The concept of the precariat, from Wiktionary: “People suffering from precarity, especially as a social class; people living a precarious existence, without security or predictability, especially job security.”
Last October, the Sustainable Economies Law Center (the SELC) created an event to discuss the opportunities that our local clothing economy can create...
Have you ever saved seeds, joined a local seed swap or contributed to a seed library?
Burning wood pellets to produce electricity is on the rise in Europe, where the pellets are classified as a form of renewable energy.
Usury is little discussed today but it is crucial in policy terms.
A weekly update on peak oil news, including: -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia/Ukraine -Quote of the Week -The Briefs
What the current oil price slump means for world oil supply is starting to emerge. "Layoffs," "cutbacks," "delays," and "cancellations" are words one sees in headlines concerning the oil industry every day. That can only mean one thing in the long run: …
Ever since oil and gas prices started to plunge, speculation that cheaper fossil fuels would mean a serious setback for renewables has been rife.
Neo-green environmentalism is holding onto the core belief in the rightfulness or inevitability of a human-governed planet.
The term shale revolution has been used so much that it almost has no meaning anymore.
Principle Six (P6) provides a pathway for everyday people to use our cooperatively owned community institutions to move money into the hands of small, local, and cooperative businesses.
A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.
Sharing with others is one of the positive stories to tell in the face of a harsh future, but how we tell that story is paramount.
A liquified natural gas industry, as currently promoted by British Columbia's Liberal government, is not viable at current natural gas prices, and the proposed industry tax regime actually "gives a subsidy to the LNG industry," according to a royalty expert.
Five years ago today, the Supreme Court dealt a devastating setback to those working to reform our food and farm system.
How does the economy really work? In my view, there are many erroneous theories in published literature.
Access to land and the cost of that access are essential to the provision of affordable housing. Likewise, access to money, and the cost of that access, are issues fundamental to economic health.
Now that I have worked with two different gardening methods, I look at each through the lens of soil fertility and how that affects what I grow.
A mid-week update. Oil has been trading in a relatively narrow range -- $46-$49 a barrel in New York and $47-50 in London since the first week of January.
One of the things my readers ask me most often, in response to this blog’s exploration of the ongoing decline and impending fall of modern industrial civilization, is what I suggest people ought to do about it all.
Today Cleveland boasts over 200 community gardens. I am proud to say I get to work with a handful of them in a unique way.