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On a Hero

As far back as Frederic Bastiat’s Ce qu’on voit et ce qu’on ne voit pas (That which is seen and that which is unseen), economists have been aware of the difficulty of getting people to look past the immediate and highly visible, through to widely distributed, hard to distinguish, long-term effects of decisions and policies.
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We can strike this one off the list

“Geoengineering” is a catch-all term for approaching climate change from the other side of the too-much-gas-too-much-heat side of the equation. One of the early promising schemes was iron fertilisation, where mixing iron with waters in oceanic ‘deserts’ would cause algal blooms. The theory was that such blooms would come and go so fast that when [...] Continue reading

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