Presidio Economics Blog 2011

Presidio Economics Blog 2011

  
Presidio Graduate School’s Macroeconomics course for Spring, 2011 is authoring a series of articles. The articles on this “mico-blog” reflect reactions and thoughts on news items, economic theory, and other issues as they pertain to the concept of sustainability.

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
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Can Hawaii Achieve a Steady State Economy?

By: Kainoa Casco Can we?  As Hawai’i’s own Barack Obama said it, “Yes we can!”  Why? Because we need to. A steady state…
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The Replacement of the Dollar as World’s Reserve Currency

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Hawaiian Geothermal Energy: A Gift from the Gods?

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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How Incubators Will Help Start-Ups Lead the Clean Tech Revolution

As foreshadowed by GE’s Ecomagination reach-out to start-ups, it is expected that start-ups and not large corporations will lead the clean tech revolution.…
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Water Consulting – Building Ethical, Economical and Environmental Practices

Considering that we drink ~1 gallon a day and consume around 520 gallons of water through our food, it occurred to me that…
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The Brewing Organic Beer Market

America’s craft beer market has grown rapidly in recent years, seemingly outpaced only by its niche organic segment, thanks in part to growing…
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The Economics of Perpetual Growth

Can economic growth be sustainably achieved? The short answer appears to be no. At least, not in our economy's current incarnation. But this…
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How Intellectual Property Creates Value with Finite Resources

Intellectual property (IP) has tremendous value  and can provide the economy with avenues for growth without overshooting the limits of the  ecosystem. Herman…
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Green as a Status Symbol: Why Increased Prices May Increase Sales

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…

The Capitalization of Bee-cosystem Services in California’s Almond Industry

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Megacities: Economic Growth, Ecological Crisis

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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The Sharing Economy: The Next Step in Economic Evolution

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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The Great Canned vs Bottled Beer Debate 2.0: Craft Brewing Weighs In

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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It Wasn’t the Small Green Pieces of Paper That Were Unhappy…

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…