Spokes 6: Table of Contents

Spokes 6: The Fruits of Civilization   Table of Contents   731 pages   {Notes}

Technology
        Clocks
        Discontinuities
        Externalities
    Energy
                Fire Pistons
        Heat Engines
            Steam Engines
                Roasting Jacks
            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 Swell
            The Internet
                World Wide Web
                    Adobe Flash
                Security
            Documentation
            Technical Support
    Synopsis
Economics
        The Dismal Science
        Scales of Economics
                GDP
        Econometrics
    History
        The Founding of Economics
        Ethical Qualms
        Money
                Gold
        China
        The Roman Empire
        Islam
            Muhammad
        Feudalism
            Manorialism
        Medieval Europe
            Urban Revival
            By Land & Sea
            Trading Companies
            Finance
            Manufacture
                Waterwheels & Windmills
                Clocks
            Time Is Money
            The Black Death
        The Early Modern Period
            Age of Discovery
                Portugal
                    Christopher Columbus
                Spanish Conquistadors
            Thirty Years’ War
            The Dutch Golden Age
                Tulip Mania
            Industrial Technology
                Printing
                    Knitting Trouble
                Textiles
                Shipbuilding
                Metallurgy
            Energy Production
            Trade
                The Slave Trade
            Nationalism
                England
                    The South Sea Bubble
                    The Mississippi Bubble
                Merchant Navies
                Russia
                The American Revolution
        Industrialization
            Child Labor
            Industrial Evolution
                 England
                    Finance
                    Transport
                 Industrial Innovation
                    Steel
            Energy
                Fossil Fuels
                Electricity
                    Generation & Distribution
                    Nuclear Power
                        Nuclear Power in Japan
                Petroleum
                Renewable Energy
                    Biofuel
                    Hydroelectricity
                    Wind Power
                    Solar Power
                        Solar Concentrators
                        Photovoltaics
            Society
                The Working Class
                    Labor Unions
                    The Prophecy of Marx
                Education
        Latecomers
            Imperial 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
            Financial Crises
                    The Panic of 1873
            The Great Depression
            The Post-War World
                    Oil Shocks
                    Black Monday (19 October 1987)
                    The Dot-Com Bubble
            Finance
                Banking
                    Hyperinflation
                    Tweaking Financial Vitality
            American Property Bubbles
            The 2008 Recession
                    Wells Fargo
                    Credit Card Companies
    Economists
        Adam Smith
        Justus Möser
        Thomas Malthus
        Wilhelm Hegal
        David Ricardo
        Jean Sismondi
        John Stuart Mill
        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
    Economics in Context
        Economics & Psychology
        Trust
    Utility
    Price
            Interest Rates
                    Libor
            Stock Markets
                Computerized Stock Trading
                    1962 Flash Crash
                Nocturnal Profits
            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
        Distorporations
        Economies
        Mergers & Acquisitions
            Merger Waves
    Market Power
    Inefficiency
    Inequality
        Universality
                    Kuznets Curves
                    Africa
                    China
                    Germany
                Regional Discrepancies
        Labor/Capital Rewards
                    Farm Workers
            Corporate Inequity
                CEO Pay
                Company Size Wage Discrepancy
                    Hedge Funds
        Societal Impact
            Poverty
            Political Impact
    Employment
        The Economic Value of Skill
        Robotics
                    Mini-mills
        Employment Figures
        Precarious Employment
        Labor Market Fluidity
        Employment & Inflation
        Shipping Jobs Overseas
                    Apple Computer
                    Bangladesh
                        Rena Plaza Collapse
    The Value of Economics
    Synopsis
The Fruits of Civilization
    Ecological Impact
                    Easter Island
                    Tikopia
            China
                Water Quality
                    Pigs Afloat
                    Algae Blooms
                Soil Quality
                Air Pollution
            United States
            The Anthropocene
        Climate Change
                    The Meking River Delta
                Carbon Dioxide
                    Plants to the Rescue
                    Concrete
                Methane
                Nitrous Oxide
                The Ozonosphere
                Chlorofluorocarbons
                    Thomas Midgley Jr.
                Global Dimming
            Ocean Warming
                Phytoplankton
                Oceanic Anoxia
                    Lobsters
            Deglaciation & Rising Sea Level
                    American Toxic Sites
        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
                Krill
            Coral Reefs
                    The Chinese in the South China Sea
                    The Americans in South Florida
                Superconductivity
            Freshwater
                Irrigation
                    The Great Lakes
                Mine Tailings Storage
                Tap Water in America
                    Bottled Water
                    Last Stop
                    California’s Central Valley
                    California Going Dry
        Land
            Garbage
            Mining
                    Lead
            Fracking
            Transport
            Peatlands
            Forests
                Amazon Rainforest
                Wildfires
                Vines
                Trees Downed by Trade
            Soil
            Everglades
        Extinction
                    Reindeer
                    Elephants
                    Prairie Dogs
                    Orangutans
            Protection
        Proposed Solutions
    Food Production
            Food Waste
                Fish Discards
                    Farmed Fish
            Junk Food
            Tractors
        US Agriculture
        The Green Revolution
        Pesticides
            History
            DDT
            Neonicotinoids
            Deadly Adjuvants
        Pollinator Downfall
        Nutritional Quality
        Genetically Modified Organisms
            Glyphosate
            Dicamba
            Safety
        Food Irradiation
        Organic Farming
        Livestock
            Chickens
            Pigs
            Cattle
                Veal
                    New Zealand Cow Seep
        The Future of Food
    Population
            China
        The Future
    Synopsis
Conclusion
Glossary
People
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