Bittman on Grantham on the Insanity of Economists

by Mark Bittman

“Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world 
is either a madman or an economist.” - Kenneth Boulding

Grantham continued, “I think a portfolio of farms that are doing state-of-the-art [organic] farming over a 20-, 30-year horizon will be the best investment money can buy. So I’m killing two birds with one stone: I want my foundation to make more money than anyone else on the planet, because that gives us much more to spend for the main event — which is saving the planet, in a nutshell.”

Read Grantham's brilliant report here.

all of which reminds me of a classic book which, mostly unsuccessfully, I used to ask students to read:

Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen


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