Our recommendations on taxation and welfare in Ireland - and elsewhere - include a reorientation of taxation policy towards 'commons-based taxation', the introduction of a Universal Basic Income, and capping the fossil fuel supply.
Mike Sandler finds Mason's 500 year agenda 'very interesting to read', but argues that 'before we can embrace it, we need abundance instead of scarcity, and economic institutions that value equity.'
This submission recommends that the existing EU economic governance framework be replaced by 'guard rails' that would ensure that environmental limits are not exceeded, and that nobody is put in danger by a rapidly transforming, and at times highly volatile and unstable, economy.
'Analysts are expecting a left-leaning government in Germany that is in support of actively combating climate change and responding to challenges including the migration crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and more,' writes Andrew Williard.
"In an age of destabilizing climate change, refugee crises, and global pandemics, with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the rise, Thoreau’s Walden is more relevant than ever," writes Brent Ranalli.
"Paul Mason's voice remains an important one for those bent on the challenging task of introducing the political classes to the real world," writes Graham Barnes.