5 min read · From 2017 · Why on earth would we go ahead an IPOD. DFG had done well as a traditional VC. What gives? Well, our IPO will raise an initial £102m of permanent capital. That’s PERMANENT capital –…
5 min read · Sep 9th · Welcome to The Observatory, the community newsletter from Orbit. I'm Rosie, and I'll be your guide for this mission. Each week I'll go down rabbit holes so you don't have to. I'm here to share…
5 min read · Sep 1st · Have you seen this chart? I have seen it many times. It comes from this Washington Post article, but it seems to go viral on Twitter about every 6 months or so. The implication of the chart seems t…
Looking at the exact same data (from the Fed Distributional Financial Accounts) from a different perspective gives us a much different picture of recent history.
In this version, Gen X is now richer (30% richer!) than Boomers were at the same age (late 40s). Millennials don’t yet have a year of overlap with Boomers, but they are tracking Gen X almost exactly.
2 min read · Sep 6th · Not many sectors of the economy can claim 2020 was a good year for them. The global pandemic and its resulting lockdowns led to desperate conditions topped only by the Great Depression. Official…
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5 min read · Jul 14th · A 1972 MIT study predicted that rapid economic growth would lead to societal collapse in the mid 21st century. A new paper shows we're unfortunately right on schedule.
While focusing on the pursuit of continued economic growth for its own sake will be futile, the study finds that technological progress and increased investments in public services could not just avoid the risk of collapse, but lead to a new stable and prosperous civilization operating safely within planetary boundaries. But we really have only the next decade to change course
In 1972, a team of MIT scientists got together to study the risks of civilizational collapse. Their system dynamics model published by the Club of Rome identified impending ‘limits to growth’ (LtG) that meant industrial civilization was on track to collapse sometime within the 21st century, due to overexploitation of planetary resources.
The best available data suggests that what we decide over the next 10 years will determine the long-term fate of human civilization.
~15 min read · Jul 27th · A six-month wait for unemployment insurance. A paperwork nightmare over an insurance reimbursement. Drug tests for cash benefits. Why is there so much red tape in American life?
And very little attention is being paid to making things work for the neediest—people short on time, money, and mental bandwidth. The time tax needs to be measured. It needs to be managed. And it needs to end.
The time tax is everywhere.
“time tax”—a levy of paperwork, aggravation, and mental effort imposed on citizens in exchange for benefits that putatively exist to help them.