Archive for the ‘economics’ Category

“…a city has to take the long view, the view for the common good.” Amanda Burden What is it that attracts people into a once rundown, derelict urban area? What will make businesses once again invest there? TED talk by Amanda Burden [18 mins] Amanda Burden – The creator of the High Line walk way […]


Photo: The Telegraph – EPA – National Stadium, rehearsal – opening ceremony Architects of stadium: Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron from Switzerland Estimated cost of hosting the China Olympics: $44 billion USD – €28.7 billion EUR – ₤22.6 billion GBP – R330.4 billion ZAR A bargain! In a discussion on a BBC World radio […]


Are you ready for a paradigm shift? It’s a BIG one! “…Conventional money is created as debt by private financial institutions for their own profit-making purposes, not as a social service. This is the root cause of the economic, social and environmental problems that beset us. The amount of debt determines the quantity of money, […]