Sunday, May 29, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday shopping in Leicester

Shopping trips on a Saturday afternoon are a nightmare and to be avoided, but if you get there just after 9am, it can be a pleasure.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

BioBlitz at Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester

Excellent talk on Friday evening under the heading “Pushing Up Daisies” by Steve Woodward about the flora and fauna of Leicestershire & Rutland churchyards and former cemeteries, followed by "Early Morning Mammals" at 7am on Saturday, checking traps set overnight to find out about the types of small mammals that thrive in this City Cemetery.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Circular Economy

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I keep meaning to put some thoughts together (e.g. in the form of a 'proper' blog post) on the interesting subject of "post-growth society", but I keep getting sidetracked...

Admittedly, my knowledge of "economic theory" etc. is pretty weak, and I kind of assumed that one of the people we have to 'blame' for the 'growth mantra' is Adam Smith, but according to the interesting article here, Adam Smith imagined a 200-year phase of economic growth followed by a steady state! See also Wikipedia page here, which refers to a stage where "the economy has reached its stationary state".

On a related note, see the website of the New Economics Foundation.