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The “Limits to Growth Study” of 1972 was deeply controversial and criticised by many economists. Over 40 years later, it seems remarkably prophetic and...

An American in Post-Paris: Persisting for climate justice and basic income

We invite you to a talk and discussion with Mike Sandler, an American climate campaigner on the prospects for environmental and economic justice in...

Public meeting: the Water Protectors, June 26th at 8pm

A public meeting, admission free, donations welcome to cover organising costs. Venue: The Teacher’s Club, Parnell Square, DublinDate: Monday, June 26th at 8pm Chas Jewett, Standing...

End the Burning – Begin the Growing

As I look across our fields I can see the deepening, or paling green of rotations. The deeper the colour, the swifter the flow...

The Future Monetary Ecosystem

Over the next generation or two, there will be increasingly visible turf wars between money-suppliers with four very different motivations. It’s not really a...

Three generations left: human activity and the destruction of the planet: review

The author of this book, Dr Christine Parkinson, was first inspired to write about climate change while visiting social missions organised by women around...

Economics as priesthood – a religion based on assumptions

Some of the ridiculous assumptions on which much of mainstream economics is constructed are explored in this chapter – for example the methodology that...

Feasta week in Kerry

We still have some places available for our annual week-long workshop at Rossbeigh in Kerry, which will take place at the end of June...

A thinkery on water, anti-privatisation struggles and the commons

Expressed in slogans such as “water is a human right”, “water is life”, “we are water” and “defend the sacred”, throughout the globe a...

Brexit and complexity

Complexity is probably the chief problem of Brexit… There’s a line in the song “Hotel California” by the Eagles that reminds me of the Brexit...

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