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Posted in : - Blog -, Britain's Economic Policy, Economic evolution on by : petersen Comments: 0

Since 1970, the world and its economy has increasingly become dominated by two groups of states :those which are partly democratic, but influenced strongly by very rich men, such as the U..S.A. and countries of Western Europe; and by authoritarian states: China and Russia.

Working with nature rather than fighting against it could help the world’s population to deal with the dangers inherent in failing to deal with environmental and biodiversity loss crises

Posted in : - Blog -, Environment Policy, Global Warming on by : petersen Comments: 0

Policies which only aim to restrain climate change are unlikely to work. Policies which also embrace efforts to take into account the most significant effects of the wide range of human activities which damage the environment are more likely to work much better

Posted in : - Blog -, - Book reviews -, Publications on by : petersen Comments: 0

Technology Displaced by Financial Innovation, Peter Lang, Second Edition. The Book Review Essay by Peter Senker summarised here is forthcoming in Prometheus in 2021/2022 This book is based on the assumption that during the twentieth century, and especially after the end of World War II, there has been a fundamental shift in the focus of..

Posted in : - Blog -, Agriculture and Food Policy, Environment Policy, Global Warming on by : petersen Comments: 0

Basic infrastructure including provision of clean water and sanitation is grossly neglected in poor countries. Agriculture and food industries contribute a huge proportion of the global warming which is destroying out planet. Much more attention needs to be given to these crucial issues.

Posted in : - Blog -, Global Warming, Global Warming on by : petersen Comments: 0

Peter Senker, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, March,2021 ABSTRACT Modern cars are large complex machines, each designed to travel tens of thousands of miles over several years. These notes represent an attempt to evaluate the impact of cars on global warming. For such an evaluation to be realistic, it must take into account..

In 2015, the United Nations adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and protect our planet. For many centuries, individuals and small firms had made and distributed basic commodities such as food and clothing.They accumulated profits by keeping whatever remained after they had paid for their expenses. In the nineteenth century,..

Posted in : - Blog -, Britain's Economic Policy, Economic evolution on by : petersen Comments: 0

The TV programme broadcast on Channel 4 at 10pm  on Tuesday 9th January 2018 entitled Working Class White Men offered some deep  insights on significant aspects of populism and alienation in England now. This programme  was presented by “Professor” Green who  is not a real professor but a rapper: nor, so far as I know,..

Posted in : - Blog -, Britain's Economic Policy, UK Social Care Policy on by : petersen Comments: 0

‘Quality Matters’ in adult social care Posted by:Professor Gillian Leng, Posted on:27 November 2017 In the summer of this year, a bold statement of intent was published setting out a single view of high quality adult social care. The creation of commissioners, providers, staff, national bodies and people who use services, their families and carers, it..

Posted in : Economic evolution, Neoliberalism on by : petersen Comments: 0

The rise of electoral democracies has been accompanied by enhancement of the role of myths and stories in economics and politics, in which “truth”, even if it could  be found, has rarely ever  played much of a role