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 2

Welcome from the editors. Welcome to the New Economy Journal’s second edition of 2020, one of our largest and most diverse offerings since the Journal launched last year. Within its pages, you’ll find fiery polemics on the radical opportunities which COVID-19 presents progressive forces, thought-provoking ruminations on Modern Monetary Theory and government debt, a fascinating research piece on the opportunities associated with Northern Australia’s carbon economy and musings on the role of art in times of civilization-threatening bushfires and pandemics. There are the usual inclusions of book excerpts and book reviews, and a continuation of a long-running NEJ debate on...

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Selected articles from the latest issue of New Economy Journal:

Some Facts About Debt

Emma Dawson, Matthew Lloyd Cape, Per Capita

Some Facts About Debt
As the federal government pumps unprecedented amounts of spending into the Australian economy to offset the damage from the worst economic shock in living memory, talk is starting to turn to the fear of the long-term debt this will create. This fear is largely misplaced, and results from decades of...

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Democracy, with all its Shortcomings, is Still Worth Defending

Jacob Debets

Democracy, with all its Shortcomings, is Still Worth Defending
NEJ’s Managing Editor Jacob Debets shares some brief thoughts on Astra Taylor’s 2019 Book ‘Democracy May Not Exist But We’ll Miss it When it’s Gone’ (excerpt published in NEJ, March 2020) Astra Taylor’s book ‘Democracy May Not Exist But We’ll Miss it When it’s Gone’ (Verso, 2019) is, at its...

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Dear Economics: Did COVID-19 Get to You Too?

Klelia Guerrero García

Dear Economics: Did COVID-19 Get to You Too?
What’s wrong with our economic system? Professor Frank Stilwell has recently suggested that its limited evolution and inability to connect the science of economics with contemporary issues are two main issues, and pointed to the diminished demand for economics degrees as a symptom of economics’ ailment. Stilwell is not alone:...

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