Justin Ritchie

Justin is in Vancouver, BC where he reads books, researches energy, carbon and financial systems at the University of British Columbia Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability while occasionally walking in the forest.


Economy of Things

Though we often think the modern culture of consumerism is an export from United States and a product of capitalism, people long before today’s era were enjoying the benefit of soft shoes, beautiful cloth and exceptional goods.

February 14, 2017

Rocking the Google Bus

Companies like Twitter can make billions of dollars in revenue while providing a widely used service and still be considered a financial failure.

November 18, 2016

Decrypting Cryptocurrency

Do digital currencies like Bitcoin have the ability to change the global economic order?

June 6, 2016

Age of Stagnation

Can the factors creating a slower growth world find open discussion in time to avoid severe social strife?

April 1, 2016


Missing Out

Can we develop a healthy relationship with modern digital technologies by thinking about what it really means to be human?

January 12, 2016

Resilience Imperative

In Extraenvironmentalist #88 we discuss the Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady-State Economy with co-authors Michael Lewis and Pat Conaty. We talk about ways to create a decentralized, cooperative steady-state economy that can work as an alternative to the highly globalized and financialized economic paradigm of today.

August 18, 2015

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