Economics and politics - comment and analysis

Climate change, Migration, Capitalism. Solutions for systemic failure. Part 1: Systemic failures

Introduction
David Wallace-Wells’ recent article The Unhabitable Earth in New York Magazine has been read by hundreds of thousands. “It is, I promise, worse than you think,” the first sentence reads. There is no doubt that many readers have been shocked by the avalanche of sober information that the author presents in order to make the point that it is, …

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Japan’s system, capital allocation, respect, mimetic eagerness and sustainability. Part 2. Can mimetic eagerness be a beneficial social force?

Introduction
I explained in Part 1 that economic rewards are not the only effective incentives for economic action. A successful economy requires motivating effects, which are pay differentials and opportunities to accumulate wealth. But these financial rewards are not the end of the story and economic rewards operate in a social context that can be as effective as cash. …

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Interview with Gregor Czisch. Renewable energies in Germany, Europe and beyond. Part 1

Introduction 
Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Phys. Gregor Czisch is the managing director of the consulting company Transnational Renewables Consulting in Kassel, Germany. He specializes in consulting in the field of renewable energy, energy supply and energy policy. Recently, Czisch got interviewed by Richard Senner and Stefan Dudey. …

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