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By All that's Holy, What's not to Love about the End of Oil

We need an economy which follows laws of physics and of nature.

The European Union and the Misery of Bigness

Years ago, the great Austrian economist Leopold Kohr argued that overwhelming evidence from science, culture and biology all pointed to one unending truth: …

These Entrepeneurs are Using Technology to Turn a Profit on Food Waste

Take a look at what some creative businesses are doing to turn trash into treasure.

Oil, Interest Rates and Debt

At first glance it is hard to see how oil, interest rates and debt are connected. Two of them are human constructs while oil (fossil sunlight), a gift from …

Breaking the System: A Review of Surviving the Future

The three-century-long reign of the market economy is nearing its end whether we like it or not, wrote late British economist David Fleming in Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital …

Beyond Development: The Commons as a New/Old Paradigm of Human Flourishing

As the planet reels from the slow-motion catastrophe of climate change, we are seeing the distinct limits of the prevailing paradigms of economic thought, …

Brexit and the energy equation

Neglected in the analysis of Brexit is the role energy supply and prices have played in depressing productivity growth and wages, intensifying the discontent of those whose prospects have been …

Buying Local Is the Key to Strong Regional Economies

In the leaky bucket analogy for local economies, money flows into a region to circulate through local businesses like water into a bucket.

Degrowth by Designed Disaster?

The degrowth movement has been developed in response to neoliberal reality, neoliberalism’s comically reductive view of human nature, its ecological …

Inside the Little Free Pantry

Created by Jessica McClard, the Pantry is an easy way for people to share surplus food and household goods, and access items they may need.

Globalization and the American Dream

Implicit in the rhetoric promoting globalization is the premise that the rest of the world should be brought up to the standard of living of the West, and …
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