Cursed to live in interesting times

Brian Davey connects the fall in the growth rate, with its roots in the rising costs of energy extraction and generation, to declining resilience...

From Ivory Tower to global problem solver – aligning academia to the Sustainable Development...

A significant portion of the American electorate is seemingly alienated from academia. Conspiracy theorists and talk (hate) radio have seemingly co-opted a portion of...

Celebrating Feasta’s 20th anniversary

This innovative event on May 18 will focus on famine, food, energy and culture, and is free and open to all.…

Indigenous economics

In this chapter of Credo, Brian Davey explores the reasons why, on a global level, the most committed environmental campaigners tend to be indigenous...

Feasta submission on the Post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy consultation process

We argue that in order to achieve its new objectives, the CAP needs to collaborate with other high-level EU and global bodies in order...

Universal Basic Income: Pennies from Heaven by Paul O’Brien – review

Caroline Whyte writes that universal basic income is "an exciting idea, and this book is well worth reading if you’re even mildly curious to...

Food for Thought/Lón Intinne, 18th May 2018, County Mayo

Against the backdrop of Afri’s Famine Walk on Saturday 19th, this innovative event is intended to explore today’s challenges both in Ireland and globally,...

The great agricultural resettlement or the next chapter of the fall

Patrick Noble is unconvinced by the widespread idea that we can achieve negative emissions through clever agricultural practices. He argues instead that to eliminate...

Cap and Dividend bill introduced in U.S. Senate – a ray of hope regardless...

For those watching U.S. politics from afar, it may seem like the country is filled with climate deniers and oil drillers.  But there was...

The Catalan Integral Cooperative … The Simpler Way revolution is well underway!

Ted Trainer, 15.1.2018. (This outline is based mostly on the report by Dafermos, 2017.) This is a remarkable and inspiring movement in Spain, now involving hundreds...

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