Economy

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On Localism and watch out for the next recession

This is what is right. This is how to live without destroying life. This is the only ecologically sane way to be human. Living within the limits of my place is how I do not kill myself.

February 28, 2024

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‘New Economies’ and the Rebuilding of Democratic Power

In future gatherings we need to look more directly at how we can stimulate a new structural transformation of civil society. It will be a broad process that explores how we can rebuild democratic power to facilitate mass involvement in civil society and, by extension, our political system.

February 27, 2024

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Building the democratic local economy

The magazine Stir to Action, and the project that sits behind it, has been one of the most effective popularisers in the UK of the idea of community economics and community wealth building.

February 26, 2024

Apples

Celebration of the Commons

And this is true of all common goods. It is only the crazy logic of a capitalist market that wrenches any benefit out of waste. Short-term gain is never a real gain.

February 22, 2024

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Watching Work

All work involves, to some degree, both body and mind. This plays a major role in the degree to which AI can or cannot effectively replace human labour. Yet even if AI can not succeed in taking away your job, it might succeed in taking away a big chunk of your paycheque.

February 22, 2024

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Redesigning Business for Sustainability

We need to reform businesses so they adopt environmental protection goals on their own. This means encouraging new legal forms of business: ones that allow the purpose, governance, and role of profit to align with the steady-state goal.

February 21, 2024

Kismet robot

The ‘vast uncertainty’ of AI and jobs

Autor is clear that the advent of AI has created greater uncertainty about the future of the labour market, and he isn’t necessarily optimistic. But it is right to underline the uncertainty. And, as he observes, a lot of these issues aren’t about technology. They’re about policy and politics.

February 20, 2024

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