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Settlements (from A Potent Nostalgia)

We have inherited the same social patterning that our ancestors held in pre-history (I speculate!) and though we may live in a great city we must, by nature create appropriate villages within. Our street and corner shop may be invisible to a town planner, but they replicate the inner patterns of the soul. By Patrick Noble.

Politics of the 21st Century: Reviving the Commons for the Benefit of all

In this talk ecological economist Brian Davey, member of Feasta, demonstrated how many problems can be traced back to the mismanagement of common resources and argue for a new politics for the commons. What can be done given that rentier interests are so influential behind the scenes in the political system?

Can we find a new form of management, propertising without privatising, and managing the commons in the interests of all?

2004 Feasta Annual Lecture: “Resource Wars – or a Fair Future?” – Wolfgang Sachs

Date: 18 November 2004
Venue: Swift Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

As a Senior Fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy, Environment, in Germany, Sachs leads a variety of projects on globalisation, sustainability and world trade. His talk surveyed resource conflicts around the world from the twin perspectives of fairness and justice.…