The Carbohydrate Economy?

carbohydrate.jpgI just stumbled upon a rather fascinating take on economics – an article entitled “The Carbohydrate Economy” – the premise being that plants (carbohydrates) once provided the principal basis for the economy as raw materials & fuels. Over the last century fossil fuels and mineral based materials have come to almost shut out this “bio based” economy. But, things seem to be swinging back the other way – with all sorts of consequences good and bad, easy and challenging. Check out the article for more.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of has grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.

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