Category Archives : Commerce/Financial

Water, Water Everywhere

Tweet “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink,” from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797-1798. On Earth, 97 percent of the water is saline, in oceans, seas and saline ground water.   Per Wikipedia, “Fresh water is naturally occurring on the Earth’s surface in ice sheets, ice […]

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THE LIST OF 18

Tweet During the past 19 posts, each item in the List of 18 has been presented with, hopefully, enough background to better define each item and hint at the challenges in each area.  Before moving on, a summary of the list is useful for contemplating the interaction between each item in affecting the future of […]

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FEEDING HUMANITY

Tweet During the past 20 columns, 18 areas worthy of study regarding future needs were considered, generally independently.  It is appropriate now to consider a few questions related to multiple items on the list.  Let’s get started.   In 1798, The Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus, in An Essay on the Principle of Population,[1] examined population […]

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SOCIETY – Commercial and Financial – How Do We Do Business, Individually and Collectively?

Tweet In the history of humanity individuals banded together to form micro societies in which the members worked collectively for the common good.  Everything was pooled primarily for survival.  Then micro societies interacted using barter to exchange essentials (satisfy needs).  As humanity evolved, however, certain things became collectively recognized as having inherent value, permitting different […]

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