Tag Archives: environmentalism

Lichen on Buildings

Imagine an urbanscape infused with lichen. An artist in NYC is doing just this. She’s taking environmentally-conscious urban gardening, usually reserved for rooftops, and applying it vertically. Creative examples of biomimicry are all over the fields of architecture and design. … Continue reading

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All the Bulls are in Poland

Throughout the great recession Poland has remained one of Europe’s few bright spots. It hasn’t gone into recession, commercial real-estate is booming and the retail sector continues to grow despite both a relatively high marginal savings rate (which to be … Continue reading

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Corporate-sponsored Academies and America’s Unemployment Problem

Among other things, living in Poland means it’s easy to fall behind the US news cycle. There are too many pirogies to eat and all the smog makes it pretty hard to see long-distances. But today I got a chance … Continue reading

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Ostrava and the case of mutating genes

It’s well-known and increasingly discussed that the most frequently cited macroeconomic indicator, GDP, is deeply flawed. Among other things, one of its flaws is that it overlooks negative externalities, such as pollution, deforestation, depression, etc. So, for example, if a … Continue reading

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