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Are We Hard-Wired to Think We Can Grow Forever?

If rational arguments were primary catalysts for social change, perhaps a steady state economy would already be a reality.

ShareHub: at the Heart of Seoul's Sharing Movement

Supported by the municipal government and embedded in numerous parts of everyday life in Seoul, the Sharing City project has proven to be an inspiration to …

The Peak Oil Crisis: A Reality Check

For the last four or five years, we have been bombarded with a stream of stories about the “shale revolution.

Ways to Create a Democratized Economy

Is there any path toward a more democratic, equal and ecologically sustainable society? What can one person do?

World Crude Oil Production and the Oil Price

How far the oil price will come down and for how long it will stay “low” is now anyone’s guess. A declining price results from weakening …

Dark Age America: Involuntary Simplicity

The political transformations that have occupied the last four posts in this sequence can also be traced in detail in the economic sphere.

Spokes on the anti-austerity wheel: moving beyond reform

If we want to envision an anti-austerity movement that can genuinely empower people, we will have to create one that moves beyond austerity altogether.

The Not-for-Profit World beyond Capitalism

Beyond capitalism lies the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Beyond capitalism lies the Not-for-Profit World.

Why Do Banks Want Our Deposits? Hint: It’s Not to Make Loans.

Many authorities have said it: banks do not lend their deposits. They create the money they lend on their books.

Review: This Changes Everything - Capitalism vs. the Climate

Climate activists, she believes, need to take a similarly clear moral stance. And as she writes, ‘the climate movement has yet to find its full moral …

The Cost of Cheap Oil

The world price of oil - Brent Crude - fell below $84 per barrel on October 15. What is going on? Why does the price of oil matter to financial advisors? …
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