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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.

Dairy Farmers Betrayed

The dairy industry does not need a massive injection of taxpayers' money, such as was given to the banks; it just needs some price stabilisation, as was provided to some extent by the Milk Marketing Board before it was abolished by an earlier Conservative government.

What is the price of oil telling us?

Market fundamentalists tell us that prices convey information. Yet, while our barbers and hairdressers might be able to give us an extended account of why their prices have changed in the last few years, commodities such as oil--which reached a six-year low last week--stand mute. To fill that silence, many people are only too eager to speak for oil.

Happy August 15th (and a little rant about politics)

Italy continues to operate in "political Alzheimer." The patient continues to repeat the same things over and over, without reacting to external stimuli. We vaguely remember that, in the past, there was a good time in which the economy was growing and there follows that there is nothing else and nothing more than pursuing growth to fix all the problems.

Resilience Roundup - Aug 14

Humans have already used up 2015's supply of Earth's resources | The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here | The Great Northern Meltdown: First It was the Polar Bears, Now It’s the Hemisphere...