Feasta submission to the Irish National Planning Framework for 2040

We welcome the Plan’s emphasis on revitalising brownfield and other disused urban sites, on regional development, and on strengthening public transport and bicycle infrastructure. Our...

Where are our motorways headed?

"We are richer when we know our neighbours – human, animal and plant…..when we know the names of the nearest trees to where we...

Ethical disconnection and re-connection – corporations as “people” and NGOs

Externalities involve ethical choices. The mechanisms that allow corporate actors to distance themselves from responsibility from their anti-social and anti-environmental choices are described –...

Confessions of a Rentier

"Most of the progressive thinkers and writers I look to for insight deprecate rentiers (or so I believe). I am a rentier. How should...

Father’s Day Thoughts on Star Wars, Religion, and Basic Income 

Mike Sandler draws on the work of linguist George Lakoff to argue that "maybe it’s time to rethink the conventional wisdom received from our...

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,...

Biomass is a Common

by Patrick Noble The mass of life is composed of countless interconnections. It flows between species and between generations of each species. Nevertheless, all those...

Money: the Silent Killer

The fact that most money is created on a basis of debt is putting hidden, but dangerous, pressure on the biosphere, argues Caroline Whyte.

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...

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Democracy is participative In this article I want to argue that the election and presidency of Donald Trump is a symptom of the crisis in...

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