‘The Downside of Up’ – A Short FEASTA Course

Sep 01, 2007 Comments Off on ‘The Downside of Up’ – A Short FEASTA Course by

Tuesdays 25th Sept & 2nd Oct 2007| Cultivate Centre | 7.30-9.30pm | €40 |

A short FEASTA course with David Korowicz on how economic growth eats itself, the environment, and makes society poorer. Explores the idea and operation of the global economy in the context of the wider eco-system in which it is situated. The continuing desire for economic growth, by its nature, will require ever more inputs of materials and energy. At the same time, it generates more and more waste such as greenhouse gasses. Is such an economy sustainable? Does it make us more content? Indeed, what is an economy for? Will nature force a change? Are other forms of money creation possible?

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About the author

Caroline Whyte has been involved with Feasta since 2002. She studied ecological economics at Mälardalen University in Sweden, writing a masters thesis on the relationship between central banking and sustainability. She contributed to Feasta's books Fleeing Vesuvius and Sharing for Survival. Along with four other Feasta climate group members she helped to launch the CapGlobalCarbon initative at the COP-21 summit in Paris in December 2015. In February 2017 she participated in the World Basic Income conference in Manchester, discussing the potential for climate action to contribute to reducing poverty and inequality worldwide. She lives in central France, from where she edits the Feasta website.

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