From crisis to resilience: rethinking Ireland’s economic future

Schumacher Ireland Summer School Exploring the transition to a sustainable society on the island of Ireland Schumacher College is organising its first Summer School in Ireland from 11th to 15th June 2012, in conjunction with Queen's University Belfast. Feasta members Jonathan Dawson and Peadar Kirby will be among the course teachers. [...]

The French Solution to Inflation under a Job Guarrrantee By Philip Pilington

Philip is a member of Feasta and the Environmental Pillar Economic Working Group. He blogs in Naked Capitalism and is a leading young MMT advocate in Ireland. Here he writes about the danger of inflation where a Job Guarantee in a under developed country stimulates the importation of fancy goods that causes inflation and the devaluation of the floating currency. This could be true for Ireland as we make very little stuff here. [...]

Design for surviving Vesuvius – Atamai, a permaculture village

Joanna Santa Barbara writes about Atamai Village, in New Zealand: a new community that attempts to respond intelligently to the need to mitigate climate change and adapt to low or zero fossil fuel use, the constraints of sea-level rise over the next century, the need to step outside, as much as possible, the mainstream financial system and the importance of a local steady-state economy within the biophysical limits of the region. From Fleeing Vesuvius.