Issue 21 – March 2022

First Word

Ground control

Control of land has been a key driver of wealth, power and conflict for most of human history.  The industrial revolution changed all that as power shifted from landowners to

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The nature of the beast

Verity delves into the environmental economics undergrowth.  Our peaceful piece of suburbia is feeling particularly tame at the moment.  A far cry from the perilous encounters to be had in

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Rent asunder

Everybody wants to own their own home and there’s no turning back. Frances Coppola explains. Housing is expensive. So expensive that many people can’t afford to buy homes, and rent

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Step one

Joris Tieleman and Sam de Muijnck, relatively veteran Rethinking Economics activists, have just produced a guide to economics curriculum design: Economy Studies: A Guide to Rethinking Economics Education.   The Mint

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Bad grammar?

British academic, and ecological economist, based in Vienna, Clive Spash, was one of the few expert voices who openly and scathingly criticised the recent Dasgupta Review.  The  600-page review by

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The land ahead

The only point of agreement on the future of land management and agriculture in the UK is that it is undergoing huge change post-European Union exit and the new imperative

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A new class act

Douglas Eger is an environmentalist and a serial entrepreneur.  He is looking to bring together these two strands of his career in a new venture to create a new asset

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Three steps out of a fix

Rick Rowden offers a trio of measures to overhaul a creaking global financial system Thanks to the historically ambitious scale of their fiscal and monetary policies, most of the rich

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Having it all

Could private funding actually benefit nature? Henry Leveson-Gower proposes a cooperative approach. Since the 80s environmental economists have been putting monetary values on nature so they get “counted”. Now they

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Politics Is Good For You

Joe Zammit-Lucia warns that good intentions will rarely come to fruition without political understanding. In a seminal article titled Wealth, published in The North American Review in 1889, Andrew Carnegie

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The ifs and buts of Hydrogen

Hydrogen may be useful, but how green can it really be? asks Roland Kupers. It has been used for centuries: from lifting the balloon that Jacques Charles floated over Paris

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A Name With No Name

Danielle Guizzo looks at how economics made the work of academic giant Barbara Wootton, invisible. Barbara Wootton, was a leading name in the areas of Sociology and Criminology in post-war

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Book Review

Sharks are eating the whales

Alex Kozul-Wright reviews The Value of a Whale by Adrienne Buller, Manchester Press (2022) and The Finance Curse by Nicholas Shaxson, Penguin Random House (2018). Though distinct in their focus,

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