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...

Bank Failures and the Debt Ceiling: A Double Teachable Moment for Ecological Monetary Theory

The recent interest rate hikes have been causing some problems in the banking sector, including a bank run on Silicon Valley Bank.  Reactions have...

Mark Garavan speaking at Global Water Dances event, Cork, June 15th

Feasta's Mark Garavan will be speaking in Cork at the launch of the Oxford University Press Community Development Journal's special issue on "Water, Anti-...

Psychopathology at the Limits to Economics Growth: An Essay in 3 Parts

"Counterposed to toxic elite priorities, a new politics of environmental protection, energy and resource saving, public health and community mental health is needed. The...

The two faces of January: looking back, while thinking about the new

"Enough and the related actions of coping, critiquing and creating are about embracing possibility, which is different from prediction," writes Anne Ryan in the...

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 –...

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