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 4

Welcome to the New Economy Journal’s fourth edition of 2020. This issue is comprised of a robust collection of theoretical and policy-based articles, grappling with a diverse range of subjects including youth unemployment, the future of tertiary education, political tribalism and the steady state economy. We believe this collection provides an invaluable contribution to new economy discourse. With pieces oriented towards both immediate imperatives (such as Shirley Jackson’s brilliantly articulated proposal for a “youth guarantee”) and a utopian future (see Noon’s thought-provoking essay on “library socialism”), readers are encouraged to see the struggle for immediate change as part of a...

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Selected articles from the latest issue of New Economy Journal:
Value Creation in Non-Capitalist Formations

Value Creation in Non-Capitalist Formations

Noon

Value Creation in Non-Capitalist Formations
For as soon as the distribution of labour comes into being, each man has a particular, exclusive sphere of activity, which is forced upon him and from which he cannot escape. He is a hunter, a fisherman, a herdsman, or a critical critic, and must remain so if he does...

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Idealism as a Defense Mechanism of Materialists

Idealism as a Defense Mechanism of Materialists

Noon

Idealism as a Defense Mechanism of Materialists
If you ever want to win an argument with a Marxist, just keep asking them for “a more material analysis”. Materialism is a catchcry of Marxists, and they weaponise it against all sorts of people: from Foucault to Chomsky, anarchists to reactionaries, Marxists see Idealism – the opposite of Materialism...

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Library Socialism

Library Socialism

Noon

Library Socialism
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything that you need” - Cicero The difficult thing about imagining a better world is social relations. Revolutionary Marxism call for workers to “seize and own in common the means of production”, as if this were a clarifying statement rather...

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