Category Archives: Human Evolution

Replanting the Roots of our Republic

In an earlier post I briefly discussed efforts spearheaded by Larry Lessig to “strike at the roots” of political corruption.  As I noted then, Lessig is the author of “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress–and a Plan to Stop It.”  … Continue reading

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Rethinking “Productivity”

This post was prompted in part by a recent New York Times opinion piece by Tim Jackson, professor of sustainable development at the University of Surry, and author of “Prosperity Without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet.”  The provocative title … Continue reading

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Europe at an Evolutionary Crossroads

As the latest phase of the Euro-crisis intensifies, it seems increasingly clear that Europe is at a difficult and historic crossroads in its long, slow transition from horrific warfare (and economic depression) during the first half of the 20th century, … Continue reading

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New Growth Theory & Internet Policy

As I mentioned in my last post, which focused on Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), I’m working toward a post that will explain how a combination of MMT and New Growth Theory (NGT) can have major significance related to Internet policy … Continue reading

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New Perspectives on the Economy

Since economics is supposed to be the study of the exchange of value and (hopefully) the increase in prosperity and well-being among human beings, it will be a central thread of future discussion on this site.  The general perspective I’ll … Continue reading

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Innovation and Inner Peace

Nick Carr has a thought-provoking post entitled The hierarchy of innovation on his Rough Type blog.  For those not familiar with him, Carr is the author of “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.”  According to a New York … Continue reading

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Empathy, Mindfulness, Dignity and Human Evolution

I just read a blog post by an old college friend of mine, Michael Gordon, who is now a professor at the University of Michigan, and whose work is increasingly focused on social enterprise and social entrepreneurship. The focus of … Continue reading

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