Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Avoiding the Cliff

The purpose of this blog is to remind people about the road to productivity-Eco productivity  In a world which has both real limits and real renewables, it is seldom about the dumb stats  that most 2 dimensional sheet readers are preoccupied with . A sketch I made in 2007
Neither is it at big picture level about the sometimes desirable edging faster with more drugs and more cuts.
Short term gain = long term pain and EVERY GRADE and HOUSE should be taught it and insist on it being the stuff of life -- economics .
You only have to think about home to know about these things in a wise way - but who does . The TV teaches us to make short cuts and we ourselves kid ourselves about the pain and paying full price . We have no one to blame but ourselves and nowhere else to look but at ourselves first . More here 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Faith in progress is failing

The inadequacy of our flirting with the faith of automatic progress is clearly indicated by our failure to learn and promote the past. Those who believe in progress as a faith in itself  are often now rationally excluding study of the past or failing to value the past (  includes , practice , professions and scientific progress ).
Evereyone knows we need a education revolution . The left are afraid that the only way to go forward is to properly look back.
Charles Darwin insisted that mechanism had a place in creation , but he strongly resisted  the pressure all around him at the time,  to allow those whose faith was in progress and "evolving" ( a real faith matter) . Spencer and others were ready to use his discoveries for their own ends . Darwin was ineffective , as the West has been in resisting this myth and simplification . Such faith as all faiths do creates a  sense of optimism . The "good thing"is that the fruit of this faith have now been born and rejected .
True, there is a lot of fanatical defence going on by those in charge,  to deny that in practice,  a faith in automatic progress with time  is  now too big a leap for the West to now keep making.

We are going broke as a result of such beliefs . To always be talking of " moovin on " is always to beg the question . Are we lost or just uncertain and restless and don't we know the territory well enough to rest yet ?
 Spencer's stuff degrades education by making future knowledge more important than the present and past . A faith that works talks about past present and future--- in the same paradigm . You heard it first at Emperors Academy 11 May  2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Good better best

never let it rest said the stamp on Furphy's tanks (Shepparton Victoria Australia) An innovator ,producer and economist of merit - he knew the fire of real life and worked with it .The dynamic forces of supply demand and disaster.
How about all those who seek economic perfection , who see the demise of  marxist driven moves as confirmation that the market knows best.
Economic perfection (click here) is a popular view amongst the wealthy , but does it stand up to the big picture of a world with limits?