Sponsored by the Johnstown Justice & Peace group. This one hour documentary describes a world moving in two directions. On the one hand government and big business promote globalisation and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, around the world people in communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies - an economics of localisation.
In our final installment from the Irish edition of Fleeing Vesuvius, contributors to the book suggest steps they think should be taken to escape disaster in four areas – in one's family, in one’s community, in one’s country, and in the world. Compiled by Caroline Whyte.
Maddog has written a very useful explanation in the left wing blog Daily Kos about the dry and dismissed term 'economic rent' and why it is so useful to explain the outrage that propels the Occupy movement.
Steve Keen stays pretty much on message but this post shows that he has noted the potential of non-bank money as devised by his research colleagues Trond Andresen.
The switch in advantage to the US is relative. It does not imply a healthy US recovery. The global depression will grind on as much of the Western world tightens fiscal policy and slowly purges debt, and as China deflates its credit bubble. [...]
Feasta is pleased to announce that you can now watch free online video presentations by leading international and national economic experts who spoke at our recent autumn conference : ‘National Strategies for dealing with Ireland’s debt crisis – exploring the options’.