We evolved to experience this joy in eating nutritious food. And the peach exists merely to fill that need. We made it so… and now money stands in the way.
In a sustainable and responsible culture, there will be meaningful, even essential, work to be done at home. I’ll outline a few contributions of homemakers to a post-industrial society and offer my own experimentation, its successes and its failures (as an example but not as evidence that I’ve perfectly achieved responsible living).
Every economy, every self-organizing system which is not also self-limiting within the bounds set by its environment, grows until it exceeds the ability of that environment to support and sustain it.
Money is not a store of value. It is a claim upon value.
The casino metaphor has been widely used as a part-description of the phenomenon of over-financialisation. It’s a handy pejorative tag but can it give us any real insights?
Over the last few years, I have been formulating my opinion on how to approach investing and what do to with extra cash…Mulling all of this over (and with the help of a good forest analogy) I’ve recently developed a few key principles that I believe will help to guide good investment strategy.
• How economic growth has become anti-life
• Guilt-free consumption
• How to protest in the age of austerity
• Six reasons why are stock markets are no longer fit for purpose
• The global economy sinks under its debts as the real cost of energy rises
Quantitative easing (QE) is supposed to stimulate the economy by adding money to the money supply, increasing demand. But so far, it hasn’t been working. Why not? Because as practiced for the last two decades, QE does not actually increase the circulating money supply. It merely cleans up the toxic balance sheets of banks. A real “helicopter drop” that puts money into the pockets of consumers and businesses has not yet been tried. Why not? Another good question . . . .