"Most work done today is not only futile, it is destructive – insurance, banking, advertising, market research, manufacture of useless shiny things; of cars, trucks, aeroplanes. We scurry to destroy ourselves. Those many millions engaged in destruction can instead be engaged in useful production," writes Patrick Noble.
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Patrick Noble has written 33 articles so far, you can find them below.
"Claims by many permaculturalists, organic farmers, and grassland polemicists that they can “draw down carbon forever” are wrong. They can do so only to an optimum point of balance and that balance will be a very high achievement," argues Patrick Noble.
"We live firstly in families, and only expediently under hierarchies," writes Patrick Noble, drawing his argument from the writings of Fernand Braudel, Francis Pryor, Susan Oosthuizen and Adam Smith.
Patrick Noble makes a case for capitalism - assuming that 'capital' is taken to mean 'spiritual, pleasurable and human assets, combined with that which maintains all those things'.
Patrick Noble argues that we should make the best of the remaining time we have before collapse occurs "to build islands of a real economy which can emerge more or less intact from beneath the smoke and embers."
"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.