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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...

The Environmental Consequences of Monetary Dysfunction

Follow @GrahamJBarnes Dysfunction of the money-system underpins the problems of the world’s multiple converging crises. Discuss. Might that assertion be taking an ideological position, encouraged by...

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There’s no Feasta in the USA, but there is this new blog

When I was a student learning about the problems of the world, I wondered if there was a group whose job was to think...

More thoughts on the good life

Here’s a powerful thought – the largest consumption of energy in the UK is personal consumption and the largest share of that is by...

The real lesson of the Energiewende is that the German economy uses too much...

Implications of a study by Hans Werner Sinn, ifo Institute Munich For a long time Germany’s attempt to grapple with atomic power, climate change and...

The good life or the ballot? Both you say? I say the good life...

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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 –...

How destructive is the middle class?

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