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Badgers

I am opposed to the proposed cull of badgers in Summer 2013 for economic, political, environmental reasons. I wrote to my MP who is in favour of the cull and he responded back. He mentioned hat he comes from farming

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economics of everything: energy and risk 2d

Wrapping up this little series of economic blogposts for now. In Perceptions of Contractual Risk Allocation in Construction Supply Chains (2008), they look at how risk management practices have affected how contracts and subcontractual relationships (which are widely used in

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Economics of everything: energy and risk 2c

Recap – there are multiple risks within energy markets and supply/demand chains which climatic changes continue to affect producing high volatility with increased demand for harder to supply. Investors wishing to invest in energy or companies working with energy companies

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Economics of everything, risk and energy 2b:

Have set up a new economics & energy playlist on YouTube including this interesting video on Commodities Price Volatility webinar with Karen Hansen-Kuhn, Dr Steve Suppan and Marcus Henn: The questions were interesting including a request for a view on

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Economics of everything, risk and energy 2a

Still trying to understand connections between risk, economics and energy. Don’t understand enough yet about what it all means, but anyway.. So to return to e.g. energy production and supply including renewable and energy needed for those companies’ operations too.

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#occupylsx – many eyes visualization of comments (updated)

I haven’t read through it all yet – but its interesting to see that some people are actually trying to engage in economic discussions despite all the usual other comments. Uploaded the text from 18 pages of comments this morning.It

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I missed my sister at #occupylsx yesterday plus thoughts on #transition and #occupy

Managed to be possibly a few metres away from my sister (and I think family) yesterday at #occupylsx and not know – she saw some slightly blurry photos I had taken, on FB in the evening. Gutted to have missed

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economics of everything part 2 – supply chains, risk and investment

First attempt to explain the  economics universe was a few years ago and felt the need for a follow up or at least an attempt at one aspect of risk and investment – related to the economics of supply chains.

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There really is something beautiful & magical happening at #occupylsx

I was in London today and visited #occupylsx at St Paul’s Cathedral. I read the open letter to #occupywallstreet and Stephen Downes’ response yesterday about the MetaSociety1 It is a matter of empirical fact as to whether or not your

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When education is no longer a human right but a tradable commodity

This may be a big statement of the obvious but wanted to think out loud now. I contributed a couple of bullets to edfutures yesterday – then caught myself thinking – is it too many leaps / without enough data

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The earth is not flat: economic bubbles blogposts

Two very interesting posts and discussions from Naked Capitalism. Commenting on Jeremy Grantham’s FT interview about bubbles: “Bubbles are important for the country because there is nothing more dangerous and damaging to an economy than a great asset bubble that

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Financial decision making – fraud, theft, madness

Yves Smith has an interesting post and an entertaining discussion recently (I am not saying that my views are the same as Yves, the poster referred to or the contributors to the discussion) on how we need a new word

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A free, open MBA opens eyes and minds

Emeka Okafor has reflected on an article in American Scholar about elite education, reviewing  “the future of Africa’s productive capacity where the elite adopt a redistributive rather than productive approach to wealth. This is further accentuated by a preference for non-manufacturing MBA’s” (1) The article

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Pedagogy of the Privileged – openMBA, no I mean free and open

Firstly – the Schumpeter column examined the pedagogy of the privileged recently, looking for signs of business school activity in the light of the global economic crises, which have been reading and thinking about for the last week. “THIS has

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a last little bit about currency

Lots more to read, 28+ questions which don’t seem to have actually attempted to answer – hope to find people to ask them to and discuss with in the future.  Still sticking with micro/human and macro/human+AI regarding decision making, based

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Economic Flow and Balance

I have read by chance today, two unrelated sources that mention how we should be like water: “How does one achieve a ‘mind like still water? One learns to go with the flow of life, the current of existence –

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Will rational economic decision making be any better?

“whatever the merits of behavioural economics, analysing the economy through individual behaviour will provide no direction towards a more productive and rational economics.”1 In decision making, everything is relative, we measure our options in relation to everything in the world

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Will rational economic decision making be any better?

“whatever the merits of behavioural economics, analysing the economy through individual behaviour will provide no direction towards a more productive and rational economics.”1 In decision making, everything is relative, we measure our options in relation to everything in the world

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Change of scenery – fractals

Thinking about AI is making my head hurt – need a day off. Rather than try and work through a whole financial model, will be looking at fractals and financial visualization. If you are already very familiar with fractals, complexity,

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Risk, Models, Intelligence – more

(Econ posts so far in this series without video clips pdf , also just realised Nerds on Wall Street is incorrect link in pdf too) “We do need models and mathematics – you cannot think about finance and economics without

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