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EU: Deutschland ist Haupthindernis auf Weg zu Politischer Union
Auf dem Weg zur Politischen Union sollte die EU nicht am deutschen, sondern am britischen Wesen genesen – und eine vollständige...
EU  europe  eurozone  uk  D  history  politicalsystem 
3 days ago
oecd new approaches to economic challenges - Qwant Suche
Qwant ist eine Suchmaschine, die Ihre Privatsphäre respektiert und das Entdecken und Teilen über einen sozialen Ansatz erleichtert.
neweconomics  oecd 
3 days ago
Building Cyberresilience in the Electricity Ecosystem
A large-scale cyberattack on the power grid could inflict major economic damage. Utility boards must act now to address the looming cyberrisks.
utilities  electricity  cyberspace  disruption  blackout 
4 days ago
Privatising the seas: how the UK turned fishing rights into a commodity - Unearthed
The decline of British fishing drove coastal support for leaving the EU, but many of the industry’s problems have an origin closer to home
fisheries  oceans  uk 
4 days ago
Fahrerloses Fahren lässt Verkehr anwachsen – klimareporter°
Eine Fraunhofer-Studie sieht bis 2050 nur ein begrenztes Potenzial für Klimaschutz durch selbstfahrende Autos. Hohe Kosten bremsen die Durchsetzung der Technologie, die Energie einsparen helfen kann, aber auch eine Gefahr für Busse und Bahnen darstellt.
autonomous.driving  transport 
7 days ago
Accelerationism… and degrowth? Strange bedfellows for today’s left – ENTITLE blog – a collaborative writing project on Political Ecology
By Aaron Vansintjan* Proponents of degrowth and accelerationism will likely be found in the same room for decades to come. Despite their opposite ‘branding’, they should probably talk; they have a lot to learn from each other. For the past little while I’ve been involved with a group in Barcelona, which studies and advocates ‘degrowth’:…
ecosocialism 
8 days ago
Ecosocialism: Dystopian and Scientific - Socialist Forum
A publication of the Democratic Socialists of America
ecosocialism 
8 days ago
Debunking the myth that anti-Zionism is antisemitic | Peter Beinart | News | The Guardian
The long read: All over the world, it is an alarming time to be Jewish – but conflating anti-Zionism with Jew-hatred is a tragic mistake
israel  antisemitism  + 
11 days ago
Climate breakdown is coming. The UK needs a Greener New Deal | Jason Hickel | Opinion | The Guardian
Global economic growth is outstripping our green efforts. A cap must be put on consumption before is it cripples us, says anthropologist Jason Hickel
Jason.Hickel  resources  1.5degrees  degrowth 
12 days ago
Europe’s renewable energy policy is built on burning American trees - Vox
Biomass energy is inadvertently making the climate crisis worse.
biofuel 
14 days ago
These are the OECD's most productive economies | World Economic Forum
Romania recorded the highest ratio of GDP per hours worked - or in other words, the ability to get stuff done in less time. But is that always a good thing?
productivity  oecd  biophysical.economics  wef 
14 days ago
Frontiers | Climate Impacts of Cultured Meat and Beef Cattle | Sustainable Food Systems
Improved greenhouse gas (GHG) emission efficiency of production has been proposed as one of the biggest potential advantages of cultured meat over conventional livestock production systems. Comparisons with beef are typically highlighted, as it is a highly emissions intensive food product. In this study we present a more rigorous comparison of the potential climate impacts of cultured meat and cattle production than has previously been made. Warming impacts are evaluated using a simple climate model that simulates the different behaviours of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O), rather than relying on carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) metrics. We compare the temperature impact of beef cattle and cultured meat production at all times to 1000 years in the future, using four synthetic meat GHG footprints currently available in the literature and three different beef production systems studied in an earlier climate modelling paper. Cattle systems are associated with the production of all three GHGs above, including significant emissions of CH4, while cultured meat emissions are almost entirely CO2 from energy generation. Under continuous high global consumption, cultured meat results in less warming than cattle initially, but this gap narrows in the long term and in some cases cattle production causes far less warming, as CH4 emissions do not accumulate, unlike CO2. We then model a decline in meat consumption to more sustainable levels following high consumption, and show that although cattle systems generally result in greater peak warming than cultured meat, the warming effect declines and stabilises under the new emission rates of cattle systems, while the CO2 based warming from cultured meat persists and accumulates even under reduced consumption, again overtaking cattle production in some scenarios. We conclude that cultured meat is not prima facie climatically superior to cattle production; its relative impact instead depends on the availability of decarbonised energy generation and the specific production systems that are realised.
meat  lab.food  food 
15 days ago
The Case for Green Realism by Jean Pisani-Ferry - Project Syndicate
The transition to a carbon-neutral economy is bound to make us worse off before it makes us better off, and the most vulnerable segments of society will be hit especially hard. Unless we acknowledge and address this reality, support for greening the economy will remain shallow and eventually wane.
green.new.deal  inequality 
16 days ago
The class pay gap: why it pays to be privileged | Society | The Guardian
The long read: Within Britain’s elite occupations, the advantages of class are still mistaken for talent
elites  class  inequality  social.mobility  + 
17 days ago
Pricing algorithms can learn to collude with each other to raise prices - MIT Technology Review
If you shop on Amazon, an algorithm rather than a human probably set the price of the service or item you bought.
ai  amazon  platform.economics 
17 days ago
Let unions erode at your peril | Financial Times
Social institutions can combine egalitarianism with efficiency
trade.unions  US  labourmarket 
18 days ago
The power of doing economics properly | Financial Times
Leading scholars try to enlist the profession in the cause of progressive policy
neweconomics 
18 days ago
Norwegen: Staatsfonds verliert knapp 50 Milliarden Euro - manager magazin
Der norwegische Pensionsfonds, einer der größten Staatsfonds der Welt, hat angesichts turbulenter Aktienmärkte im vergangenen Jahr Einbußen verkraften müssen. Der Wert des auch als Ölfonds bekannten Finanzbestands fiel 2018 um 6,1 Prozent, wie...
sovereign.wealth.funds  norway 
18 days ago
Volkswagen: Norwegens Staatsfonds halbiert Beteiligung - manager magazin
Norwegens Staatsfonds hat seine Beteiligung an Deutschlands Autoprimus Volkswagen halbiert. Nachdem der Ölfonds Ende 2017 noch Volkswagen-Aktien im Wert von über 11 Milliarden norwegischen Kronen (1,3 Milliarden Dollar) besaß, waren es Ende 2018...
sovereign.wealth.funds  norway 
18 days ago
Don’t Fight the Robots. Tax Them. - The New York Times
Many companies invest in automation because the tax code encourages it, not because robots are more productive.
automation  taxation  robotics 
19 days ago
Mission Possible | Energy Transitions Commission
Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from harder-to-abate sectors by mid-century Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from heavy industry and heavy-duty transport sectors is technically and financially possible by mid-century – 2050 in developed countries and 2060 in developing countries.
transformation  industrial.policy  industry  resource!  climatepolicy 
21 days ago
The real Goldfinger: the London banker who broke the world | News | The Guardian
The true story of how the City of London invented offshore banking – and set the rich free
tax.havens  elites  uk  financialsector  history 
21 days ago
How the World Works - The Atlantic
Americans persist in thinking that Adam Smith's rules for free trade are the only legitimate ones. But today's fastest-growing economies are using a very different set of rules. Once, we knew them—knew them so well that we played by them, and won. Now we seem to have forgotten
economics  history  adam.smith  friedrich.list 
22 days ago
The Short Life of Enlightened Leadership (and How to Extend It)
Most companies that try to do well by doing good can’t make it last. Their leaders need to think more carefully about their philosophy and governance.
companies  governance  co-operatives  ownership 
22 days ago
Learning from other (non-white) struggles – Julia Steinberger – Medium
This piece is a personal response to Mary Annaïse Heglar‏’s recent piece “Sorry, Y’all, but Climate Change Ain’t the First Existential Threat,” so go read that first. In her conclusion, she states…
supremacy 
22 days ago
What are the real debates surrounding immigration in an increasingly globalized world? | World Economic Forum
Yuval Harari's new book "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" has been chosen as the World Economic Forum's Book Club book for November.
migration  wef 
23 days ago
On German external imbalances | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal
When the euro was introduced in 1999, Germany had a current deficit in its balance of payments amounting to about 1.4% of GDP; in 2016 that balance had improved by some 10 percentage points of GDP, reaching a surplus of 8.5% of GDP and hovering just below 8% in the ensuing two years. In absolute terms, this surplus in the current accounts is the largest in the entire world.
macro.imbalances  D 
23 days ago
Institute for New Economic Thinking
Wishful thinking and tinkering won’t cut it. Nothing short of a mass mobilization for deep de-carbonization across the global economy can avert the looming climate catastrophe. 
green.growth  biophysical.economics  post-growth  energy.rent 
23 days ago
Strategy’s strategist: An interview with Richard Rumelt | McKinsey
A giant in the field of strategy ruminates on strategic planning, diversification and focus, and the role of the CEO.
strategy 
25 days ago
Three Things We Must Understand About Climate Breakdown
Thinking about climate change is not something that comes naturally to humans — or ‘consumers’ as we have called ourselves for decades. It is not only emotionally unpleasant but mentally extremely…
climatescience  1.5degrees  resource!  + 
26 days ago
European farms could grow green and still be able to feed population | Environment | The Guardian
Research shows loss in yields could be offset by reorienting diets away from grain-fed meat
food.systems  europe  organic  agriculture 
26 days ago
Doubling Down on Our Faustian Bargain | HuffPost
Humanity's Faustian climate bargain is well known. Humans have been pumping both greenhouse gases (mainly CO2) and aerosols (fine particles) into the atm...
global.dimming  climatescience 
26 days ago
Aerosols: Tiny Particles, Big Impact
Tiny aerosol particles can be found over oceans, deserts, mountains, forests, ice sheets, and every ecosystem in between. They drift in the air from the stratosphere to the surface. Despite their small size, they have major impacts on our climate and our health.
global.dimming 
26 days ago
Achieving the Paris Climate Agreement Goals - Global and Regional 100% Renewable Energy Scenarios with Non-energy GHG Pathways for +1.5°C and +2°C | Sven Teske | Springer
This open access book presents global and regional Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) for 100% renewable energy and non-energy greenhouse gas in order to keep climate change significantly under +2°C and thereby achieve the Paris Climate Agreement goals.
climatepolicy  modelling  global.strategies  renewables 
26 days ago
Home | 100% RE
The One Earth Climate Model is one of the most detailed climate and energy studies ever produced. It offers a unique and interactive look at what the renewables revolution could look like on the path to meeting the most ambitious, yet essential, goals of the Paris Climate Agreement.
climatepolicy  global.strategies  modelling  renewables 
26 days ago
Building a Resilient Business Inspired by Biology
Unprecedented levels of uncertainty threaten the architecture of many global firms. Six principles of biological systems can help companies address the unknown and the unknowable.
companies  resilience 
4 weeks ago
How Fearless Organizations Succeed
Amy Edmondson describes three steps leaders can take to create psychological safety, the prerequisite for greater innovation and growth.
companies  learning  culture  psychology 
4 weeks ago
The World Might Actually Run Out of People | WIRED
The United Nations predicts that the global population will soon explode. In Empty Planet, John Ibbitson and Darrell Bricker argue they're dead wrong.
population 
4 weeks ago
Analysis: Why the UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 38% since 1990 | Carbon Brief
The UK’s CO2 emissions peaked in the year 1973 and have declined by around 38% since 1990, faster than any other major developed country.
carbon  co2  uk  transport  renewables  coal  energy.hysteresis 
4 weeks ago
Saving the heartland: Place-based policies in 21st Century America
Benjamin Austin, Edward Glaeser, and Lawrence Summer argue for place-based policies to help residents of America's eastern heartland, which have fallen behind economically in recent decades.
regional.development 
4 weeks ago
Costa Rica is one of the world's happiest countries. Here's what it does differently | World Economic Forum
President Alvarado said not having a military allows his government to spend on education and the environment
costa.rica  countries  index  data 
4 weeks ago
This is how AI bias really happens—and why it’s so hard to fix - MIT Technology Review
Bias can creep in at many stages of the deep-learning process, and the standard practices in computer science aren’t designed to detect it.
ai  technology  human.rights  society 
4 weeks ago
How can we tax the footloose multinationals? | Business | The Guardian
Apple and companies like it claim to be socially responsible, but that should mean paying your fair share of tax
taxation  public.finance  oecd  tax.havens 
4 weeks ago
Reward work, not wealth | Oxfam International
Dangerous, poorly paid work for the many is supporting extreme wealth for the few. Women are in the worst work, and almost all the super-rich are men. Governments must create a more equal society by prioritizing ordinary workers and small-scale food producers instead of the rich and powerful.
inequality  oxfam 
5 weeks ago
Design APIs for Disobedience – Stories of Platform Design
This post is brought to you by platformdesigntoolkit.com and is dispatched in our fortnightly newsletter It often happened to me to work with organizations willing to establish an API strategy, as if…
design  organisations  coaching  resource!  methodology 
5 weeks ago
Releasing Platform Design Toolkit 2.1 – Stories of Platform Design
It’s been a while since we updated the Platform Design Toolkit for the last time. After the, monumental, 2.0 release that came out in October 2016, we briefly updated the Toolkit — and the guidelines…
design  organisations  coaching  resource!  methodology 
5 weeks ago
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