Net Zero: The Terrifying Cost

Net Zero

Summary Carbon neutrality, or having a net zero carbon footprint, refers to achieving net zero carbon dioxide emissions by balancing carbon emissions with carbon removal (often through carbon offsetting) or simply eliminating carbon emissions altogether (the transition to the “post-carbon economy”). In this post I argue that for a successful response to climate change, reality … Read more

Capitalism in crisis: profit with purpose


Everyone can spot an unacceptable face of capitalism. But we’re not so good at recognising chief executives that do well by doing good. Here I argue that capitalism needs business leaders who can see the bigger picture. Friedman’s legacy There was a time when any activity detracted from financial success. Investors weren’t interested in the … Read more

Simple secrets to cultivate a stoic mind

simple mind

In this post I look a simple series of questions which can help clear your mind for rational thinking. And to suggest how simple changes in language can lead to tranquility and an anxiety free life. A Simple Truth Stoics understood a simple truth. It’s important to distinguish between what is under our control, and … Read more

Expectations: The #1 little known, awful effect


Just how does holding onto unrealistic expectations affect our mental health? Here’s a simple framework for letting go and leading a happier life. The impact of expectations Today, our rates of antidepressant prescriptions are rising: There were 20.8 million antidepressant drugs were prescribed in England from July to September 2021, a 1.28% increase from the … Read more