The current system for introducing money into the economy has adverse effects, both social and environmental. Graham Barnes argues for a better strategic framework for the first use of money, and a clearer explanatory narrative to facilitate consent.
Patrick Noble argues that we should make the best of the remaining time we have before collapse occurs "to build islands of a real economy which can emerge more or less intact from beneath the smoke and embers."
In the fifth part of her Enough is Plenty blog series, Anne Ryan suggests that the "clarity and verve" of this book's writing could give it an audience "beyond the marginalised community of those who currently promote sufficiency and related systems".
Through a combination of interview-style conversation and small-group discussion, this event on December 7 explored the mental health and emotional toll of our increasing awareness of climate change and environmental destruction.
"Anyone looking for an excellent description of the damaging effects of austerity will find it in this book. Anyone looking for an analysis of the ecological crisis and what to do about may be disappointed," writes Brian Davey.
In the fourth of her Enough is Plenty blog series, Anne Ryan argues for the "great middle ground...[this] refers to the masses of people all over the world whose way of living is between over-consumption and poverty; they live without making excessive demands on the earth".