In spite of modern attempts to relegate “economics” to a science with charts, tables, graphs and statistical/econometric models, we cannot escape that economics is a “social science” and as such our mores, ideals and culture shape our economic decisions. If you like thinking about such things, click on the free articles: Common Sense Economics and Environmental Basics or The Nature of Profit. If these articles tickle your fancy, consider subscribing to my monthly newsletter and Philosopher’s Corner for a 15 dollar annual fee that also includes a complimentary copy of my book. I also have a book to sell. If you only like the book ($5) and not the newsletter, please click here to order it. It is all about sustainable energy and how to obtain it but still address the energy problems of the at least 4 billion folks still living in abject poverty because they do not have, and cannot afford, the basic energy requirements to help them escape.
Although I am sure you will like both the book and the “Philosopher’s Corner,” I am more excited about a story I wish to tell. My story is NOT about the book. Actually, it is not MY story. Rather, it is the story of a fellow named “Condor” who I came to know while writing the book. Condor was a caveman who lived about 6,000 years ago. Condor was part of a small community of 32 people. Condor was the only person that had a cave. The rest of the community lived on the plains near the cave. By living in a cave, he did not have to spend the time that his neighbors had to spend building teepees. After he hunted and gathered berries and gathered wood for his fire, he had a little bit of time left before we went to sleep that others had to spend building and maintaining shelter. Condor took advantage of his spare time and invented the HAFTED AXE. His action forever changed his life and the lives of those in his community. If you are interested in his story and the lessons it has for all of us, you can travel with me through the mists of time by purchasing my newsletter. If you purchase it, you will get the book FREE as well as access to Philosopher’s Corner. The price is $15 per year. If you have already purchased my book on Amazon, the purchase price will be credited to your first year’s subscription.
Condor allows us to unravel the complexities of our money economy by going back to understand how economic growth began —-how the taming of fire and a sacrifice of leisure allowed mankind to escape the vagaries of Nature —and launched the human experience into an economic state far different from that of any other animal. Condor and his community also came to understand the importance of sustaining Mother Nature —since she is the source of all economic wealth. As a consumer or producer, I think you will find Condor’s story interesting. Each monthly newsletter will gradually unfold the amazing things he explained to me.
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