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.
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,...
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...
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”...
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...
We need new ways of thinking about value in the New Economy. Moving beyond a market-growth, extractivist model of economic development, how can we reframe and redefine value? What might this look like both in theory or in practice?
New Stories for the New Economy
Do you have a story about an initiative, event or action that is happening in the New Economy? Do you have ideas about new and innovative ways to communicate these stories to the public?
Connections to Place in the New Economy
How can connections to place be reflected in new or wellbeing economics? What might a localised, place-based economy look like in practice?
Health and Wellbeing in the New Economy
The COVID-19 pandemic has made us all more aware of the importance of health and wellbeing. What might an economy that moves beyond economic growth and towards holistic wellbeing for individuals, communities and society look like?
How can Australia’s economy become regenerative? What might this look like? How can the emerging regenerative movements around Australia catalyse genuine systems change and avoid business as usual?
Does Capitalism Have a Future?
Capitalism has promised growth and development through private ownership of trade and industry, extracting value from both physical and human resources. Capitalism is also held responsible for the environmental destruction and social injustices around the world today.
Does capitalism have a future? Should it? What are the alternative systems emerging around the world?