31 Dec '11, 9pm

Economics: pre- and post- Copernican | Energy Bulletin: Economics: pre- and post- Copernican. by Erik Lindberg.

Author Note: The occasion for this piece is Nicole Foss's upcoming talk in Milwaukee on January 4. [She is also speaking in Madison January 3.] Tom Brandstatter and other members of Transition Milwaukee are trying to get her interviewed on the local NPR station. Because the station called upon a local academic economist to vet her credentials, and came up with the standard dismissal--Peak Oilers fail to realize that innovations will occur--we are getting push back. I sent this to the WUWM (NPR station) contact person. Consider it an open letter to WUWM, NPR, and anyone else who will listen. - Erik Lindberg Asking an economist to evaluate the work of Nicole Foss is a bit like asking a Baptist Minister to evaluate the work of a secular, agnostic theologian or philosopher of religion, for we are dealing with two competing belief systems and Foss (along with Richard Heinberg, ...

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