"When Watkins calls for a “brown new deal” he is not in any way denying climate science, he is trying to respond to the impracticality of naive activism, that wants renewable energy systems without recognising that they must be created with fossil fuels and these are not only climate damaging but will be increasingly in short supply," writes Brian Davey.
""The Case for Degrowth" is a well written book, but my feeling is that it is already being overtaken by events on the ground", writes Brian Davey.
Long-running Feasta member and blog contributor Patrick Noble has just published a new book, Walking Home, and Laurence Woodward writes in his introduction that Patrick's vision 'cannot be ignored'.
"If I were given a book on economics, I think I would put it aside as being too boring a subject, but the author actually makes the subject interesting," writes Maire McKay.
"Shoshana Zuboff has written a huge book packed full of detail and insight," writes Brian Davey. "Nevertheless it is an incomplete picture because it lacks a description of the bio-physical dimensions of surveillance capitalism and how these additional dimensions are intertwined with the limits to economic growth."
Brian Davey writes that Zuboff's book makes the internet of things seem "like living in an automated psychiatric ward in which it is not the psychiatric staff who know what is best for you but a variety of algorithms of ideal behaviour".