Category Archives: Natural Resources

Seven Things We Waste in Huge Amounts

by Lindy Davies Water California, among many other places, is now in the grips of a scarily intense drought. Yet, California still uses an awful lot of water. Golf courses and car-washes are obvious wasters, but agriculture is the thingRead the Rest »

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Corn to Burn

by Lindy Davies Now and then I am forced to step back and realize that there are things in our modern economy, things we pass by every day and barely give a second thought, which are actually mind-bogglingly absurd. I’mRead the Rest »

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Letting in the Jungle

Veil them, cover them, wall them round — Blossom, and creeper, and weed — Let us forget the sight and the sound, The smell and the touch of the breed! Fat black ash by the altar-stone, Here is the white-footRead the Rest »

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Have the experts finally figured out how to end poverty?

The first day of the Land and Poverty Conference, as I approached the World Bank from H Street, I noticed several homeless people still sleeping on the benches outside. As I cleared the trees separating the tiny Edward R MurrowRead the Rest »

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What the US can learn from the economic policies of Botswana

I’m here at the World Bank Land and Poverty Conference today, sharing ideas with policy makers around the world. Yesterday, I was able to pose a question to Festus Mogae, the former president of Botswana, about the country’s high taxesRead the Rest »

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Who owns the universe? (Interactive)

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Earth Share

If you write a book, it belongs to you. That’s fair right? Air, water, oil, land, just exist though. No one created them. Natural assets have no natural owners. Why then do we tax someone for writing a book orRead the Rest »

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The Key to Protecting Wildlife

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Don't Worry. I'll Fix It.

by Lindy Davies I have some good news for you, citizens. Your dysfunctional government gridlock has finally hit bottom. You’ve been thinking, “Why can’t some benevolent King just come in and impose a system that works?” Now, I recognize thatRead the Rest »

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Tedx Berlin: Should you be paid to be a citizen?

At Tedx Berlin late last year Johnny West exclaimed “Give It Back!”. He was referring to natural resource rents, the value of natural resources. West claims that citizens should be paid for the extraction of their natural resources. What doRead the Rest »

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