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The 6 best sustainability books of 2016

It's almost that time again.<p>With a new year just around the corner, we dug into the GreenBiz vault to bring you a list of some of the best books of …

Sustainable Business

FACT CHECK: Noam Chomsky Predicted Trump's Presidency?

CLAIM<p>Noam Chomsky predicted the movement that created a Trump presidency. See Example( s )<p>EXAMPLES<p>Noam Chomsky called this political moment 6 years …

Why Republicans Still Reject the Science of Global Warming

One day in 2009, Henry Waxman, the Democratic congressman representing Santa Monica and Malibu, paid a visit to one of his Republican counterparts, a …

Climate

DEUTSCHE BANK: A weak pound won't boost Britain because 'economics have evolved since the Victorian era'

David Folkerts-Landau, Deutsche Bank's chief economist, said in a note circulated on Friday that "international economics have evolved since the Victorian era" and as a result a fall in the pound won't automatically make British goods cheaper to overseas buyers.<p>The note is a stern rebuttal to …

Valuing Nature topics at the Applied Environmental Economics conference (envecon) London 18 March 2016 | Valuing Nature Network

envecon is the annual conference of the UK Network for Environmental Economists.<p>UPDATE: The presentations from this year's meeting (18 March) are now …

Environmental economics: constructing the bigger picture

How do you place a value on an ecosystem? The answer is, with great difficulty. Decisions are being made daily that impact on the environment and the …

Kids Are Master Manipulators. So Use Game Theory Against Them

Author: Chelsea Leu. Chelsea Leu Culture<p>Date of Publication: 06.30.16.<p>Time of Publication: 10:00 am. 10:00 am<p>Kids are master manipulators. They play …

The ties that bind could become the rope that hangs

On June 23rd the electorate in Britain will go to the polls to decide the country’s future, or lack thereof, in the European Union. Already the main …

GDP a poor measure of progress, say Davos economists

Three leading economists and academics at Davos agree: GDP is a poor way of assessing the health of our economies and we urgently need to find a new …

Is Britain full? Home truths about the population panic

Photograph: Alamy<p>The population of Ashford in Kent grew by nearly 30% between 1984 and 2009.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>https://media.guim.co.uk/715f249343c4d1f4024d33a255a583db773b3da5/0_39_640_384/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images<p>Ashford’s residents are divided over the town’s fast growth, but …

The Tragedy of the Commons is a common tragedy

IT was reported earlier this week that the Chinese Government was finalising plans to introduce strict fuel standards on large ships to help combat …

Market futures are looking murkey

Don’t let the recent shock waves in the economy fool you we still haven’t figured out what the markets will do in 2016.<br>A drop in oil prices normally …

A Christmas calculation

There is a simplicity to being cynical which cannot be denied. An easy way to sum up human interaction as nothing more than self interest. It is a …

COP21 must act as catalyst for construction industry

The success of the Paris Climate Change agreement must be tempered by a realisation of how difficult it will be to achieve.<br>For the construction …

Sugar tax leaves a sour taste

THE figures are startling and should be cause for concern however imposing ill thought through taxes is not the answer<br>According to recent figures one …

20 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made a tradition of dramatic New Year’s resolutions, and this year he decided that he’d read a book every two …

Books

Inclusion trumps isolation in the war on terror.

The events in Paris have simultaneously brought out moments of the best and worst of humanity in the news. The demonstrations of solidarity …

Is this the end of the BRICS era?

<i>This article first appeared on The Financial Times.</i><p>Related posts:<p>Goldman fined over theft of NY Fed data<p>Pacific trade zone nations make currency …

International Monetary Fund

9 Ways Behavioral Economics Can Help Increase Conversion, Retention and ROI

Behavioral economics postulates the concept that people make “irrational” decisions because they are influenced by social factors. Identifying the …

Cost of terror

The tragic events in Paris last Friday have left Europe reeling. Politicians have been clamoring to denounce the atrocity and by chance announce …

The Global Economic Cost of Terrorism Is Now at Its Highest Since 9/11

In the wake of Friday's massacre in Paris, a new report says the world is paying the highest price for terrorism since the 2001 attack on New York's …

Does the Phillips curve need updating?

<i>This article is published in collaboration with the Washington Centre for Equitable Growth. Publication does not imply endorsement of views by the</i> …

World Economic Forum

Who will pay for gun control

ON OCTOBER 1st America reached 1000 mass shootings in the three years since the Sandy Hook massacre, which left 20 young children dead.<br>The recent …

Brexit would break Britain

THE main problem with the Eurosceptic campaigns is that Britain doesn't deal well with isolation.<br>Despite its resolute status as an island nation for …

A free market economy

ECONOMICS could soon be facing its greatest shakeup since Adam Smith put pen to paper. Previous notions of supply and demand are being eroded as …