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Inequality, Epidemiology and Economics

Public health is an alternative indicator of well-being and is strongly correlated to levels of equality or inequality. Greater equality means greater well-being for everyone and a smaller need for the state – yet inequality has been increasing dramatically.

Shale Euphoria: The Boom and Bust of Sub Prime Oil and Natural Gas

The aim of this article is to show that the shale industry, whether extracting oil or gas, has never been financially sustainable.

The Psycho-Dynamics of the Financial Market

Mental health problems and debt finance are strongly linked.

Putting Moral Philosophy Back into Economics

But let us retrace our steps to consider what a lot of people are unaware of – economics was originally considered to be a branch of moral philosophy.

Concepts for a Fenced-off World

There is often a potential for sharing and mutual accommodation that is being ignored.

Commoning

This chapter explores the features of sustainable commons and the extent of commons today. It describes the practice of commoning as a possible response to the ecological crisis.

The Attention Seeking Economy, Information and the Manufacture of Ignorance

To orientate to the world properly we need to have a proper feel for the huge amount of what we don’t know...

Approaching a Global Deflationary Crisis?

Anyone with any sense for global economic trends ought to be worried. The signs are everywhere of a serious deflationary crisis.

Austerity and Degrowth – Dealing with the Economic Crisis and the Ecological Crisis Together

It seems like a tough one to argue for degrowth in the context of the Greek crisis and as an alternative to austerity – but then all the more reason to try.

The Greece and Eurozone Crisis Made Simple

If you kick the can down the road repeatedly you eventually run out of road.
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