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Bridging the Gaps 2022: Podcasts on ecology, health, energy, well-being…..

In our Bridging the Gaps podcast series, the hosts, Seán O’Conláin and Caroline Whyte, explore a range of topics with guests from a wide variety of backgrounds. As with our previous series in 2021 and 2020, and our 2019 podcast series Beyond the Obvious, it is co-organised by Feasta and the European Health Futures Forum (EHFF). Please feel free to comment below.

Special thanks to Laoise Kelly who gave us permission to use her harp music. The year’s piece is ‘Waltzing Daisy’ from her album ‘Just Harp’. You can find our more about Laoise’s music here.

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Bridging the Gaps 2021: Podcasts on ecology, health, energy, well-being…..

In our Bridging the Gaps podcast series, the hosts, Seán O’Conláin and Caroline Whyte, explore a range of topics with guests from a wide variety of backgrounds. We uploaded 10 podcasts in the course of 2021 and will be starting a new series in January 2022. Please feel free to comment below. As with our previous series in 2020, and our 2019 podcast series Beyond the Obvious, it is co-organised by Feasta and the European Health Futures Forum (EHFF).

Special thanks to Laoise Kelly who gave us permission to use her harp music. The piece is ‘Princess Beatrice’ from …

Psychopathology at the Limits to Economic Growth: Part Three

The Psychology of Decision Makers, Professionals and the Elite is part of “the system”

To respond rationally to a crisis of the magnitude that humanity faces requires a common understanding of what is happening and widespread agreement of what must be done. Unfortunately a number of features of the psychology of the elite will not make this easy to achieve. Although people think about “personality” as features of “individuals”, certain personality traits, and group responses by those who manage the rest of us, are very common and arise from the very experience and existence of the inequality of power relationships. …

Psychopathology at the Limits to Economic Growth: Part Two

The Management of Everyday life goes into crisis – mental health consequences

As we will show later in this article, this has enormous knock-on implications for the provision of essential goods and services as well as in the management of everyday life. The mental health implications then arise out of the way this undermines routine arrangements for living, as well as preventing the realisation of what people have chosen as their life purposes. These are the things that motivate them and what they aspire to. The resulting emotions include frustration, anger, fear and confusion too. The limits to economic growth, …