An Obsession With An Illusion Of Prosperity.

Its the economy stupid. Voters want the best economic outcome, but by measuring the economy using ‘Economic Activity’, governments can effectively cheat the public.

In many western societies, instead of maximum prosperity, governments often pursue maximum economic activity, which benefits big business and governments, but can result in an economy which in theory is going well, while at the same time individuals so no benefits. This is the kind of economic policy makes frustrated voters turn to Trump and Brexit.

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Wealth & Happiness Vs Population: Farming Humans?

The powerful and the wealthy argue that increasing population is good for the economy.

But while, the larger the population, the greater the power in being leader of the population, if anything this leads to less individual wealth and happiness. Countries are a finite size with finite resources. More people means, on average, a smaller share each. Of course, everyone’s share isn’t equal, and those with enough wealth, can still even grow their share, leaving less for everyone else.

It is not just politicians who benefit at the expense of the masses, as the larger the population, the greater the wealth of the most wealthy, and the more revenue to monopolies and the largest businesses on the stock indices.

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