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End the Burning – Begin the Growing

Patrick Noble writes "Biofuels are a part of a fossil-fuelled hubris that cannot see why its extraordinary way of life must end. It turns blindly from burning one thing to wildly burning another. We’ve powered a way of life by combustion. It is the combustion (internal and external) which must end."

A thinkery on water, anti-privatisation struggles and the commons

Feasta's Water Commons group, along with Orla O'Donovan and Patrick Bresnihan, are organising this event at University College Cork on June 23. Speakers will include Standing Rock Water Protector Chas Jewitt, Miriam Planas of Aigua és Vida (Barcelona) and the European Water Movement, and Marco Iob, of the Italian Forum of Water Movements and European Water Movement.

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 of Credo, by Brian Davey – for example the methodology that stresses individual decision-making, the assumption that decision-makers have the information that they need, the assumption of honesty, the default assumption of competition.

The Joke

"How do we form a whole social system – its economy settling nicely inside its ecology? We don’t. Everyone does. Where economy meets ecology, is precisely where a tool meets its materials – that is by the fingertips and grasp of one pair of hands – that is - one’s own intelligent hands." By Patrick Noble.