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The Greece and Eurozone Crisis Made Simple

If you kick the can down the road repeatedly you eventually run out of road.

What's the Best Way to Grow the Co-operative Economy?

Regional cooperative development based on grass-rooted practitioner wisdom has become more than an aspiration...

Greece and the Limits to Growth

Certainly there is reason to pause and to question the idea of infinite economic growth on a finite planet.

Greece: the bad apple of the bunch?

If the "Limits to Growth" model describes the present situation, then the Greek decline is not a direct consequence of problems with the Euro or with wrong policies of the Greek government.

It Was the Creditors who Pushed Greece over the Edge

If they had truly cared, the creditors could have easily prevented a default. Sadly, they found it more important to punish Greece and set an example.

Living Co-operatively: Everyday Dissent

Co-operatives (housing, energy, food and worker) act in opposition to the ruthlessness of capitalism, and provide security, opportunity and positivity to …

Peak Oil Notes - July 2

 A midweek update. Despite a rally on Tuesday, New York oil futures closed on Wednesday at $56.69 a barrel, the lowest level since mid-April.

Reflecting on Today’s Market Trends: A Report from Barcelona

Is today’s public market a place to buy food, to sit and eat a meal, or to have a unique educational or culinary experience? Can it be all of these …

Spain in Transition?: Answers from the grassroots facing a collapsing country

“Curiously, during these years of crisis I sometimes feel it’s the worst time of my life, but other times I feel it’s the best”

Laudato Si: Signalling towards Degrowth?

But whether or not „degrowth“ would make a better translation of the Pope’s intended meaning, much more significant than a single word is …

Closed In and Crowded Out: Urbanising against the City

European institutions were designed to direct flows of global capital. In doing so, they’ve become less accountable to people.
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