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“The violence inherent in the system”

I know to most people, the thought of having to watch Monty Python is simply horrifying- but it truly is comedy at its best.

After watching and posting the last Monty Python (and the Holy Grail) clip I decided it was high time to watch the whole movie again. Low and behold, I found yet another excerpt that took my fancy. This clip is rooted in “democratically elected leaders”. It’s quite fitting in the sense that, there are tensions with the recent elections in Afghanistan.

You may wonder about the economics of the clip. Economists are present everywhere- division of tasks, hierarchy and voting strategies. Further, I think Dennis and the lady is a representation of Marx “mandate of the masses”.

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The knights who say “Nee”

I came across this excerpt from Monty Python and the Holy grail (1976). During the clip, “A Shrubber” (Eric Idle) remarks, “Even those that arrange, design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress at this period of time”. Relating this to the current crisis, jobs that were considered full proof of any shock to the system are no longer safe.

The clip, as the rest of the movie is quite entertaining 🙂

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“EU in tussle over CO2 emissions”

I bet the EU commission is wondering, why some countries aren’t interested in lowering their CO2 emissions. So, to get results ‘and look like they’re doing something’ the EU commission is forcing (some) countries to lower emissions (in this article they talk about Poland lowering their emissions quota by 27% and Estonia by 48%). Don’t get me wrong lowering emissions is a good thing- but there are no incentives to lower emissions.

For a government to see incentive in lowering emissions, it needs to be deemed profitable. This is, at the least, unfortunate. Without altering the current trend, building more nuclear plants (examples, Finland and Sweden), there is no push to alter the “profitability” of green energy.

When it boils down to it, adding monetary value to emissions could help, but would it be priced fairly?

article link (EU in tussel over CO2 emissions, Peter (BBC News) http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8273016.stm

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The responsibility revolution

is it really a revolution or simply a fad?

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1921444-1,00.html

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