Mike Sandler discusses four economic policies that have been in the news lately: Basic Income, Public Banking, Negative Interest, and QE for the People.
On the first day of the global climate strike week, we're launching this blog series by Anne Ryan on the concept of enough: "A sense of enough....can nourish a culture of adapted human behaviour, which will give at least some of the earth’s ecosystems a chance to renew themselves and at the same time allow social justice to emerge" .
This short talk given by Brian Davey at the Nottingham Green Festival on September 15 2019 explains why the future economy will need to be based on sharing rather than increased consumption.
Jason Hickel provides a good overview of the arguments in favour of degrowth, including its potential social benefits, in an opinion piece on September 9.
"I like to think that the old Socialist, Conservative and Green movements are all closer to a true median ground which stands on (and in) soil, biodiversity and physics, than the currently and powerfully marketed idea of a centre" argues Patrick Noble.
Good opinion piece in the Irish Times from Talamh Beo’s Manchán Magan, explaining the benefits of Community Supported Agriculture: “This localised, diverse farming was how food was always produced until international seed and chemical fertiliser behemoths began luring farmers towards new soil-depleting practices, with the promise of increased profits – not admitting that it was at the expense of the health of the soil and the surrounding environment”.