Archive | July, 2011

Actuarial Prof research tender on ‘Limits of Growth’ – closing date 12 Aug – of interest?

“The Institute & Faculty of Actuaries have issued a call for research on possible limits to economic growth. Full details can be viewed here. The closing date for proposals is 12th August. The investigation is in two parts. Part 1 investigates probability of limits to growth operating on a timescale of interest to actuarial work. Part 2 […]

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Potemkin Carbon Markets to Direct Investments

By Hazel Henderson, President, Ethical Markets Media (USA and Brazil) The Kyoto Protocol and its global carbon emission-trading scheme expires in 2012.  The World Bank in State and Trends of the Carbon Market found that the market declined in 2010 and is at a crossroads, due to loss of political momentum.  There are many new […]

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Charlie Munger’s Thoughts on the World: Part 1

From: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2011/07/02/charlie-mungers-thoughts-on-the-world-part-1.aspx From the Motley Fool Charlie Munger’s Thoughts on the World: Part 1 By Morgan Housel “Most of you know exactly what I think about every subject, but you still come anyway. It’s a damn cult.” So began this year’s annual meeting with Berkshire Hathaway‘s (NYSE: BRK-B ) 87-year-old vice-chairman Charlie Munger in Los […]

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Towards a useful pension system

Nick Silver writes: In my previous NSFM blog, I highlighted that government subsidizes the pensions industry through tax relief in return for the industry addressing certain social goals: first, encouraging savings so people will not be a burden on the state when they grow old and second, encouraging investment which will lead to future economic […]

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