Category Archives: Six Capitals

On the value of oceans and how the earth pays for our iDevices + eGadgets – or, I’m still down the accounting rabbit hole

Storms have smashed Sydney and New South Wales for days, flooding roads, railways, entire towns, uprooting trees, tearing off roofs, sweeping away beaches, cars, houses, animals, people. The tempestuous weather makes clear once again the almighty power of our planet … Continue reading

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Multinational tax avoidance, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the shift from nations to corporations – and Tomas Sedlacek’s Economics of Good and Evil

When you’re writing a book, there are themes and stories you must pursue, they make up the tale you’re trying to tell. And then there are other, tantalising themes that bubble away under the surface or that you glimpse in … Continue reading

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‘The world is not run from where he thinks’: Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall – and some upcoming talks on Six Capitals and Double Entry

I’ve just finished reading Hilary Mantel’s bestselling, prize-winning Wolf Hall. I’m a little late to the party – it was published in 2009 and the mini series has already screened on BBC 2 – but wow! What a novel. The reign … Continue reading

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Fishermen – and the Adelaide Writers’ Week 2015

I’m slowly making my way back into the daylight world after some travels through the underworld. As it happens, I’ve been reading Alexis Wright’s astonishing novel Carpentaria for about the fourth time, which is exactly the book to be reading at … Continue reading

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Natural capital – bees, forests, water, soil – comes to Australian farming: NAB is adding natural capital to its lending policies

Once again natural capital is in the news – this time with the announcement last week by the National Australia Bank (NAB) that it’s changing its policies to start accounting for the sustainability of farming business practices. NAB is Australia’s … Continue reading

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The 2015 Perth Writers’ Festival – and John Lanchester’s ‘How to Speak Money’

The program for the 2015 Perth Writers Festival was released last weekend with star authors including John Lanchester, Hilary Mantel (via satellite), Elizabeth Gilbert, DBC Pierre, Bob Brown and Joan London. I’m going to be in Perth speaking about my … 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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