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Think-In On Basic Income & Sustainability, 12th September 2015

Aug 26, 2015 No Comments by
Basic Income network members and friends will discuss the links between basic income and sustainability. We will begin the think-in with short inputs from Theresa O’Donohue and Eimhin Shortt. A facilitated discussion will follow, with opportunities for all present to contribute and to learn together.
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Thomas Greco: Beyond Money Events in Dublin and Belfast

Aug 14, 2015 No Comments by
In late August Thomas Greco, the author of The End of Money and the Future of Civilization, is participating in events in Cloughjordan, Dublin and Belfast. You can find out more and register for the events here.
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Austerity and degrowth – dealing with the economic crisis and the ecological crisis together

Aug 12, 2015 No Comments by
In this updating article for the website of his new book Credo Brian Davey explores the relationship between degrowth, one of the themes of Credo, and the kind of austerity policies that we are seeing imposed on Greece.
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From our archives: the freedom to be frugal

Aug 07, 2015 No Comments by
In a compelling article from the second Feasta Review, published in 2004, Molly Scott Cato questions common assumptions about the consumption-based economy. "Wants do not arise from human nature, or even from a social agreement, for the most part they are created by an advertising industry that has no other purpose." The central problem, as she sees it, is actually inequality - something that Feasta proposals such as CapGlobalCarbon and land value tax would directly address.
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Greece to be a debtors’ prison: email exchange

Jul 06, 2015 No Comments by
In the interests of transparency we're publishing this exchange of emails relating to the Greek financial crisis.
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From our archives: The European project – dismantling social democracy, globalising neoliberalism

Jun 26, 2015 1 Comment by
This 2003 article by Andy Storey identifies and critiques the priorities of the EU - a very useful overview given the current events in Greece and the TAFTA negotiations. He writes that "in many important respects, and to a growing extent, the emperor that is the European social project has no clothes - it is time to point out this nakedness and to begin the task of rebuilding European regionalism. Such a reconstituted regional model could then also become a building block of a more humane and just global order."
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Art of Commoning: the P2P Summer School

Jun 16, 2015 8 Comments by

August 25th – 27th, 2015
Cloughjordan Ecovillage, Tipperary, Ireland
www.openeverything.ie

This event, which is organised by the Peer to Peer Foundation, WeCreate and Cultivate, builds on the experience of The Art of Commoning, held in autumn 2014 in Montréal and the Open Everything – Collaborative Economy Convergence held in Ireland in September 2014.

The Summer School will be grounded in the actual practice of collaboration and finding synergies. Some theoretical input, both on P2P and Art of Hosting, will also be offered – mostly in short modules. New developments in P2P and commoning will be shared by Michel Bauwens, Silke …

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Credo: Economic Beliefs in a World in Crisis

Jun 04, 2015 Comments Off on Credo: Economic Beliefs in a World in Crisis
In our latest Feasta book, Brian Davey describes how economists preach a 'gospel' which gravely misrepresents the complexity of human psychology, exacerbates inequality and seeks to justify the destruction of communities and environments. Salvation is supposedly in efficiency, competitive markets, specialisation, technology and, above all, growth - but we are now crashing against ecological limits.
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Basic Income Summer Forum: June 13 2015

Jun 04, 2015 Comments Off on Basic Income Summer Forum: June 13 2015
The Basic Income Ireland 2015 summer forum will be held from 11:00 to 4:00 on Saturday June 13th, with informal discussion afterwards. The location will be the Carmelite Community Center – 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2. It's free of charge (donations accepted).
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Exploring the Community Land Trust Model for Ireland: June 10 2015

Jun 04, 2015 Comments Off on Exploring the Community Land Trust Model for Ireland: June 10 2015
This day long colloquium, jointly organised by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and Urban Forum, will explore the potential for Ireland of the Community Land Trust, an emerging model for sustainable affordable housing provision in the US, Canada and the UK. Register your interest early as places are limited.
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From our archives: People first – justice in a global economy by Stan Thekaekara

May 04, 2015 Comments Off on From our archives: People first – justice in a global economy by Stan Thekaekara
In the 2002 Feasta lecture Stan Thekaekara describes how land-grabbing has decimated the lives of the Adivasi people in southern India with whom he works. He puts forward an alternative economic system, 'Just Change', which is based on core adivasi values and which challenges many of the assumptions made about human nature in mainstream economics.
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Commons against and beyond capitalism? A Thinkery with Silvia Federici, George Caffentzis and Anne B. Ryan

Apr 30, 2015 Comments Off on Commons against and beyond capitalism? A Thinkery with Silvia Federici, George Caffentzis and Anne B. Ryan
Feasta trustee Anne Ryan will be one of the presenters at this event on May 28th at UCC, discussing her work on the radical concept of ‘enough’ and her practical experience of Community Supported Farming.
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From our archives: The supply of money in an energy-scarce world

Mar 22, 2015 Comments Off on From our archives: The supply of money in an energy-scarce world
In 2011, Richard Douthwaite wrote in Fleeing Vesuvius that "Money once bought energy. Now energy, or at least an entitlement to it, will actually be money and energy firms may become the new banks." His suggestions for achieving this transition in the fairest way possible have a clear relevance now.
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