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ABSTRACT Economic activities continue to cause considerable environmental damage. The extent of damage could be such that the environment in and around our planet will be affected, making survival difficult for human beings, for other animals, and for plants and insects. The paper reviews economic developments from the nineteenth century and how these have been..

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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

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

The devastation has only just begun The value of sterling has fallen. This has increased prices of foods imported from the EU. Effects on the welfare of poor people who spend nearly a quarter of their incomes on food have been severe. As a consequence, malnutrition which was already widespread is increasing further. Needs for services..

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

Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate Naomi Klein is concerned with anthropogenic climate change which she had denied for a long time. She is pessimistic about the future: “We know that if we continue on our current path of allowing (carbon dioxide) emissions to rise year after year, climate change will change..