Category Economic Growth

POWERING CIVILISATION (PART ONE)


‘Energy is vital to civilisation. In fact, all of human history can be viewed through the lens of energy’ Dr Michio Kaku, ‘Physics of the Impossible’ ‘Ultimately, the economy is, and always has been, a surplus energy equation. As such, it is governed by the laws of the thermodynamics, and not by the man-made ‘laws’ […]

EU REFERENDUM: IS IT REALLY THE ECONOMY, STUPID?


Welcome back to Moraymint Chatter (especially readers of The Northern Scot newspaper)!  Post # 2-of-4 on the subject of the EU Referendum: how will you decide which way to vote?  A Punter’s Guide. ‘Europe’s nations should be guided towards the superstate without their people understanding what is happening.  This can be accomplished by successive steps, […]

WHERE’S THIS HEADING?


Pour Yourself a Beer Pour yourself a beer or something before you start reading this post; it’s a ‘big yin’ (big one) as we say here in Scotland. What’s a Young Person Supposed to Do? This post is the first of two consecutive posts. The second post will address the question, ‘What’s a young person […]

ALMOST TIME TO LOOK TO THE POSITIVES


Introduction This post is the longest one I’ve written to date.  You might wish to make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, or pour something stronger before reading on.  Indeed, you might decide to wander off and find better things to do; if so, that’s fine by me.  If you’re sticking around, though, you’ll […]

AUSTERITY FOR SOME AND NOT OTHERS


I was taken by The Taxpayers’ Alliance’s (TPA) observation about the latest growth figures for the UK economy.  I’ll let the TPA’s Chief Executive (Matthew Elliott) speak for himself: “Yesterday the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced that they think the economy is growing again – by 0.3% in the first quarter of this year. […]

JEREMY WARNER VERSUS MORAYMINT – AGAIN


Jeremy Warner is an excellent business and economics journalist who works for the Daily Telegraph; I always read what he has to say.  Generally I concur with his analyses and conclusions.  However, there is one fundamental issue on which I profoundly disagree with Mr Warner.  Take his article in today’s Daily Telegraph “J M Keynes’ […]

UK ECONOMIC GROWTH FORECAST HALVED


For those of us who have spent at least the past 5 years pointing out that the developed world has reached the end of growth, in other words the end of industrial age, cheap-fossil-fuelled-energy rates of economic growth, it’s no surprise to learn that the Chancellor of the Exchequer has today announced a halving of […]

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