Caroline Whyte makes some suggestions for a fairer, stabler and more effective financial sector in Ireland, including a Dutch initiative that would create personal safe accounts.
Given how easily statistics can be manipulated in order to encourage a particular response, how can we keep our sense of agency? Graham Barnes provides some suggestions.
We were terribly sad to learn of the recent death, after a short illness, of Patrick Noble, a long-time Feasta member and frequent contributor to the Feasta website. Patrick’s stimulating and provocative writing made extensive use of direct references and allusions to history and the arts, which gave it a vast richness.
The U.S. is poised to take aggressive, belated action on climate change. What legislation should U.S. politicians pass in order to ensure that that action is both effective in reducing emissions, and fair? Brent Ranalli provides some evidence-based suggestions.
"Governments and banks must get used to the outrageous idea that they should take a position on the Quality of money / credit that they issue," argues Graham Barnes.
Brian Davey and Tim Watkins explore the reasons behind Nottingham's grave economic difficulties and argue that many other cities in industrialised countries are facing similar challenges.