Just when the implications of 'over-professionalising' banking and allowing an overpaid clique of casino-managers to screw up the real economy are becoming clear to the masses, we are being encouraged to think we can't do without them. If this rearguard action succeeds, the opportunity for innovation - for example in the capital financing of energy projects - will be lost. By Graham Barnes.
A Designer Currency can enhance local identity and spread awareness of local supply, but it can also go beyond that, helping to identify important gaps in local supply and forming an integral part of proactive local economic development. By Graham Barnes.
The 30 Greenpeace activists who were initially charged with piracy after boarding a Russian ship in the Arctic in order to protest oil drilling are now facing a charge of hooliganism instead. But what if the case really does involve piracy - or worse?
Psychologist, Irish Times columnist and Feasta member John Sharry will be speaking on the topic “Hope in the Face of Disaster – Creating a sustainable, viable, future path for civilisation” at Social Justice Ireland’s Social Policy Conference on Tuesday November 29th. Other speakers will include István P. Székely of the European Commission and Anton Hemerijck of the VU University, Amsterdam. More information…