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Higher Education, Interdisciplinarity, and some related things like Expertise and Future of Work

Welcome to my new blog. You can read more about me in the About tab, top left. I'm looking forward to getting back to 'writing and thinking out loud' about Higher Education, Interdisciplinarity and other things that interest me. You can talk to me either here or on my linked Twitter feed.


Thoughts on the work of J M Greer: The Wealth of Nature

Reading The Wealth of Nature by J M Greer and enjoying it very much. The chapter called The Metaphysics of Money is particularly interesting and original – at least to me. Greer’s main message is that our civilization is, at best, in slow decline as we run out of the sort of concentrated energy needed to drive the industrial societies we have had in the West for about 400 years – and that we had better start to think of ways to live differently if we want to survive. But ther

Thoughts on entropy, energy and economics

This is one of many blogs in which I try to work out my picture of economics and its implications for our futures. These attempts will sometimes be sketchy and may take wrong turnings and need clarifications; this is because the subject is vast and complex. I want, as far as possible, to paint some big pictures, and to clear some things up. And I don’t mind going wrong in public on this. There is no consensus on these subjects and the finest minds take diametrically opposed p


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