Briefing: Explaining the North African Uprisings: the (lost)…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/AfricanUprisings.mp3[/mp3] Special Guest writer, Jeremy Kamil, brings us a fascinating piece on the recent uprisings in Northern Africa. The key question Jeremy addresses is, 'Why these nations, and why now?' Whilst many in the press…

ABC World Today: EU Climate Advisor ‘astounded’ by…

Via ABC's the World Today audio program ... [mp3]http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/news/audio/twt/201103/20110308-twt5-climateeurope.mp3[/mp3] Listen to an interview with Jill Duggan, presently working as a carbon pricing expert for the European Commission, emit surprise and awe at the state of…

More BOOM and Bust!

Well, given recent events in global markets, it's about time that the coolest, hippest rappers of modern economics put their pens back to the page and fired up the beat-box! If you haven't seen the…

Putting the BOOM back into Economics

OK, I know, at times Economics and Economists get some bad press about their image, their character, their long explanations, their poor predictions .. their long sentences ... ahem... But one thing that is not…

Peter Neal (UNSW) on Carbon Capture and Storage

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/PeterNealOnCCS.mp3[/mp3] Dr Peter Neal is a research associate at the Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (otherwise known as the CO2 CRC), and is located in the School of Petroleum Engineering at the University…

Matt Chamberlain (CSIRO) on Ocean Modelling and Climate…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/ChamberlainOnOceanModelling.mp3[/mp3] Listen to CSIRO research scientist Dr Matt Chamberlain -- he gives an excellent description of how oceans and the climate interact, and how modern scientific methods are used to try and understand this interaction.…

Cobus de Swardt on Transparency International and the…

[mp3]http://www.econnow.com/wp/wp-content/mp3/CobusDeSwardtOnCorruption.mp3[/mp3] Cobus de Swardt is the Managing Director of Transparency International (TI) which is well known for producing the annual Corruption Perceptions Index which ranks 180 countries on a scale of 0 to 10 for…

Africa has to find its own road to…

(Thanks to Ben Hirons) With respect of Dambisa Moyo's thoughts on Dead Aid here is another President of an African nation, this time, Paul Kagame of Rwanda making a case for leading Africa out of…

Wake Up, Freak Out – then Get a…

Or .. `How to present non-linear dynamics to a Linear Generation' Wake Up, Freak Out - then Get a Grip from Leo Murray on Vimeo. I'm a big supporter of attempts to bring complex issues…