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Social Impact Bonds are the non-tradable version of the Social Policy Bond idea. Around 108 SIBs have been launched in 24 countries, with nine countries launching their first SIBs in 2017. The Social Finance Impact Bond Global Database provides infor...

Doomsday or dog-food?

on Jan 27, 2018

Even now America and North Korea are perilously close to a conflict that risks dragging in China or escalating into nuclear catastrophe. .... Conflict on a scale and intensity not seen since the second world war is once again plausible. The world is...

James Lovelock in 2006, in The Revenge of Gaia:I find it sad, but all too human, that there are vast bureaucracies concerned about nuclear waste, huge organizations devoted to decommissioning nuclear power stations, but nothing comparable to deal wit...

The costs of bad policy are ... spread across the public at large, making it harder for them to organise. Getting it back: how America's economy is rigged by special interests. 'The Economist', 30 November 2017, in a review of The Captured Economy: H...

As far as I know, there's not been a single trial of the original Social Policy Bonds. Social Impact Bonds, on the other hand, are being issued in about nineteen countries. The main difference is that SIBs aren't tradable and, as I argue here and her...

One reason I don't watch tv programmes about wildlife is given by George Monbiot:To be aware of the wonder and enchantment of the world, its astonishing creatures and complex interactions, and to be aware simultaneously of the remarkably rapid destru...

Helena Bottemiller Evich writes about research done by Irakli Loladze on the effects of a changing atmosphere on the nutritional content of plants:  “Every leaf and every grass blade on earth makes more and more sugars as CO2 levels keep risin...







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