New Economy Journal

Issue 2022

New Economy Journal is a place for contribution and conversation for those interested and involved in the New Economy movement. In 2022, the New Economy Journal will publish pieces on a monthly basis under six broad themes. New articles will be released on the first Tuesday of every month. The selection of articles released each month may be aligned to any of the Journal themes.

The Journal themes for 2022/2023 are:

Table of Contents

The origins of unaffordable housing in the practices of private ownership of land and private banking

The origins of unaffordable housing in the practices of private ownership of land and private banking

Gavin Tang

The origins of unaffordable housing in the practices of private ownership of land and private banking
Almost everyone has an awareness that housing has, in some places, become unaffordable for all (who are not already homeowners) except for those on a very high income bracket. We are faced with the situation that the average wage- or income-earner will not be able, even with a double income,...

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A Viable Rival Currency

A Viable Rival Currency

Simon Cole

A Viable Rival Currency
People often say of LETS (Local Exchange Trading System) “I don’t know why it hasn’t taken off – it’s such a good idea!” In this opinion piece, I look at what’s holding LETS back, and suggest a solution. We can buy almost anything with the Aussie dollar, so why do...

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Pandemic or endemic: older women and the toxic workplace

Pandemic or endemic: older women and the toxic workplace

Myfan Jordan

Pandemic or endemic: older women and the toxic workplace
During the pandemic, economic, social and labour market impacts first hit younger women, particularly mothers working more casualised sectors and facing a sharp increase of unpaid work in the home. When Grassroots Research commenced the Generation Expendable? study in mid-2020, Australia’s pandemic fallout was already being described as a “shecession”...

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Environmental Impact Assessment: Incorporating Sustainability Principles

Environmental Impact Assessment: Incorporating Sustainability Principles

Tor Hundloe

Environmental Impact Assessment: Incorporating Sustainability Principles
This is a brief summary of Professor Tor Hundloe’s book, Environmental Impact Assessment: Incorporating Sustainability Principles, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2021. While we continue to strive for a steady-state economy, we must not neglect what we can achieve by having mainstream economists---in particular, those who advise governments---adhere...

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