Monthly Archives: February 2012

Grain of truth

22 February 2012 Norman Pagett writes: Few of us ever stop to consider the embodied energy in what we eat. Why would we? Calories have become purely the currency of dietary fads, something to be limited in our constant battle … Continue reading

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What is wealth

21 February 2012 Norman Pagett writes: Around 10000 years ago, a farmer exchanged excess produce for something he couldn’t make himself, probably weapons. That transaction locked humanity into the world economy we use today, with the concept of trade, profit … Continue reading

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