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Co-operative Commonwealth: Decommodifying Land and Money, Part 2

Usury is little discussed today but it is crucial in policy terms.

The Precariat and the Basic Income

The concept of the precariat, from Wiktionary: “People suffering from precarity, especially as a social class; people living a precarious existence, …

Cooperatives and the Next Clothing Industry

Last October, the Sustainable Economies Law Center (the SELC) created an event to discuss the opportunities that our local clothing economy can create...

Peak Oil Review - Jan 26

 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

P6: Enacting Cooperative Values

Principle Six (P6) provides a pathway for everyday people to use our cooperatively owned community institutions to move money into the hands of small, …

Design for a Shared Future

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 New Theory of Energy and The Economy - Part 1 - Generating Economic Growth

How does the economy really work? In my view, there are many erroneous theories in published literature.

Co-operative Commonwealth: Decommodifying Land and Money, Part 1

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 …

Peak Oil Notes - Jan 22

 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.

The Mariner's Rule

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 …

Our Renewable Future

Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy
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