Reading an article by Paul Mason in The Guardian — a summary of his new book, Postcapitalism — I fell to wondering just how I would term the new era that’s now developing as old-fashioned investment and consequent . . . profit-returns dry up (due to increasingly intensive global competition in a limited stock of consumer goods). Investment will still be needed for necessary scientific research in growth services, but who will be doing this, and exactly how will they be selecting their investments? These are questions I hope to tackle tomorrow.