Economic Diagnosis for the present climate

It is with great pleasure that I have been able to add to this web site a newly produced paper entitled: The Brian and Linda Eaton Economic Assessment Papers: Review Winter/Spring 2017, which has been produced by my former colleague and friend, Brian Eaton, whose career as a professional economist has earned him respect and a dedicated following, especially among companies and policy makers. In this paper, Brian has considered significant changes in the world and their potential effect on the global economy and then distilled this to a local perspective that can help make it understandable to interested readers as well as fellow professionals. By starting from profound philosophical foundations and relating current events and practices to economic theory he has produced a work that transcends the typically modest title that suggests a short-term regional roundup. This work, in my opinion, is for the long-term and is worth careful study. I was particularly interested in his consideration of what and how economic activity is measured, which provides greater depth and background to the ideas that I introduced on to this web site in my paper: Accounting for sustainability.

The reason why Brian has dedicated his work to the memory of his late wife, Linda is explained, in the first section, by the reference to the successful award that he set up to continue her aims and ambitions. It has gained an additional relevance because of the much needed current interest in the problems faced by those coping with mental illness.

I hope visitors to this site will find this paper of use and recommend it to others.

If you are visiting this web site for the first time, you might find it useful to view the ‘Welcome‘ page and follow the menu options above, both of the pages introducing the Sustain and Eternal sections have been recently revised.

Paul Newman
May 2017

About Paul Newman

Paul Newman BSc (Sociology), DMS, MA (Sustainable Development) worked for the Government for thirty years mostly on projects seeking to develop the UK Economy and has also been employed as a part-time lecturer, invigilator, events organiser and as a consultant on sustainable development projects. He became a member of the voluntary group Sustainable Staffordshire in 1997 and subsequently served as first a Vice-Chair then Chair for a four year term, during this time he also became a volunteer and then a trustee of the Community Council of Staffordshire, which he continued to support as a member of its Board of Directors until its closure in 2018. He has also served three terms as a Councillor for Swynnterton Parish, been a trustee of Hanchurch Village Hall and member of Trentham PCC.
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