Money is either a reward for past work, or (when issued through the device of credit) an advance secured in expectation of future work. From this viewpoint we can see money as an aspirational commons - a Common Pool Resource backed by our collective efforts, that with the right governance regime could be managed equitably and to mutual benefit. By Graham Barnes.
As the 99% become progressively aware of embedded unethical and unfair systemic values, might monetary disengagement become a key part of a trend to separate and distance ourselves from the mainstream economy – a Great Separation? By Graham Barnes.
In his new book, organic farmer and Feasta member Patrick Noble makes the case that those of us who do real, tangible work - "trade's people" - hold the key to the future. He believes that we should not try to subdue or overthrow those who hold disproportionate power: instead we should simply ignore them and get on with things. This week we're publishing the book's foreword and in the course of the next few weeks we'll be publishing several other extracts from the book.
A day-long conference organised by the Smart Taxes Network and TASC, which will showcase an alternative set of economic policies that aims to recover economic control, staunch the loss of jobs and emigration and create a secure future for young and old in Ireland. Featuring international and national speakers from the cutting edge of progressive and sustainable economic fields.