Conspiracies, theories of conspiracy theories and the limits to growth (part 2)

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A theory of “conspiracy theories” and “conspiracy theorists”?

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“They who have put out the people’s eyes, reproach them of their blindness.” John Milton (English poet 1608 – 1674 )

The proliferation of conspiracy theories – the growth of distrust against elites

The proliferation of conspiracy theories can therefore be seen as sign of a generalised deterioration in trust within civil society which has made it increasingly difficult to have coherent dialogues about important environment, economic and social issues. But this is because an increasing number of people are doing something …

Conspiracies, theories of conspiracy theories and the limits to growth (part 3)

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Conspiracies at the limits to growth

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In an article on his website, economist Tim Watkins suggests a reason why governments nowadays make so many mistakes that people can come to believe that these mistakes are deliberate – for example, believing that sending elderly people with covid 19 back to care homes was so as to kill off other old people to reduce the pensions bill….In his view it is because governments are more incompetent than they were in the past…

“Central to the neo-liberal project was the belief that governments should play no role

Feasta input into the Irish Circular Economy Waste Advisory Group process

Feidhlim Harty, Feasta's representative on this group, was encouraged by widespread acceptance by the organisers and participants of the importance of the circular economy and the ecological improvements that it promises. However, he also felt that there was insufficient realisation that we simply cannot build a circular economy on a foundation of fossil fuels.