First of all, I would like to welcome all visitors to my new website. If you haven’t done so yet, please do join those who have already signed up for my mailing list. I really hope that you will feel free not just to comment but also to suggest topics for discussion.
There are very many issues that I’d like to discuss here and, as you might know, my blog at Tullett Prebon ranged over subjects as varied as ‘generational theft’, the 2011 English city riots, the ‘Abenomics’ experiment in Japan, the real nature of the problems in the Eurozone and, of course, the dire fiscal and economic challenges facing Britain.
But my main interest, which I know is shared by many who contributed to my previous blog, is a radically new approach which recognises that the economy is, first and foremost, a surplus energy equation onto which a financial ‘corollary’ or ‘shadow’ economy has been grafted.
We are never going to understand how the economy really works if we insist on thinking of it as a monetary construct. Money is the language in which economic matters are discussed, but we should never mistake the language for the substance.
This is explained in my forthcoming book, Life After Growth, which will be published in September. The manuscript has been with the publishers since June, and completing it – and leaving Tullett Prebon – seemed to give me plenty of time to put my feet up and enjoy the summer……
……..only I haven’t (put my feet up, that is). What I’m interested in now is the next stage – “life after life after growth”, so to speak.
I’ve also been storing up subjects to discuss here, and fuming over quite a number of developments. My “to do” list for this web site is a long one, but here’s what I’m working on now –
– A blog article on the shale gas delusion, provisionally entitled “fracking hell…”
– A short, downloadable guide to surplus energy economics