Reaching net zero – is it doable, or is it just a pipe dream? In podcasts recently Steve Keen has expressed thoughts that we are already too late to avoid catastrophic climate change. But this week, Harald Desing, a scientist at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, gives a more positive spin on the outlook. He reckons, if we focused on the task, accepted there would have to be an increased usage in fossil fuels in the short term, we should be able to get to net zero in 5 to 10 years. Of course, anyone who has watched “Don’t Look Up” knows that scientists might have the answer, but it’s the politicians and media commentators who will stop it happening. And the economists, let’s not forget them.
Steve Keen, Phil Dobbie – What’s driving the Great Resignation?
One of the surprises as we emerge from the worst of COVIS (hopefully) is wjaty’s being called the Great Resignation. Even though employment levels in most countries remain below pre-pandemic levels, that’s not stopping those […]
Tax Justice Network – Taxcast November 2018
November 22, 2018 Mathew D. Rose Austerity, Corruption, EU politics, Finance, Financial Institutions, Lobbying, National Politics, Neo-Liberalism in the EU 0
In the November 2018 Tax Justice Network monthly podcast/radio show, the Taxcast: we look at how governments can better protect, encourage and even incentivise whistleblowers. what do the latest Brexit developments tell us about dark […]
Heiner Flassbeck: ‘The Model Economy’ in Germany is Growing a Class of Working Poor
In The Real News Network General election campaign is in full swing in Germany but little attention is being paid to the high proportion of working poor explains economist Heiner Flassbeck. View
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