Evolutionary Economics, to sustain its inherently dynamic nature, needs to be monitoring indicators of existing and future trends. This blog is informed by a diverse and regularly up dated range of sources including books, newspapers, magazines, radio, TV and the internet.
A radical interdisciplinary approach is reflected in the presentation of information including but not limited to the areas of science, medicine, business, demographics, geopolitics, politics, popular culture, the arts, education, history, psychology, spirituality, religion, evolutionary enlightenment, finance, economics, management, and philosophy. The patterns or trends that emerge testify to the remarkably diverse and evolving capabilities of the human species. They embody and express our underlying values and importantly play a part in building inter-subjective structures in consciousness and culture.
Through scanning data from these diverse fields, patterns and trends can be found and can provide early stage, “canary in the mine” alerts to changes in trends. Where underlying patterns or structures are discovered in one field and then applied in another field something new may be created.
We enter the Era of long term declining global economic growth
The days of rapid economic growth underwritten by taxpayers’ money via central banks Alice in Wonderland/Magic pudding monetary policy has come to an end. This free money has driven profits of companies especially in the USA where revenue growth has been slow yet profits/earnings have [...]
Around 135 Million of the Voting Age Population (VAP) voted. That’s about 56% of the VAP. From 2000 to 2012 the percentage has declined from 58%. In Obama’s winners speech last night Simon Schama in an article in the UK Financial Times said Obama spoke about “ how ……the ordinary people ennobled by the [...]
Global economic growth in developed countries has begun its long term( LT) trend of decline. We can expect economic growth to decline below the long term average of around 4% pa. We can expect returns for equity markets to also slow and expect less that the LT average of 7% pa. This has implications for [...]
Process and production Innovation has since time immemorial been displacing jobs- spears, axes, invention of the wheel, weapons, printing press, steam engines, internal combustion engines, containerization, internet to name a few.
With the global population increasing, that only became sustained in the 19 th century due to improvements in public health infrastructure/ sanitation, new jobs [...]
I have very serious concerns about the global economy for the rest of the year and into 2013.
We have oil and gold now signalling deflation.Crude Oil, United States Oil ETF (USO) fell below the lows of the previous 8 months, confirming its preexisting bearish trend. Gold, SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) fell below its 50-day [...]
The theory in the EU was everyone would abide by the rules and in acting responsibly the weaker states would put in place the necessary conditions to allow for sustained economic growth to take root. The expansion to 27 states was based on this assumption and of course the EU was not doubt encouraged by the [...]
Shingo Nomura’s foundation is called the Center for Global Action and Sustainable Development (CGASD). Its members are over 20 of Japan’s leading specialists in engineering, architecture, ocean research and engineering, agriculture, education and city planning join the venture donating their time, expertise and patents. The CGASD will move its head quarters to Tarawa to undertake [...]
I want to thank all those generous people who have taken the time to send me responses to my website and its posts. They have inspired me to do more posts more regularly and to add more of my real life experiences into the posts. I have been overseas on business travelling firstly in January [...]
In 2004 I gave a talk at the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) in Perth Western Australia on the four key driving forces in the world. Looking back on this talk I can see that these forces have intensified since 2004. Three are big wave forces and one is a newly emerging force with the [...]
Travel companies claim to have created a new niche market segment – responding to a new and growing travel demographic that wants ‘authentic’ personal experiences. These tourists want to interact with local people, participate in activities and not just be observers. Many are seeking a spiritual dimension to their travel. This trend [...]