Patrick Noble

Patrick is the author of a number of books, which are available from both best & worst bookshops, or from the author.  His day job is that of farmer. Towards the Convivial Economy was published by the Smokehouse Press in March 2017.


Commons and Enclosures

Yes. Cultures are what people do. The future is created by present actions – for better and for worse. Targets, achievements, status… can change nothing.

March 5, 2021


Being, Nothingness, Cumquats and Walter Scott

So, it comes down to this. The answer to these crazy times, is to evacuate & de-spend the enclosures and to inhabit and re-spend the skill, ingenuity, sensuality (intelligence gathering) and moral probity of the common.

July 1, 2020

Sawtry fen

Only Slow Time can Answer Rapid Decline

Here, surrounded by fellow mobsters, John Ball, Gerrard Winstanley, Martin Luther King… we appeal across the fences – by all that’s holy think about what you do! But we speak from the heart, from the ancestors, from the secret commonwealth and loved ones at home – without reason; without peer review…

February 19, 2020

tree in mist

Reclaiming Capital

It may come as a surprise to most, that my answer for the times is capitalism. What is capitalism? – it is the ethics of a society, whose aim is to maintain its capital – that is, spiritual, pleasurable and human assets, combined with that which maintains all those things – the undiminished vigour of life – in soil, sea, biomass and biodiversity.

January 14, 2020

Flooding river

Islands in the Flood

When I step from the timeless present to time again, the horror would overwhelm me, but for the utopian light, the other side of darkness. Utopia is not fanciful. Our lives are that. It is imaginative and true. Utopia is possible. It is our weakness which makes it apparently impossible.

December 9, 2019


Diary of a Baby-Boomer Nobody

Because my world is small, small influences to the wider world can remain large to me and also serve as a paradigm for the far larger influences which they have reflected.

July 2, 2019

Load More

Leave a Comment