"Without oil, it is essential to revive the dexterity, ingenuity and moral probity of the commons," writes Patrick Noble, "The springs are not entirely dry. They survive in the household and that is where the true economy must begin – where the word itself also began."
The Irish government is seriously considering a 'fee-and-dividend'/'carbon cheques' system for its proposed carbon tax. Is this advisable?
Lots of events coming up soon relating to Climate Case Ireland: 'Message to the Earth' at Fumbally Stables, Jan 17; Poster-making evening at Patagonia, Exchequer Street, Dublin, Jan 18th; Children's Rally for climate action, Jan 19th; and finally the public Climate Case hearing, from Jan 22, at the Four Courts.
800,000 workers in the US are currently furloughed without pay due to the current conflict between Congress and the President. What impact might a basic income have on those workers? Mike Sandler suggests some possibilities.
We're launching 2019 with this chapter from Credo by Brian Davey, in which he discusses the need to emphasise being over having, and to replace the "banal tautology of 19th century utilitarianism" with a deeper study of the relationship between economic activity and mental health.