When was the last time you were invoiced by a bee?

Economists have much to learn. The sooner they do so, the better for all of us.

[edit 6Jan2012]
I’m not convinced that WordPress doesn’t have some bugs in its TED embedding code. So: belt+braces link to the horse’s mouth…

Pavan Sukhdev’s TED talk “Put a value on nature!” is at http://www.ted.com/talks/view/lang/en//id/1303
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Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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2 Responses to When was the last time you were invoiced by a bee?

  1. Martin_Lack says:

    To me, it seems somewhat counter-intuitive to cite rainfall derived from the Amazon as an example of the invisibility of natural capital because most people would assume the rain forest is a ‘net importer’ of rainfall?

    Although the “Invisibility of Nature” is another way of stating Garret Hardin’s Tragedy of the Commons argument, in a world where money fetishism has taken hold, this argument is (hopefully) likely to be taken more seriously.

    As I keep quoting him, former World Bank economist Herman E Daly, has famously pointed out that humanity is currently treating the Earth “as if it were a business in liquidation…”

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