Category Archive: positional goods


Vashti revisited

I began my inaugural blog on this website – On becoming Vashti – as follows: “My nomination for the most prescient work of science fiction is The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster.” A recent comment on this posting by a former student, June Gibbons, has prompted a further re-reading of The Machine Stops. With each …

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Planet saved?

Review for The Times Higher – published 1 September 2006 Capitalism as if the World Matters By Jonathan Porritt, Earthscan Publications Ltd, 336pp, Hardcover £18.99 ISBN: 1844071928 Published 1 November 2005 Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble By Lester Brown, W W Norton & Co Ltd, 352pp, Paperback …

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