Monthly Archives: December 2010

Farm prices for food items are very high again

I am busy working on some bigger projects that I can’t write about yet, but I thought I would put up a little scanned in section from today’s WSJ relating to food prices. Food prices are now 18.5% higher than … Continue reading

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Delusions of Finance: Why most models are wrong

I wrote this post almost a year ago, and originally posted it at The Oil Drum. It is a write-up of a talk I gave in October 2009 at the Biophysical Economics conference in Syracuse, NY. In October 2009, I … Continue reading

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We can’t take ‘it’ with us

One thing the modern financial system tries to teach us is that with the miracles of compound interest, we can be fairly certain that the funds we invest today will be worth much more a few years from now. All … Continue reading

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What is a Sustainable Living Situation for Future Humans? Part 2

Two days ago, I put up Part 1 of this post by George Mobus, and this is Part 2. You will remember that George is looking forward to some time in the future. At that time, there seem to be … Continue reading

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What is a Feasible Living Situation for Future Humans? Part 1

This is a guest post by George Mobus. It was previously published on his blog, Question Everything. George published this post, plus what I plan to publish as part 2 in a day or two, as a single post. Since … Continue reading

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