December 18th, 2011 → 6:08 am @ // No Comments

“O ruined piece of nature, this great world
Shall so wear out to naught.”  – King Lear

I keep reading that the U.N. climate talks in Durban, South Africa last week were a success.  Really?  So very little was accomplished regarding actually decreasing emissions that it doesn’t seem that way to me.  The problem, of course, is that everyone is worried about the economy instead right now.  Which is why I became an economist 15 years ago in the first place – because I saw how fundamental it was to so many other, more important issues.  If only economics weren’t a social science, but a hard science, and we could jerry-rig things to work as we pleased…

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