La vie des idées. The shadowy world of IPA finances - The Drum Opinion. Find More Stories The shadowy world of IPA finances Clive Hamilton Last week's revelations about the Heartland Institute, probably the most important climate science denying organisation in the United States, raise some questions about the murky influence of think tanks on the climate debate in this country.
Confidential documents from the Heartland Institute reveal how wealthy individuals have actively promoted the campaign to attack the credibility of the world's top climate scientists and create the impression that there is a controversy about the main propositions of global warming science. In fact the bulk of Heartland's climate science denial campaign - which includes plans to promote anti-science in schools - has been funded by one donor, whose name did not appear in the purloined documents. There is a direct Australian link in the Heartland Institute files. The IPA is notoriously secretive about its sources of funding. Email Share x del.icio.us Digg Kwoff StumbleUpon.
Lowy Institute. New Economics NEF. Australia Institute. Davos - WEF. Intro to Austrian Economics. People-Centered Economic Development : History. People-Centered Economic Development, P-CED, derived from a paper for the steering committee to reelect the [US] President in 1996.
Following is a synopsis of that paper. At first glance, it might seem redundant to emphasize people as the central focus of economics. After all, isn't the purpose of economics, as well as business, people? Aren't people automatically the central focus of business and economic activities? Yes and no. People certainly gain and benefit, but the rub is: which people? The P-CED concept is to create new businesses that do things differently from their inception, and perhaps modify existing businesses that want to do it. How can such a thing work? We are at the very beginning of a new type of society and civilization, the Information Age. This is a tricky question. Listen: these people are not going to go quietly into the night.
A primary impetus for the P-CED project was the opportunity to pitch the idea at the very top--i.e.., to the White House. Terry Hallman. Project Syndicate - A World of Ideas. Welcome to the Other Canon. Post-Autistic Economics Network and Post-Autistic Economics Revi. Post-Autistic Economics Network and Post-Autistic Economics Revi.
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