The Industrial Revolution Required More Energy Resources Than Provided by the Annual Cycle of Photosynthesis

Michael Giberson Tony Wrigley’s new book is Energy and the English Industrial Revolution. He provides some flavor of the fundamental thesis of the book in a post at VoxEU.org: “Opening Pandora’s box: A new look at the industrial revolution“: The most fundamental defining feature of the industrial revolution was that it made possible exponential economic … More The Industrial Revolution Required More Energy Resources Than Provided by the Annual Cycle of Photosynthesis

The Plenitude of Capitalism and the World Cup

Lynne Kiesling Today’s Wall Street Journal has an article on a manifestation of the plenitude of capitalism: Wal-Mart is selling customized World Cup gear in the various countries where it operates around the world (US, Germany, England, Mexico, for example). My favorite: Garden gnomes in England kit. If that’s not culture-specific marketing, I don’t know … More The Plenitude of Capitalism and the World CupMore The Plenitude of Capitalism and the World Cup

England: Winemaking Powerhouse of the Future?

Lynne Kiesling Regardless of whether climate change is anthropogenic or not, when it happens adaptation occurs. Is one beneficial future adaptation likely to be winemaking in England? Yes, according to a Telegraph article cited by Jonathan Pearce in this Samizdata post. Stranger things have happened … And happy belated birthday to Jonathan. … More England: Winemaking Powerhouse of the Future?