Long-time Feasta member Willi Kiefel was instrumental in promoting the inclusion of a very wide group of participants, including unions, in the recent Climate Conversations that were held in Ireland. You can read his personal account of the Conversations on the Climate Gatherings website here.
If implementation of an FTT is indeed a no-brainer, as suggested at yesterday's launch in Dublin of RobinHoodTax.ie, it is because of its potential influence in creating a more stable and balanced economy within a fairer society. These may not be the lead messages of a campaign featuring the #MakeBankersPay hashtag and emphasising the dogoodability of FTT tax receipts. But arguably they should be. By Graham Barnes.
"The first step to putting ethics back into economics is to take centuries of PR spin out of it and describe the world as it is, not the comfortable ideas that we would prefer to believe." This article by Brian Davey can be read to get a summary overview of many of the ethical themes in Credo.
Here's a visualisation of the world's markets and money system which we found very revealing. In the words of one very rich man, Warren Buffet, derivatives are "financial weapons of mass destruction".
Architect and long-time Feasta supporter Sally Starbuck writes "this book demonstrates how all minerals are finite, and the energy demand of their extraction and refinement can only continue to increase, as will their uneven distribution and access."
We welcome comments on this draft report which has been submitted to the Irish Environmental Network by Feidhlim Hardy, on behalf of Feasta.