"Zabaleen" is the Arabic term for those visionary and enterprising people whose culture revolves around recycling. The Zabaleen are experts at "transforming one man's garbage into another man's gold" and aspire toward a net zero-waste economy. Applied and supported this could lead to true energy independence, not only by radically reducing our demand for "raw materials" and hard to extract natural resources but by recycling other less obvious phenomena and materials that are now wasted.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The Illustrated Road to Serfdom
Thomas Henry Culhane Here is a fun cartoon synopsis of Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom" which we were talking about, from an old Look magazine that gives the basic outline of the argument I was trying to reiterate (about why "planning" was the most dangerous and heinous profession, an indictment of the field I'm in!:) ) The book, of course, is much deeper and more nuanced, and worth the read!