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October 13, 2020 20:31

It is also what I call a drone economy. In a manner eerily reminiscent of the control of Reapers, Predators and Zephyrs in the airspaces over Pakistan and Afghanistan, executives in New York boardrooms can, in an instant, profoundly affect the lives of peasant farmers in the Rajasthani desert or bankrupt a small printworks in Tennessee.

October 13, 2020 20:30

We need instead to be supporting economic activity on a smaller scale. That does not mean reducing everything to the level of the village or small town; whether or not that would be desirable, it is simply not a practicable proposition. Certain manufacturing processes, for instance, clearly benefit from economies of scale.

October 13, 2020 20:29

It is also what I call a drone economy. In a manner eerily reminiscent of the control of Reapers, Predators and Zephyrs in the airspaces over Pakistan and Afghanistan, executives in New York boardrooms can, in an instant, profoundly affect the lives of peasant farmers in the Rajasthani desert or bankrupt a small printworks in Tennessee.

October 13, 2020 20:29

It is also what I call a drone economy. In a manner eerily reminiscent of the control of Reapers, Predators and Zephyrs in the airspaces over Pakistan and Afghanistan, executives in New York boardrooms can, in an instant, profoundly affect the lives of peasant farmers in the Rajasthani desert or bankrupt a small printworks in Tennessee.

October 13, 2020 20:28

Is it using natural resources in a way that can be sustained? Is it helping to make people happier? Conventional economics will at best pay lip service to such considerations. Within the economics of localization, they are centre stage.

October 13, 2020 20:28

Is it using natural resources in a way that can be sustained? Is it helping to make people happier? Conventional economics will at best pay lip service to such considerations. Within the economics of localization, they are centre stage.

October 13, 2020 20:28

Is it using natural resources in a way that can be sustained? Is it helping to make people happier? Conventional economics will at best pay lip service to such considerations. Within the economics of localization, they are centre stage.

October 13, 2020 20:28

So instead of end goals or bottom lines we need to be thinking more in terms of basic principles. Is the economy bringing the community together? Is it providing meaningful and fulfilling work? Is it looking after the needs of everyone, not just an exclusive few?

October 13, 2020 20:28

So instead of end goals or bottom lines we need to be thinking more in terms of basic principles. Is the economy bringing the community together? Is it providing meaningful and fulfilling work? Is it looking after the needs of everyone, not just an exclusive few?

October 13, 2020 20:28

So instead of end goals or bottom lines we need to be thinking more in terms of basic principles. Is the economy bringing the community together? Is it providing meaningful and fulfilling work? Is it looking after the needs of everyone, not just an exclusive few?