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The Great Deceleration

The 'Great Acceleration' of economic activity in the past 60 years has led to a series of interlocking crises. Here's why a Great Deceleration is necessary for us "to live again with …

New Zine Highlights the Solidarity Economy in St. Louis

It's hard to convey what the sharing movement is about without describing how it looks in practice.

The Climate Crisis and Economic Policy Choices

A major issue in climate economics is whether it is possible to halt the growth in carbon emissions and to achieve, instead, a rapid reduction.

Decolonisation in Europe: Sámi Musician Sofia Jannok Points to Life beyond Colonialism

I was able to interview Sofia Jannok to explore the connection between her music, the decolonisation of Sámi Indigenous land and of Europe, and the …

Patterns of Commoning: Can Commoners Become Self-Aware of Their Collective Potential?

As the idea of patterns of commoning suggests, commons are not objects, but actions.

The Centre-Left’s Narrative on Climate Change has Convinced No One

The election of Donald Trump reflects the unraveling of the centre-left across the West, and with it a fragile consensus on climate change.

Rise of Trump and Trudeau haven’t changed need for radical climate action

The entire system must be put into question, not just who joins the new executive committee.

Money for Everybody

The Netherlands will kick off the year 2017 by launching an experiment with an unconditional basic income starting in January - the culmination, for now, of …

Portugal Announces World’s First Nationwide Participatory Budgeting Project

Participatory budgeting is becoming increasingly popular, with more than 1,500 programs worldwide.

Barcelona's Brave Struggle to Advance the Commons

On a visit to Barcelona last week, I learned a great deal about the City’s pioneering role in developing "the city as a commons."

Tiffany's Fallacy: the Mineral Pie is Shrinking, and Most of What's Left is in the Sky

In the debates that deal with energy and fossil fuels, it is rather common to read or hear statements such as “oil will last for 50 years at the current rate of production.”
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