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  • ‘Footprint Justice’ and ‘Fair Earth Shares’ is getting more attention

    ‘Footprint Justice’ and ‘Fair Earth Shares’ is getting more attention

    September 7, 2021

    The campaign for ‘Footprint Justice’ is gathering momentum with a call for UN member states to investigate the legal implications of enshrining a ‘Fair Earth Share’ as a human right. The following article explains the latest developments, by Jan Juffermans of the Dutch Platform Fair and Green Economy.

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  • UK petition demands a shift to a Wellbeing Economy

    UK petition demands a shift to a Wellbeing Economy

    May 27, 2021

    A petition campaign is underway in the UK, demanding that the government at Westminster prioritises a shift to a Wellbeing Economy.

    Launched by Brighton campaigner Laura Sharples, the petition seeks to garner 100,000 signatures by September so that the need for a Wellbeing Economy will be debated in Parliament.

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  • Australian Universities as Anchors-in-Place: A Yunus Centre Provocation

    Australian Universities as Anchors-in-Place: A Yunus Centre Provocation

    February 11, 2021

    This important provocation from the Yunus Centre outlines the special responsibility that Universities have, as major players in the economic and social fabric of the communities and places of which they are part, to create opportunity and drive inclusive growth strategies. It details practical strategies that all Australian universities could embrace right now as they ...

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New Economy Journal

James Mumford’s ‘Vexed’, Reviewed

James Mumford’s ‘Vexed’, Reviewed

Jacob Debets

James Mumford’s ‘Vexed’, Reviewed
If you had to pick a defining characteristic of the year 2020, you could do worse than nominate polarisation – the division of people into two sharply contrasting groups or sets of opinions/beliefs. Everywhere across the Western World, deep splits are entrenching on fundamental issues of public interest: from climate...

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On Unemployment

On Unemployment

Gavin Tang

On Unemployment
Many people think of unemployment pretty much as mainstream economists and the government would have us think about it – that it is a statistical number of people looking for work according to a rather arbitrary definition set by the government. It is much more than that. The reluctance to...

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Capitalism is idealism, perfected

Capitalism is idealism, perfected

Michael Symons

Capitalism is idealism, perfected
For many of us, the market is an actual gathering of human buyers and sellers, chatting, tasting and sharing produce, which is often fresh and artisanal. At market benches and shop counters, people display and take in a community meal. Mainstream economists turned that market into differential equations. In so...

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