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Anti-progress: The case of airline travel

Sun, 28 May 2017 19:04:36 +0000

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We are so used to rapid progress in so many fields, especially in the communications devices and computers. It’s hard to imagine that there might areas of our lives in which progress has not only ceased but been reversed.

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Life’s Economy is Primarily Based on Collaborative rather than Competitive Advantage

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:07:43 +0000

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As our focus shifts from individuals and individual species as the unit of survival to the collective of life — its complex dynamic interactions and relationships — we begin to see that collaborative and symbiotic patterns and interactions are of more fundamental importance than competition as a driving force of evolution.

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Planting the Seeds of Degrowth in Times of Crisis

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:20:21 +0000

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Today, we are participants in a complex and severe crisis, and a radical crisis requires radical solutions. Through a number of examples it became obvious that in Greece there is groundwork for a transition to sustainable degrowth.

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Cooperative Commonwealth & the Partner State

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:30:09 +0000

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Thankfully, the elements of a new imaginary are all around us. The outlines of a new political economy that is both humane and in which the fulfillment of the person is conjoined to the well-being of one’s community are already visible…

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The Ecological Land Co-op

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:05:16 +0000

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This is where for me the ELC ticks a lot of boxes. By raising money from investors, it’s able to lease or sell leasehold smallholdings at more affordable prices, thus obviating the aforementioned need for the would-be farmer otherwise to choose the circumstances of their birth, enter a loveless marriage of convenience, or toil miserably to turn an income when they should be turning a furrow.

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Is Renewable Energy a Commons?

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:15:25 +0000

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Is energy a mere commodity, or is it a common good? Why is this relevant in the first place? Here we look at why energy is part of our commons, from the sources to the product itself.

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Economists as Priesthood – a Religion Based on Assumptions

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:31:56 +0000

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The ideas of the economists are important because they frame the way we understand the world, sometimes distracting us from understanding and living in the world in other ways. The economists claim that they describe the world as it is, rather than describing it as it should be, but there is an entire value system implicit in economics.

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Hummus and Mindfulness: Skills, Resilience and Relaxation beyond Consumerism

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:23:52 +0000

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We all have to consume; it’s a necessary reality of existence. However, in the ‘consumer society’ the most radical thing you can do is not to consume ‘as directed’ – by finding alternative options that meets your needs while enacting a set of principles in opposition to that overbearing and exploitative economic paradigm.

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Building a New Social Commons

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:22:20 +0000

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If we ever thought we had secure access to things like education or health care, housing or income support, that sense of security is seeping away. In the US and across Europe, the rise of populism signals new depths of anger among people who feel betrayed by the powerful and out of control of their lives.

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Commons Governance as a Means and an End

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:16:34 +0000

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I want to share three similar examples of how citizens, when faced with a big challenge like we were, chose commoning and not only succeeded, but further developed their collaborative capacity ensuring they could better meet future challenges.

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Lean Logic

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:55:36 +0000

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The late David Fleming was a maverick economist who left his imprint across British environmentalism from the Green Party to the Transition movement by way of the New Economics Foundation. In Lean Logic, he presents a lifetime’s thinking on how humanity might deal with a coming ‘climacteric’ – an interlocking crisis of climate, energy, water, food and other resources.

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