"Properly understood, money acts simply as a ‘claim’ on the output of the energy economy and driving up the aggregate of monetary claims only increases the scope for their elimination in a process of value destruction," warns Tim Clarke. He goes on to argue that Ireland is in a particularly vulnerable financial position, which is likely to lead to severe problems in the near future.
"Unusually in history – the wealthy and most privileged will at first tend to be at most risk", writes Brian Davey.
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".
In this paper Deirdre de Búrca, who has been advocating a Green New Deal since 2009, discusses the politics and substance of such a Deal before tackling some of the monetary and financial issues relating to its implementation.
How can an economy be both sustainable and just? Conflicting suggestions are made in this lively - and at times heated - discussion between Feasta's Brian Davey and Financial Times chief economics commentator Martin Wolf.
This critique of departments of (mainstream) economics that promote growth in an ecological crisis was recently sent by Brian Davey to ten academics and guest lecturers at the University of Nottingham, including the head of the school.