The aftermath of the fires is a perfect opportunity to test the concept of a basic income. As the protracted bushfire crisis gives way to storms and floods, the damage bill mounts in towns and communities around the country. And after the furore over the
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Brian Czech and Riccardo Mastini team up at the Steady State Herald with “Degrowth Toward a Steady State Economy: Unifying Non-Growth Movements.” This 2,000-word essay covers Limits to Growth and the Environmental Movement; Daly vs. Georgescu-Roegen: Less a Debate than a Different Frame of Time; A Sustainability Slogan
The need for ecological ethics in a new ecological economics is now available online. Highlights include:
A ‘new’ ecological economics which foregrounds ecological ethics; A new ecological economics could de-commodify nature; A new ecological economics could promote Earth jurisprudence and ecojustice; Models of ecological economics are compared re limits, equity, and ethics; The steady state economy compares best of all models.
Ian Lowe, Haydn Washington and Helen Kopnina have just published in the Journal of Futures Studies. ‘Why Do Society and Academia Ignore the ‘Scientists Warning to Humanity’ on population?’ — https://jfsdigital.org/why-do-society-and-academia-ignore-the-scientists-warning-to-humanity-on-population/ — challenges the taboo on talking about overpopulation. Read more at the Journal of Futures Studies.
Enabling Community Land Trusts in Australia Authors: Louise Crabtree, Carolyn Sappideen, Stewart Lawler, Rebecca Conroy, Joanne McNeill Over recent years, numerous intertwined housing issues have intensified in Australia regarding the environmental impact, liveability, social equity and affordability of our housing stock and choices. This is
The Alternative Futures Research Network (AFRN) of the Faculty of Education and Arts has signed a memorandum of understanding with the New Economy Network Australia(NENA) to establish a research hub based at the University of Newcastle (UON). The Alternative Futures Research Network studies and promotes alternative modes of development beyond
For almost half a century, something vital has been missing from leftwing politics in western countries. Since the 70s, the left has changed how many people think about prejudice, personal identity and freedom. It has exposed capitalism’s cruelties. It has sometimes won elections, and sometimes
Robert Pekin from Food Connect on the ‘how to’ of CSEF and how it is very different to impact investing, especially with regard to the ‘bottom-up’ organising of ‘the crowd’.
Imagine a world where food routinely gets shipped thousands of miles away to be processed, then shipped back to be sold right where it started. It sounds like a joke, but it’s the world we live in now. Much of the trade that happens in