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Closed loop agriculture for environmental enhancement: returning biomass nutrients from humanure and urine to agriculture

Apr 26, 2016 No Comments by
This report by Féidhlim Harty argues that closed-loop agriculture would not only stop the waste of nutrients to watercourses as pollution, it would also stop the high energy inputs needed for artificial nitrogen production, would enhance biodiversity, and could go a significant way towards reducing overall agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.
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The Strange Idea of Negative Interest

Apr 13, 2016 No Comments by
This article by Graham Barnes addresses the role of demurrage (negative interest) in the design of new currencies. But it takes a roundabout route with diversions around the zero and negative interest rates being currently applied to fiat money; and a detour via positive interest which is itself a stranger idea than we have been led to believe. It suggests that demurrage is worth a place in the designer's kitbag, but not for the reason normally postulated.
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What Feasta is doing

Apr 05, 2016 No Comments by
If you'd like to get an overview of Feasta's activities over the past couple of years, please take a look at our latest Annual Report. Whether you are interested in a particular Group, Feasta events or publications or just want to scan out of curiosity, we are sure you will find it interesting.
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Unconventional gas field development and optimism bias: submission by Brian Davey to the UK Environment Agency

Mar 29, 2016 No Comments by
In this submission made in response to a drilling application by iGas, Brian Davey argues that the judgements made on behalf of IGas are flawed by what occupational psychologists and management theorists call “optimism bias”.
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Shale Euphoria: The Boom and Bust of Sub Prime Oil and Natural Gas

Mar 23, 2016 No Comments by
In this update to his book Credo, Brian Davey argues that the shale industry, whether extracting oil or gas, has never been financially sustainable. How could this be? It seems paradoxical and defies ordinary economic logic.
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The Fracking “Matrix”: Which “frame” gives the more relevant picture?

Jan 28, 2015 Comments Off on The Fracking “Matrix”: Which “frame” gives the more relevant picture? by
In this presentation given to Derby City Council on January 13th, Brian Davey identifies some of the ways in which fracking has been framed in order to make it seem innocuous.
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FEASTA Guest Lecture & Discussion: Creating & Directing Public Money by Mary Mellor

Apr 07, 2014 Comments Off on FEASTA Guest Lecture & Discussion: Creating & Directing Public Money by Mary Mellor by
Friday 25th April 2014, 6pm for 6.30 start at Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Sq. , Dublin. Mary Mellor is Emeritus Professor in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Northumbria University in Newcastle. One of her primary interests is in developing radical alternative models of money, finance and economic development.
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The Money Mess conference

Oct 31, 2013 Comments Off on The Money Mess conference
You can now see videos from the one-day conference hosted by Feasta and Sensible Money on May 31st to explore the consequences of our malfunctioning money system and some of the proposals for its reform, replacement or supplement.
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Earth, Air, Fire and Water: Evolving Global Commoning

Jun 06, 2013 Comments Off on Earth, Air, Fire and Water: Evolving Global Commoning
This short presentation was prepared by Brian Davey for a side event at the recent "Economics and the Commons" conference held in Berlin. It provides practical suggestions for the formation of a global commons partnership of participants and practitioners in existing commons, in order to help defend them and to develop new commons-based projects.
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Degrowth in Slovenia

May 02, 2013 1 Comment
This talk given by Brian Davey last month in Slovenia describes many of the challenges faced by small peripheral states in the current world economy and provides an overview of solutions put forward by Feasta and its partners.
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Co-creating a Global Climate Commons regime

Mar 19, 2013 5 Comments
In this presentation given at Maynooth last week, John Jopling explains why governments cannot be expected to adequately address the climate crisis and instead proposes a commons-based approach that would involve a wide range of non-governmental organisations in a cooperative and participatory process.
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Economics and Moral Philosophy

Sep 10, 2012 Comments Off on Economics and Moral Philosophy
In this talk given to the Cafe Economique in Nottingham on August 30 Brian Davey takes us on a lightning tour of economic thought from the ancient Greeks onwards, describing the increasingly shaky relationship between economics and moral philosophy.
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Climate Change and Peak Oil: two sides of the same coin?

Jul 13, 2012 Comments Off on Climate Change and Peak Oil: two sides of the same coin?
This talk given by David Knight on July 4th describes three possible future scenarios: runaway climate change; collapse triggered by peak oil; and "green future". He takes into account recent claims that peak oil can be postponed by the adoption of unconventional methods of oil production, and he concludes by presenting a wish list of actions by governments and citizens.
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