Economics and environmental degradation

New ideas, when they first surface, are often ignored. Eventually they work themselves into the imagination of a few. Some people adopt the idea, others test it, if they can, others speculate about the idea and many ignore or mock it. There are very few ideas that are genuinely new; ideas build on the ideas of others. When an idea gains a small level of acceptance it has started its journey in the world; the journey may be short or it may be beyond the wildest imaginations of those that conceived the ideas. Continue reading