Extinction Rebellion activists peacefully occupied the Scottish Parliament on Friday January 25th, and engaged in a lively discussion about Cap and Share, the Feasta climate group's initiative for eliminating fossil fuel emissions equitably. Justin Kenrick reports.
"Without oil, it is essential to revive the dexterity, ingenuity and moral probity of the commons," writes Patrick Noble, "The springs are not entirely dry. They survive in the household and that is where the true economy must begin – where the word itself also began."
The Irish government is seriously considering a 'fee-and-dividend'/'carbon cheques' system for its proposed carbon tax. Is this advisable?
800,000 workers in the US are currently furloughed without pay due to the current conflict between Congress and the President. What impact might a basic income have on those workers? Mike Sandler suggests some likely possibilities.
We're launching 2019 with this chapter from Credo by Brian Davey, in which he discusses the need to emphasise being over having, and to replace the "banal tautology of 19th century utilitarianism" with a deeper study of the relationship between economic activity and mental health.
"Climate dividends, which return money from a carbon price back to people, provides a direct solution to the yellow vests' concerns, while putting income inequality on equal footing with climate concerns," argues Mike Sandler.