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Lessons from the Crisis: Money, Taxes and Saving in a Changing World – May 9th 2011

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.

On the Money: A 5-day workshop on tools for the design of community currencies

organised by Findhorn College

The way that money works today is one of the great invisible (to most) drivers of our rapacious earth – and community-devouring economy. So much so that Richard Douthwaite has said:

“If people living in an area cannot trade among themselves without using money issued by outsiders, their local economy will always be at the mercy of events elsewhere. The first step is for any community aiming to become more self-reliant is therefore to establish its own currency system”.

It is with this very much in mind that Findhorn College has created a 5-day course …

Designing Financial Institutions for a Shrinking Economy – Richard Douthwaite

This event forms part of the day-long seminar “Investing in Ourselves: Realising Jobs and Capital for Communities”.

Date and Time: 10.00 – 16.00 on Tues 1st June 2010. (€30)

Venue: St Kieran’s Hall, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary

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Tipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production – An Outline Review

The report Tipping Point: Near-Term Systemic Implications of a Peak in Global Oil Production, by David Korowicz of Feasta and the Risk/Resilience Network, is now available for download. The report argues that the defining dynamic of our civilisation is the withdrawal of energy from a complex and integrated system adapted only to growing. A managed “de-growth” is impossible; what is required is rapid emergency planning coupled with a plan for longer-term adaptation. …