New Economy Journal

The Official Journal of the New Economy Network Australia

The New Economy Journal is the official journal of the New Economy Network Australia. The Journal publishes material that supports the Network’s mission to transform Australia’s economy so that achieving ecological health and social justice are its foundational principles and primary objectives.

The New Economy Journal is a place for contribution and conversation for those interested and involved in the New Economy movement. Published monthly on the first Tuesday of each month, each New Economy Journal issue features pieces on the New Economy, with an emphasis on the New Economy movement in Australia. The Journal will help achieve NENA’s goals to “facilitate connections, showcase and promote innovative projects, build peer-to-peer learning and use collective strategies to create and advocate for change”. The Journal will highlight, document and disseminate information about what is happening in the New Economy movement in Australia and around the world, encourage discourse and debate, facilitate connections, and produce a historical record in the process.

The New Economy Journal is an open platform and encourages unsolicited submissions. If you would like to submit a piece for publication, find more information at Submit to the Journal.

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Latest Issue:

Volume 2, Issue 5

As the pandemic continues on, a new consensus is emerging. After the pandemic, we do not want to return to normal – we want to build back better. We are pleased to bring you Issue 5 of this year’s journal. In it are discussed numerous problems with today’s system, how they are being revealed by the pandemic, and the ways to rethink those problems in order to address them. As always, we hope you disagree with some, take hope from others, and learn from all about how to build a new, sustainable, just economy. The Editors

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Selected articles from the latest issue of New Economy Journal:
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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What is it like being an economics student?

What is it like being an economics student?

Duncan Wallace

What is it like being an economics student?
I’m sure many of you will have read David Graeber’s recent article in the New York Review of Books, called "Against Economics". He opens with the statement that "There is a growing feeling, among those who have the responsibility of managing large economies, that the discipline of economics is no...

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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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