Trade Off: Financial system supply-chain cross contagion – a study in global systemic collapse

Jun 17, 2012 12 Comments by
This new study by David Korowicz explores the implications of a major financial crisis for the supply-chains that feed us, keep production running and maintain our critical infrastructure. He uses a scenario involving the collapse of the Eurozone to show that increasing socio-economic complexity could rapidly spread irretrievable supply-chain failure across the world.
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Energy and water: the real blue-chips

Aug 20, 2011 No Comments by
In this week’s Fleeing Vesuvius article, Nate Hagens and Kenneth Mulder explain why today’s prices and costs provide a very bad basis for making investment decisions. They reflect temporary relative market scarcities rather than long-run underlying physical ones. The world needs to abandon money as its measure when determining energy and economic policy if it is to invest its scarcest, most limiting resources in the best possible way.
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Volunteers found to dig out embarrassing data

Jul 11, 2011 No Comments by
In response to an appeal on this website, two people, Ciaran Mulloy and Ruth Barrett, have volunteered to work together for the next two or three weeks digging out data for a National Welfare Index which will show the extent to which Ireland’s national well-being is being affected by government policies. The data will be processed by another Feasta member, Hans Diefenbacher, who has already prepared a similar index for Germany. The results will appear early next year.
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Energy & Food Constraints will Collapse Global Economic Recovery

Jun 20, 2011 4 Comments by
We may rail against the regulators, politicians, and others who failed to understand and manage past risks, but we are just as culpable for our failure to engage with severe, well-signposted, imminent ones.
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An Introduction to peer-to-peer – May 8th

Apr 15, 2011 No Comments by
Will open source product design underpin a new type of creative economy in which some things will be available in abundance mostly for free? Theorist Michel Bauwens and the P2P foundation believes so. But is the future he envisages compatible with the ecological limits that humanity is encountering in almost every field?
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Lessons from the Crisis: Money, Taxes and Saving in a Changing World – May 9th 2011

Apr 10, 2011 1 Comment by
A day-long conference organised by the Smart Taxes Network and TASC, which will showcase an alternative set of economic policies that aims to recover economic control, staunch the loss of jobs and emigration and create a secure future for young and old in Ireland. Featuring international and national speakers from the cutting edge of progressive and sustainable economic fields.
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The Steady State Economy Conference: “Working towards an Alternative to Economic Growth”

May 08, 2010 No Comments by

Organised by Economic Justice for All and The Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy
Date and Time: Saturday 19th June 2010 from 10 AM to 6 PM
Venue: Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

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Barcelona Degrowth Conference

Mar 02, 2010 No Comments

Date and Time: 26th – 29th March 2010

Venue: University of Barcelona, Plaça Universitat, Barcelona, Spain

Details at http://www.degrowth.eu/v1/

Feasta members conducted three workshops at this conference. They were on non-debt money systems, on financing arrangements compatible with a static or shrinking economy, and on economic democracy. You can download the steering papers for their workshops by clicking on the underlined words. The slides Richard Douthwaite showed during his talk are here.…

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John Sharry – Cultivating Hope and Managing Despair

Jun 11, 2009 No Comments
John Sharry, a family and child psychotherapist, looked at the way communities are responding to the current crises. He drew on modern psychological models of motivation and change, and of how people deal with threat and loss, to suggest strategies which can be used both to help individuals change and to galvanise communities into collective action.
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David Korowicz – Complexity, Economy, Civilisation & Collapse

Jun 11, 2009 No Comments
David Korowicz documented the disturbing growth in the complexity of trade and financial networks and in the various types of infrastructure. He sees the collapse process as a system of re-enforcing feedbacks that cut investment in energy and R&D and cause supply chains and IT networks to break down.
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The New Emergency Workshop – Energy and the Economy

Jun 10, 2009 No Comments
Recording of parallel workshop with Richard Douthwaite and Chris Vernon. This video is available to Feasta Members and attendees of the conference only. Please contact website @ feasta.org for access.
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Dmitry Orlov – Seizing the Mid-Collapse Moment

Jun 09, 2009 No Comments
Dmitry Orlov, author of Reinventing Collapse, explored the question “What is it that we are looking at here, and what can we do about it?” He believes that there is not much hope for a global financial system and economy, nor should there be given the huge problems it is causing with the environment. If this is the case, then what can people do, in terms of coping with financial collapse, creating community resilience, and re-skilling for the new, local, self-reliant, highly manual age that is coming?
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The Economic Challenge of Sustainability

Aug 13, 2006 No Comments

This paper, which was written for CORI Justice, gives an overview of Feasta’s ideas about economic growth, money systems, peak oil, and the need for a land value tax and for citizen carbon quotas.

by Richard Douthwaite and Emer Ó Siochrú

The full document is included below, or download a PDF version.…

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