“The Fair Tax” was launched by Smart Taxes in Buswells hotel yesterday. Fr Sean Healy introduced the book with a call for general tax reform. He pointed out that Social Justice Ireland has always been a supporter of land value tax. A proposal for a land value tax to fund a citizens income has been floated in a recent European conference held on social justice issues, with which he heartily agrees. He commended the book using the words of economist Colm McCarthy in the preface.
Feasta's Climate Group would like to extend an invitation to members of our wider network to its annual gathering, to be held this year in the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Wales. This year's gathering will see the first public launch of Sharing for Survival, Feasta's latest publication. Dates: Weekend of April 13-15th 2012 Venue: Centre for Alternative Technology, Machnlleth, North Wales. Costs: accommodation aprox £70 per person sharing for the 2 nights (plus £5 for bed linen) plus cost of travel, food and drink.
Feasta’s Autumn conference examined measures that this country could adopt to secure its economic future which would not leave it reliant on external factors largely outside of its control. Scenarios explored included the potential collapse of the eurozone. The conference featured prominent international and Irish economists and was aimed at economists, politicians, policy-makers, business people, social partners, and other key decision-makers. Conference videos Conference programme (pdf)
A day-long conference organised by the Smart Taxes Network and TASC, which will showcase an alternative set of economic policies that aims to recover economic control, staunch the loss of jobs and emigration and create a secure future for young and old in Ireland. Featuring international and national speakers from the cutting edge of progressive and sustainable economic fields.
Public Lecture on Modern Money Theory and the economic crisis, organised by Smart Taxes
Members from Britain and Ireland meet to discuss current thinking on the climate crisis and draw up the group's programme of work for the next year. This year's meeting is in Cloughjordan, County Tipperary, Ireland. Attendance is limited to 20 and only two or three places are still available.