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    Extend-and-pretend runs out of puff

    News, Satyajit Das, Published on 06/02/2018

    » The default operating model today for seemingly all economics, business, social policy and environmental decisions is "extend and pretend", colloquially known as "kicking the can down the road". This approach brings forward benefits or gains, often based on cosmetic solutions, and defers risks or costs into the future. It's a convenient model for many reasons. But it's now in danger of breaking down.


    On energy, the world is asking the wrong questions

    News, Satyajit Das, Published on 21/06/2017

    » To adapt Thomas Pynchon, if the wrong question is asked, the answer doesn't matter. Today, the world seems to be consciously framing its energy problems in a way that avoids the right questions, and thus true solutions.


    If corporations are people, they can be real jerks

    News, Satyajit Das, Published on 06/06/2017

    » Critics of globalisation have named their enemies: those citizens of the world who, in British Prime Minister Theresa May's scornful phrase, are really "citizens of nowhere". Populist leaders are championing policies to combat such cosmopolitanism -- restricting migration, rethinking regional trade deals, pressuring companies to create jobs at home.

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