Reopening Blues

"This is a rare chance for systemic change," writes Mike Sandler. "Will we be able to achieve systemic solutions instead of half measures or...

Small is Beautiful?

"For those fortunate enough not to be directly impacted , the slower pace of life, absence of traffic and noise, and the changes in...

TEDx talk in Longford, June 29, featuring Feasta co-founder Davie Philip and Chas Jewett,...

Longford is to host the Midland’s first TEDx Conference on Friday 29 June at the Backstage Theatre. The theme for TEDx Longford is ‘Change...

Podcast: Beyond Growth, Beyond Europe…and Beyond Politics

Caroline Whyte Seán Ó Conláin In our Bridging the Gaps podcast series, the hosts, Seán O’Conláin and Caroline Whyte, explore a range of topics with guests...

Podcast: politicians and the wellbeing economy

Caroline Whyte Seán Ó Conláin In our Bridging the Gaps podcast series, the hosts, Seán O’Conláin and Caroline Whyte, explore a range of topics with guests...

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...

Being, nothingness, cumquats and Walter Scott

"Most work done today is not only futile, it is destructive – insurance, banking, advertising, market research, manufacture of useless shiny things; of cars,...

Speed and localism

"If we are to mitigate catastrophic climate change and also reverse the catastrophically increasing chasm between rich and poor, first, we must reclaim the...

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...

4 – Market Structure

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