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Becker: The ‘Chicago School’ Economist on Recovery

October 2, 2013 |

A professor at the University of Chicago for more than 30 years, Gary Becker is a founder of the Chicago school of economics. A winner of the John Bates Clark Medal and of the Nobel Prize in Economics, he is … Read More

Krugman on Economics and Recession.

August 1, 2013 |

Paul Robin Krugman (born February 28, 1953) is an American economist, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, Centenary Professor at the London School of Economics, and an … Read More

The Growth Delusion?

May 30, 2013 |

PROFESSOR TIM JACKSON

PROFESSOR OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND DIRECTOR OF THE SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES RESEARCH GROUP (SLRG)

Author: Prosperity without Growth.   AMAZON LINK to BOOK

Prosperity is understood as a successful, flourishing or thriving condition: simply, a state in which things are … Read More

Ellen Macarthur: Circular Economy Explained

March 1, 2013 |

Ellen takes us on a journey to investigate how insights from living systems might offer some of the answers to how we can re-design our future, in a world of increasing finite materials and energy.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was … Read More

Ellen Macarthur on The Circular Economy

February 5, 2013 |

The circular economy is a generic term for an industrial economy that is, by design or intention, restorative and in which materials flows are of two types, biological nutrients, designed to reenter the biosphere safely, and technical nutrients, which are designed to circulate … Read More

Nestle on Earth’s Balance Sheet.

February 4, 2013 |

This compelling insight comes from Jose Lopez, Executive Vice President of Operations at Nestlé. Lopez says that according to Earth’s current ‘balance sheet’ it will shortly be bankrupt – we urgently need to account for things differently, we need to … Read More

Cooperative Group…Missing an Opportunity?

December 28, 2012 |

I found an interesting video from 2009 recently which was an interview with the Chief Executive of the Co-Operative group in the UK. The company had just released its year end figures and performance had been outstanding. Profits were up … Read More

Milton Friedman v Michael Moore

December 10, 2012 | 1

This is an encounter between Milton Friedman, arguably father of neoliberalism and profit maximisation and a young Michael Moore who went on to become the oscar award winning documentary film maker and socialist lobbyist. They engage in a fascinating debate … Read More

Porter on Rethinking Capitalism

December 10, 2012 |

This video could be seen as a follow up to the 5 forces video where Porter discusses his most famous model. Here Porter takes a new look at strategic priorities and a explores a narrative infused with sustainability and social … Read More

Economist Rap! Hayek v Keynes

December 8, 2012 |

Entertaining and original rap called “Boom & Bust” allegedly inspired by a real life encounter between Hayek & Keynes.  Thought provoking stuff and a great way to learn but what are your views and who was the greatest economist of … Read More

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