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Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

The only field of economics which actually attempts to approach it scientifically is Behavioral Economics. They don't develop models based on preconceptions. Instead, they conduct experiments to learn how people actually behave, and model accordingly.

While writing Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, I came to believe that Smith would have been a Behaviorist, had he been presented with such distinctions.

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I wonder if the St. Kitts and Nevis government has considered importing fertile bobcats from the US and running an experiment on some fenced-in acreage.

While bobcats usually eat squirrels, they could also eat young monkeys. These 18 - 34 lb. wild cats are only a threat to humans when rabid, and of course these two islands are rabies-free. Russia's Ukrainian invasion has reminded us all that global food supplies can be unreliable, so it would be prudent for islands in particular to do more for their own food security.

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Thank you. And it's also worth mentioning that 97% of climate scientists do NOT agree that present climate change is human-caused.

99.7% do. One journalist lazily got that fact wrong and others lazily repeated it. Then people who grasp at any straw to deny this trumpeted it as a significant fact.

Perhaps the difference between 3% and 0.3% doesn't matter to people who will say "see! Not all climate scientists agree." But it's a big difference nonetheless.

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Jonathan Kolber

Jonathan Kolber

I think about how to create societies of sustainable, technological abundance. My book, A Celebration Society, offers one solution. It has been well received.