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The Circular Economy meets The Access Economy

What would we be capable of if we combined the existing strength of the Circular Economy with the emerging juggernaut of the Access Economy?

We Can’t Have Social Justice Without Environmental Sustainability

The interests of people and the planet are bound together and depend on each other.

A peek at a possible post-peak oil future

Over the past decade, a number of thinkers have tried to imagine how a post peak-oil, energy-descent future might manifest.

Cold War leftovers

One should be grateful to one’s critics–it is much better to be criticized than ignored.

Against the Odds

Unlike other jobs, cooperatives promote [the} development and growth of workers.

You can't taper a Ponzi scheme: Time to reboot

Ideally, we might mimic the ancient Mesopotamians, the oldest and most long-lasting civilization in history, and devise an economic system that lasts for …

The Converging Environmental and Economic Crises: A pep talk for those paying attention by Nate Hagens   

Suggestions on how society might better adapt, physically and psychologically, to what's ahead.

Why doesn't the 'long emergency' feel like an emergency?

What appears to be masking the ongoing emergency is the rise in stock and bond markets. The disconnect between the still sluggish economy and the stock market which keeps hitting new highs is one …

Open Source, Time Banks, Fablabs - Welcome to the "Irrational" Economy

 The idea that people may actually choose to cooperate with each other in managing important resources, and to reap their gains in nonmonetary forms, …

IEA Oil Market Forecast: Optimistic Assumptions And An Economy Unable To Grow Out Of Its Problems

The International Energy Authority does does its best to paint a rosy picture of peak cheap oil. The reality is an economy which can no longer grow its way …

BikeSurf: Open Source Bikesharing Powered by Community

BikeSurf, a donation-based bikesharing program built on “karma, trust, and community,” fosters communication, encourages shared resources, and …
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