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New currencies and their relationship with fiat currency

Jul 29, 2015 1 Comment by
Graham Barnes writes that "creating and maintaining a currency without any interaction with fiat is clearly a challenge. It's like asking fish to reinvent water while they are swimming around in it. But if we consider the main forms of interaction with fiat, some clues as to the management of the difficulties may emerge."
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Can the law protect us from climate change?

Jul 21, 2015 No Comments by
Can the law protect us from climate change? Do we have a legal right to a stable climate? Are governments responsible for preventing dangerous climate change within their borders? One month ago I would have answered these questions with "most likely not", but one extraordinary court case changed that to "hopefully, yes!". By Erik-Jan Van Oosten.
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Preventing a humanitarian catastrophe in Greece – by issuing state IOUs

Jul 07, 2015 No Comments by
Brian Davey writes "Whatever the arguments the Greek government have run out of time. There is a point where they must act to create substitute financial instruments - if they are called IOUs it is up to the ECB to prove that they are another currency and against the rules."
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The Greece and Eurozone crisis made simple

Jul 07, 2015 1 Comment by
Brian Davey argues that the missing component in most discussion of the Eurozone crisis is the fact that it is linked to energy supply and the limits to growth.
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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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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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