"Most work done today is not only futile, it is destructive – insurance, banking, advertising, market research, manufacture of useless shiny things; of cars, trucks, aeroplanes. We scurry to destroy ourselves. Those many millions engaged in destruction can instead be engaged in useful production," writes Patrick Noble.
Organisers of the joint Feasta/CEF webinar BEYOND GDP: Governance and Budgeting for Well-being have expressed concern that Ireland lacks the concrete legal structures that are needed to bring about a well-being-oriented economy.
In collaboration with the Cork Environmental Forum we've put together a list of international resources relating to our "BEYOND GDP: Governance and Budgeting for Well-being" webinar on June 5.
"Whether or not it leads to a deeper questioning of the austerity mindset and inequitable economic system, it is still useful to view the pandemic as a test run for climate change and other global crises of the 21st century," writes Mike Sandler.
Seán Ó'Conlaín and Caroline Whyte interview Manuel Grebenjak of the Stay Grounded network and Professor James Faulconbridge about the future of tourism and business travel in the wake of Coronavirus, bearing in mind the need to urgently reduce travel's environmental impact.
This groundbreaking webinar featured speakers from Wales, Germany and Ireland's Central Statistics Office, and included discussion of legislation for well-being, and also of the potential benefits of developing an aggregated well-being index alongside a dashboard-style set of well-being indicators.