"STEER could be a practical policy option to help tell the social and eco-environmental truth" – Earth Policy Institute
STEER global history among humans. “Capitalism is the most successful effort in all three areas thus far invented.” Which begs the question, how do we change a way of life that has such a long and infamous history? One answer was given I think by Francis of Assisi – imitate the life, and carry out the work of Christ, in Christ’s own way. A more secular response might be adhering to Aristotle’s golden mean, the desirable middle. And the Golden Rule – “do unto others, as you wish they’d do unto you.” From IMFBlog: “Shining a Bright Light into the Dark Corners of Weak Governance” Then we see ASDA – Sainsbury’s merger.. Government – the world over, WHERE IS THY STING? Not your role? (Intelligent Males and Females or International Monetary Fund) “not your role” to maintain competition, help fix overmuch online purchasing, gambling, sometimes overconsumption, ill-health, declining newspapers, over-digitalisation, screen addiction, lack of exercise, too much transport [of /for frivolous things] laziness? Well GET IT (that role, encourage others, regulate/educate with Government). 1. protect the daily walk to the shops (cycle, etc). 2. if driving – park one mile away – at least, if possible, allow time.. 3. to buy the best, not the cheapest, save up if necessary 4. Ban -regulate -built-to-fail 5. get a slice of of the TURNOVER/resale price off traded goods. a bigger slice off imports. 6. Also a slice off commercial-bank-created money OR LOSE IT, that quality, that is. What about the Sainsbury foundation?. What is the US doing foundation-wise?.. Regulate to protect, Protest – RISE UP to get Government going – or are they/we another set of couch potatoes? see Charts that describe how a “tweak” could fix trade, and another tweak- could fix bank money and smooth IMF’s “bumps” in 2018 onward global instead of economy benefiting speculators mainly and “unfair” [FSR team] finance operators. For charts email ian[dot]Greenwood[at] phonecoop[dot]coop – for reply – willingly.
Civil/Structural/Building engineer and former carpenter working as designer and help in practical finance shift. As Earth Policy Institute kindly said STEER (for Sustainability in Trade, Eco-Environment, Education and Trade) sounds like a practical policy option to tell the [Eco-]Environmental and Social Truth [balanced triple bottom line].
Background in agriculture (and a la carte food chef as a teenager) on the family fruit/stud farm in the hills above Perth, Western Australia, then carpentry in the 1960s building boom.
Currently engaged in building designs/calculation/sketches assisting builders and clients get Eco-Fit right - offering international service via camera surveys. And for Government, especially with regard to economical funding for long-term investments. Was a little surprised to see 3 of his key points in Stern Review, Economics of climate change and yo get a reference to Office of Fair Trading after his UK-Treasury input about fairer finance including a balancing return to public purse in July 2007. this can be tried on a small scale, Now that in 2016-18 the enormity of the Transition and climate task appears accepted and 0.0% finance for certain kinds of infrastructure possible. We suggest 1.5% to start, for the challenge will be to limit such funds to the right kinds, More immediately fire-retatdant cladding on buildings can be achieved. Emphasis via a funding tweak possibly also a return to the public purse from high-street created (commercially-created) money, could helping eventually to limit property price inflation extremes, make a return from them. and reduce "wealth divides", keep income tax down, etc.
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