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The Path Ahead from Paris

We need to work together to create a “biosphere smart” economy

A Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) for Ireland

A Financial Transaction Tax levies a (small to miniscule) percentage tax on financial transactions such as share and bond purchases and derivatives.

Minimum Wage or Commoning?

In such a context, the minimum wage – which is supposed to create a minimum level of equality in formal terms – can never create a feeling of social justice.

Santa Fe Moves a Step Closer Towards Creating City-owned Public Bank

Significant savings of taxpayer dollars and sizable predicted profits were just two of the positive results of a 10-month study undertaken by the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, moving the city one step closer toward creating America’s first new publicly-owned bank in almost 100 years.

Democratic Money and Capital for the Commons

How can commoners meet their needs without replicating (perhaps in only modestly less harmful ways) the structural problems of the dominant money system?

John Thackara on How To Thrive In The Next Economy

In this interview for Shareable John discusses ideas from his latest book How To Thrive In The Next Economy, which celebrates the power of small actions to transform the bigger picture.

"To see the new economy through a glass of beer..."

A new economic model is emerging...Am I talking about the Degrowth movement? Or Transition? No. The craft beer movement.

Moral Economy: a Different Way of Thinking about the Future

You know something is grotesquely wrong when the 80 richest people in the world have as much wealth as the poorer half of the world’s population, when the combined wealth of the 1000 richest people in the UK is nearly five times the size of the annual NHS budget, and when unending growth …

Where Next for the Sharing Economy Debate?

As social and environmental crises continue to escalate, it seems increasingly unlikely that the sharing economy will lead the way to a more sustainable future – unless it actively challenges the power structures that maintain an unjust status quo.

Making Networked Sharing Socially Beneficial, Not Just Predatory and Profitable

If we can agree in advance about what constitutes a socially respectful marketplace – and what constitutes a predatory free-riding on the commonweal – we’ll all be a lot better off.

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