This paper by Anne Ryan makes the case for basic income as a key policy instrument for addressing our problems, and is an introduction to a series of forthcoming blog posts that will include excerpts from, and up-to-date commentary on, her book Enough is Plenty.
Willi Kiefel identifies some of the main causes of the ecological “downward spiral” we are currently trapped in, and makes six propositions for a transformation process to help us escape from it.
Caroline Whyte reflects on some of the criticism of Greta Thunberg's campaign.
"What we must try to promise is not rising incomes but security," writes Brian Davey. "That's a fundamental point and I don't find it in the proposals for a Green New Deal, which is all about creating 'well paid jobs'. Since the consumption of our society is a major part of the problem, we have to wrestle with how we reduce our consumption."
Feasta Currency Group members believe that community (or public) banking could form a central component of a healthy future Irish economy. There is an urgent need to expand this sector in Ireland in order to help protect the Irish economy from debt-related financial risk, stimulate community development and help bring about the transition to a growth-neutral financial sector.
This gathering brought together people from many countries and different walks of life to consider how we can best stabilise our increasingly rocky and ecologically toxic global financial system. Report by Caroline Whyte.