Culture and climate

"I see the shadow of a proper economy everywhere....decayed towns and villages, drained by corporate retail park, entirely oil-powered suburbia and the falsely-egalitarian call...

Two events about basic income, Sept 16 and Oct 7

‘Work: What’s Basic Income Got To Do With It?’ Sat, Sept 16th, 2017 from 1000 – 1600 in Dublin at the Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier...

Water Commons Thinkery report

A Thinkery on Water Commons was held in UCC on Friday, June 23rd. This event was jointly organised by Feasta’s Water Commons group and...

The climate crisis as seen by the economics mainstream

Mainstream economics frames the climate crisis in a particular way but this approach is not at all helpful. There have been a variety of...

Feasta submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on climate

Feasta welcomes this opportunity to make a submission to the Citizen’s Assembly on how the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate...

Colonialist economics – the contrast with indigenous land care principles

"In theorising about efficiency and the management of resources with a western European mind-set, many “great thinkers” were unable to see efficiency when it...

The role of innovative monetary policies in supporting a Green New Deal and a...

In this paper Deirdre de Búrca, who has been advocating a Green New Deal since 2009, discusses the politics and substance of such a...

Water Commoning – Extending the public debate about water policy in Ireland

Following the 2014 shift in responsibility for public water and wastewater services from Local Authorities to Irish Water, the new national utility, and the...

Entrepreneurship – the narrative of creative destruction

In the religion of economics, the entrepreneur is a hero engaged in a narrative of destructive creation. Entrepreneurs are tragically noble figures on a...

Reflections on the Compassion in World Farming conference, October 6-7 2017

I Love Vegetables. Arriving mid evening from London to my companion’s sister near Hertford was a comforting experience. A welcome of real food, prepared by...

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