*** UPDATE ,
An incredible article from physicist Tom Murphy http://physics.ucsd.edu/do-the-math/ reports a conversation with an economist over dinner as they discuss “future energy” and it’s role in the “future economy”. Here is a link to the same article in Energy Bulletin http://energybulletin.net/stories/2012-04-11/exponential-economist-meets-finite-physicist
Ross Gittins, economics editor for Melbourne’s “The Age” newspaper has had something of a “Paulian” transformation over the last couple of years. In danger of being classified as “green” Gittins now runs the risk of a smackdown from Gina Rinehart, Australia’s richest person. Rinehart, who sponsors worthwhile and informative lectures such as Viscount Christopher Monckton’s visit to Australia, has just bought a big chunk of “The Age” and will no doubt be keen have a chat to Ross.
It is so rare to hear an economist including the savage environmental outcomes in store in their considerations of current growth policy – just had to post it.