""The Case for Degrowth" is a well written book, but my feeling is that it is already being overtaken by events on the ground", writes Brian Davey.
"We need think-tanks of open-minded people in every sector who are ready to view everything through a new lens and think outside the box as we head into the increasingly stormy and uncharted waters of global energy and resource depletion and economic contraction," writes Tim Clarke.
"What this crisis is trying to teach us are frightening truths about the ecological consequences of land use changes that have emerged as threats to our health," writes Brian Davey.
"Properly understood, money acts simply as a ‘claim’ on the output of the energy economy and driving up the aggregate of monetary claims only increases the scope for their elimination in a process of value destruction," warns Tim Clarke. He goes on to argue that Ireland is in a particularly vulnerable financial position, which is likely to lead to severe problems in the near future.
Patrick Noble makes a case for capitalism - assuming that 'capital' is taken to mean 'spiritual, pleasurable and human assets, combined with that which maintains all those things'.
Patrick Noble argues that we should make the best of the remaining time we have before collapse occurs "to build islands of a real economy which can emerge more or less intact from beneath the smoke and embers."