savings Archives - Emile Woolf writes

Basic Principles: more than meets the eye

ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVES 86   Every primer on economics cites the familiar factors of production, land, labour and capital, as prerequisites for productive activity. Sometimes entrepreneurship is added to represent the gifted brain who brings the other three together in a commercial enterprise.   Land, of course, includes the entire unharnessed bounty of natural resources that […]

Read More…

Words: weapons of mass destruction?

Concepts, like Plato’s “forms”, exist in the world of ideas. Compared with their myriad manifestations, the concepts of, say, “window”, “chair” or “coin” exist in the mind, immutable and unchanging. Similarly, our structured accounting lexicon began with broad acceptance of its underlying concepts. These criteria were treated as assumptions, laying the groundwork for that other […]

Read More…