Spokes 6: Table of Contents

Spokes 6: The Fruits of Civilization Table of Contents790 pages   {Notes}

The Fruits of Civilization (title page)

Foreword
Technology
  Clocks
  Discontinuities
  Externalities
Energy
    Fire Pistons
  Heat Engines
   Steam Engines
   Internal Combustion Engines
    Vehicles
Computers
  Computer Components
  Hardware
    Digital Equipment Corporation
   Personal Computers
    Xerox PARC
    Apple Computer
    IBM PC
  Software
   History
    Unix & C
    Object Orientation
     Concepts
     C++
     OOPC
   Software continued
     Software Swell
   The Internet
    World Wide Web
     Adobe Flash
    Security
     World Wide Web continued
   Documentation
   Technical Support
   Faith in Technology
Synopsis

Economics
   The Dismal Science
   Economic Systems
   Scales of Economics
    GDP
   Econometrics
History
  The Founding of Economics
  Ethical Qualms
   Jews
   Ethical Qualms continued
  Money
    Gold
  Money continued
  China
  The Roman Empire
  Islam
   Muhammad
  Feudalism
   Manorialism
    Production
     Livestock/a>
    
Agriculture
    Taxation
    Society
    Feudalism continued
  Medieval Europe
   Urban Revival
   Medieval Europe continued 1
    Champagne Fairs
   Medieval Europe continued 2
   By Land & Sea
   Trading Companies
   Finance
   Manufacture
    Waterwheels & Windmills
    Clocks
   Time Is Money
   Medieval Europe continued 3
   The Black Death
  The Early Modern Period
   Age of Discovery
    Portugal
     Christopher Columbus
     Portugal continued
    Spanish Conquistadors
   The Early Modern Period continued
   30 Years’ War
   The Dutch Golden Age
     Tulip Mania
    The Dutch Golden Age continued
   Industrial Technology
    Printing
     Knitting Trouble
    Textiles
    Shipbuilding
    Metallurgy
   Energy Production
   Trade
    The Slave Trade
   Nationalism
    England
     The South Sea Bubble
     The Mississippi Bubble
    France
    Merchant Navies
    Russia
    The American Revolution
  Industrialization
   Child Labor
    India
   Industrialization continued
   Industrial Evolution
    England
     Finance
     Transport
    Industrial Innovation
     Steel
     Industrial Chemistry
    France
    Germany
   Energy
    Fossil Fuels
     Coal
      Clean Coal
    Electricity
     Generation & Distribution
     Nuclear Power
      Nuclear Power in Japan
    Power continued
    Petroleum
    Renewable Energy
     Biofuel
     Hydroelectricity
     Wind Power
     Solar Power
      Solar Concentrators
      Photovoltaics
   Society
    The Working Class
     Labor Unions
     The Prophecy of Marx
      Labor Unions continued
    Education
  Latecomers
   Russia
   Japan
     Minamata
    The 1997 East Asian Crisis
   Africa
  The Modern World Economy
   Trade
    Containerization
   Imperialism
   War & Economic Disintegration
   The Gold Standard
   Economic Cycles
   Network Effects
     Wenzhou, China
   Recessions
    Financial Crises
     The Panic of 1873
   Early 20th Century
     War & Business
   The Great Depression
     The Florida Bubble
   The Post-War World
    Oil Shocks
     Oil Shocks
     1973 Oil Shock
     1973-1975 Recession
     1979 Oil Shock
    The Post-War World continued
    Black Monday (19 October 1987)
    The Dot-Com Bubble
     America Online
     Yahoo!
     Google
   Finance
    Banking
     Hyperinflation
     Tweaking Financial Vitality
    Finance continued
   American Property Bubbles
   The 2008 Recession
     Wells Fargo
     Credit Card Companies
     Banking continued
Economists
  Thomas More
  Adam Smith
  Justus Möser
  Thomas Malthus
  Georg Hegel
  David Ricardo
  Jean Sismondi
  Henri de Saint-Simon
  John Stuart Mill
  Louis Blanc
  Karl Marx
  Neoclassical Economics
  Thorstein Veblen
  Joseph Schumpeter
  John Maynard Keynes
  Irving Fischer
  Friedrich Hayek
  Ronald Coase
   The Nature of the Firm
   Externalities
  Milton Friedman
  John Kenneth Galbraith
  Paul Samuelson
  E.F. Schumacher
  Alfred E. Kahn
   Natural Monopolies
  Predictability
Economics in Context
  Economics & Psychology
  Trust
Utility
Price
   Interest Rates
     Libor
   Stock Markets
    Limited Liability
    Computerized Stock Trading
     1962 Flash Crash
    Nocturnal Profits
    Stock Markets continued
   Dynamic Pricing
    Amazon.com
  Market Clearing
  Alternative Pricing
  Gyres of Waste
Externalities
  Price & Externalities
The Rational Animal
  Unrealistic Assumptions
Growth
  Investment
  Innovation
  Startups
  Productivity
  Pollution
Corporations
     Herbal Supplements
     Vehicles
      Airbags
     GlaxoSmithKline
   Communication Dysfunction
   Shareholder Interest
   Agency Cost
   Corporate Management Quality
  Distorporations
  Economies
  Mergers & Acquisitions
   Merger Waves
Market Power
Inefficiency
     The Transportation Logistics Indusry
Inequality
  Universality
     Kuznets Curves
     Africa
     China
     Germany
    Regional Discrepancies
  Labor/Capital Rewards
     American Farm Workers
   Corporate Inequity
    CEO Pay
    Company Size Wage Discrepancy
     Hedge Funds
   Inequality continued
  Societal Impact
  Societal Impact
   The Upper Middle Class
   The Middle Class
   Poverty
   Political Implications
Employment
  The Economic Value of Skill
  Robotics
     Mini-mills
   Employment continued 1
  Employment Figures
  Precarious Employment
  Labor Market Fluidity
  Employment & Inflation
  Shipping Jobs Overseas
     Apple Computer
   Employment continued 2
     Bangladesh
      Rena Plaza Collapse
The Value of Economics
Synopsis

The Fruits of Civilization
Ecological Impact
     Easter Island
     Tikopia
   China
    The Chemistry of China
    Water Quality
     Pigs Afloat
     Algae Blooms
    Soil Quality
    Air Pollution
   United States
   The Anthropocene
  Capitalist Incentive
     General Electric
  Climate Change
     Earthworms
   Climate Change continued
     The Meking River Delta
   Global Warming continued
    Carbon Dioxide
     Plants to the Rescue
     Concrete
    Methane
     Wetlands
     Cattle
    Nitrous Oxide
    The Ozonosphere
    Chlorofluorocarbons
     Thomas Midgley Jr.
    Global Dimming
   Ocean Warming
    Phytoplankton
    Oceanic Anoxia
     Lobsters
   Deglaciation & Rising Sea Level
     American Toxic Sites
   At the Poles
    Permafrost
   The World in Motion
  Air
   India
   Dust
     China
    Dusted Oceans
     The Dust Bowl
     Arial Sea
     Owens Lake
   Buildings & Birds
  Noise
   Undersea Noise
     Navy Sonar
  Light
  Water
   Shipping
   Plastic
     Henderson Island
   Overfishing
    China
    Krill
   Coral Reefs
     The Chinese in the South China Sea
     The Americans in South Florida
   Plankton
   Water continued
   The Deep Ocean
   Freshwater
    Irrigation
     The Great Lakes
    Mine Tailings Storage
    Freshwater continued
    Tap Water in America
     Bottled Water
     Last Stop
     California’s Central Valley
     California Going Dry
  Land
   Garbage
     Space Junk
   Mining
     Lead
   Fracking
   Transport
   Peatlands
   Forests
    Amazon Rainforest
    Forests continued
     African Baobab
    Wildfires
    Vines
    Trees Downed by Trade
   Soil
   Everglades
  Extinction
     Reindeer
     Elephants
      Population
      Blood Ivory
     Prairie Dogs
     King Penguins
     Orangutans
   Extinction continued
   Protection
  
Proposed Solutions
Food Production
     The Passenger Pigeon
   Food Production continued
   Food Waste
    Fish Discards
     Farmed Fish
   Junk Food
   Tractors
  US Agriculture
  The Green Revolution
  The World Trade Organization
   Land Inequity & Food Production
  Pesticides
   History
   DDT
   Neonicotinoids
  Pesticides continued
   Deadly Adjuvants
   Soil continued
  Pollinator Downfall
  Nutritional Quality
  Genetically Modified Organisms
   Glyphosate
   Dicamba
   Biochemical Companies
   Non-GMO GMO
   Safety
     Tapioca Debacle
   GMO continued
  Food Irradiation
  Organic Farming
  Livestock
   Chickens
   Pigs
   Cattle
    Veal
     New Zealand Cow Seep
   Food Prices
  The Future of Food
Population
   China
   Carrying Capacity
  The Future
Synopsis

Conclusion

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