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Co-operatives have been described as freshwater fish in a saltwater environment. In the 1930s, the co-operative sector in many countries was very powerful but...

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by Patrick Noble A fiddle and a cello weave in counterpoint. The fiddle sings of a redemptive future, while the cello evokes a scenic past....

Journey to Earthland: review by Mark Garavan

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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...

End of the “Oilocene”: The Demise of the Global Oil Industry and of...

(A pdf version of this paper is here. Please refer to my presentation for supporting images and comments. ) In 1981 I was sitting on...

World Basic Income conference, Manchester, February 4 2017

The world’s first conference on world basic income will be held in Manchester (UK) on 4th February 2017. The event will explore a new...

Lean Logic and Surviving the Future: Reviews by Mark Garavan

Lean Logic – A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive ItSurviving the Future – Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of...

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As readers of my blog will be aware, I attended the UN Climate Summit (COP22) in Marrakech last November. Despite being something of a...

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In the matter of Free Trade, as with any ideology, there are none so zealous as the newly converted. Thus developed countries, who didn’t...

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

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