Letter: Behind transport policy and choices lurks the 800 pound gorilla of energy and economics.

This short note appeared in World Streets on  11 October 2014 in response to the initial appearance of  the Exernomics test site.

Wall Street signDear Readers of World Streets,

Behind transport policy and choices lurks the 800 pound gorilla of energy and economics.  Which, if you have not noticed, does not seem to be working particularly well in our sector when it comes to guiding us (decision makers yes, but also the voters behind them) toward better policy choices, even in matters purely “economic” (money, prices, interest rates, income distribution, taxation, regulation, growth, etc.).

With this harsh truth in mind, we try to keep up on matters of energy and economics, and several of our collaborative programs have this as their aim.

One, “EXERNOMICS: Energy, Growth and Democracy” has just gone online in Beta form  at http://exernomics.org.  You can also follow it on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/exernomics . LinkedIn – http://goo.gl/XZ8BOU.  Twitter – https://twitter.com/exernomics

If you spend some time with it, you will see that it challenges many of our deeply held and only rarely challenged beliefs and strategies.  (Deep innovation always comes from the periphery.)

Have a look and share your thoughts with us on this.

Eric Britton

Founding editor, World Streets

Senior Associate, Exernomics


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Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Educated as a development economist, Eric Britton is an American political scientist, teacher and international sustainability activist who has lived and worked in Paris since 1969. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets: The Politics of Transport - https://worldstreets.wordpress.com . | Britton online: https://goo.gl/9CJXTh

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