Finding a way to measure how well we are doing in terms of economics and sustainability has been an ongoing theme is Feasta. The Better Life Index sponsored by the OECD allows you to enter your own priorities and view selected countries of the world, including Ireland, according to your criteria. Have a go at http://oecdbetterlifeindex.org/.
This paper, which was written for CORI Justice, gives an overview of Feasta’s ideas about economic growth, money systems, peak oil, and the need for a land value tax and for citizen carbon quotas.
by Richard Douthwaite and Emer Ó Siochrú
The full document is included below, or download a PDF version.
Introduction to the Second Feasta Review by John Jopling
Why the growth tiger is unsustainable and what can be done about it.
I have just been informed that my niece is pregnant: when born, her baby will be my parents’ first great-grandchild. I hope he or she will share my good fortune and live a healthy life in a secure and supportive society. But what are the prospects for this?
The prospects for any unborn child depend to a crucial extent on the economic system within which he or she lives. So, to broaden the question: does our…
Date: April 26 1999
Venue: Mother Redcaps, Christ Church, Back Lane, Dublin
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