Economics and the environment

This presentation given by Caroline Whyte to the UCC Economics and Environmental Societies on October 28 includes an overview of the reasons why a...

Limits to Economic Growth?

These are notes from a short lecture given at Nottingham University on 28th November 2017. Click on the images to enlarge them. 1 Production Increase During...

Celebrating Feasta’s 20th anniversary

This innovative event on May 18 will focus on famine, food, energy and culture, and is free and open to all.…

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...

Submission to the European Commission on a strategy for long-term greenhouse gas reductions

In this submission we argue that the EC's overall goals need to be re-examined if it is truly to eliminate greenhouse gases. The focus...

Submission on the Irish National Risk Assessment’s Draft List of Strategic Risks 2023

We welcome the opportunity to contribute to this consultation, particularly since it arises from the Department of the Taoiseach’s recognition of the need to...

Why Don’t Lions Chase Mice: review

"When Watkins calls for a “brown new deal” he is not in any way denying climate science, he is trying to respond to the...

Another Teachable Moment from the Return of the Trillion Dollar Coin

Here at FEASTA we believe in recycling. And we have occasionally recycled (republished) old blogs when history repeats itself or comes close enough. In this...

Feasta input into the Irish Circular Economy Waste Advisory Group process

Feidhlim Harty, Feasta's representative on this group, was encouraged by widespread acceptance by the organisers and participants in this group of the importance of...

The ninety percent and the tithe

Patrick Noble thinks it probable that as GDP (spending) shrinks, things such as "bed time stories, knowledge, handshakes, gossip, sympathy, empathy, shared pleasures –...

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