Monthly Archives: December 2014

Two big books for 2014: Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty and This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein … and a poem and a memoir

The two biggest books I’ve read this year, in a year of reading dictated mostly by my work, are Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century and Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything. They are big in every way, in their thinking, their … Continue reading

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Natural capital: is translating nature into the language of economics the only way to make it count?

Along with questions about the nature of the corporation – monster and psychopath or historically-contingent legal person capable of evolving? – Six Capitals was driven by the question of how to make nature count, so we don’t continue to destroy … Continue reading

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