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It’s time to put money out of its misery

Why are discussions about poverty so often held in luxurious surroundings? Perhaps it’s easier to think that way, without any poor people in the room to muddy the proceedings

Challenging Economics - headlines

•The truth is out: money is just an IOU, and the banks are rolling in it •Limits to Investment •Alive in the Sunshine

Positive Money  

In Extraenvironmentalist #75 we discuss our global systems of money and finance with Ben Dyson of Positive Money UK and Brett Scott author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money.

Just Money, introduction

The global finance sector today exercises extraordinary power over society. The sector dominates economic policy making, undermines democratic decision-making, has financialised all sectors of the economy, and has made vast profits, often at the expense of both governments and the productive sector.

Whose money is it?

Money is currently produced by a ‘public-private partnership’ between the state and the financial sector, a partnership whose nature remains obscure to the great majority of the population.

Climate, politics & money - headlines

•Get your cash out of fossil fuel backed funds says UN climate chief •If You See Something, Say Something •Church of England says unlikely to quit fossil fuel investment •BP study predicts greenhouse emissions will rise by almost a third in 20 years •Unfortunately, The …

Nate Hagens: From Wall St. to Ecological Economics   

In this interview from the 2013 US Society of Ecological Economics Conference we speak with Nate Hagens about his experience on Wall St. and how it led him to become an ecological economist. 

How Congress could fix its budget woes, permanently

As Congress struggles through one budget crisis after another, it is becoming increasingly evident that austerity doesn’t work. We cannot possibly pay off a $16 trillion debt by tightening our belts, slashing public services, and raising taxes. Historically, when the deficit has been …

The Joule Standard

We live in a vast mechanized economy, where machines do 90-99% of the mechanical work needed to create and deliver products and services, even food. These machines are paid in energy, and have no notion of human currency. This article explores the idea of metabolic (energy backed) currency, how …

Money and Sustainability – The Missing Link: Review

So here we have it. The austerity versus Keynsian spending debate is about as useful as arguing whether the earth is flat or sitting on the back of a pile of turtles. Neither will provide sustainable interventions to our converging crises while the debt-based money system remains the only …

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