Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:16:47 GMT(image)
What changes to the cooperative form would permit a better construction of the commons?
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 10:14:00 GMT(image)
The 'Great Acceleration' of economic activity in the past 60 years has led to a series of interlocking crises. Here's why a Great Deceleration is necessary for us "to live again with affection and beauty on this earth."
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:49:00 GMT(image)
It's hard to convey what the sharing movement is about without describing how it looks in practice.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:55:00 GMT(image)
A major issue in climate economics is whether it is possible to halt the growth in carbon emissions and to achieve, instead, a rapid reduction.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:22 GMT(image)
I was able to interview Sofia Jannok to explore the connection between her music, the decolonisation of Sámi Indigenous land and of Europe, and the necessity of Indigenous rights and Indigenous peoples’ perspectives for all of humanity.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:50:00 GMT(image)
As the idea of patterns of commoning suggests, commons are not objects, but actions.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:37:00 GMT(image)
The election of Donald Trump reflects the unraveling of the centre-left across the West, and with it a fragile consensus on climate change.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:08:40 GMT(image)
The entire system must be put into question, not just who joins the new executive committee.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:32:00 GMT(image)
The Netherlands will kick off the year 2017 by launching an experiment with an unconditional basic income starting in January - the culmination, for now, of a charismatic social scientists’ decades of activism.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 16:18:00 GMT(image)
Participatory budgeting is becoming increasingly popular, with more than 1,500 programs worldwide.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:49:00 GMT(image) On a visit to Barcelona last week, I learned a great deal about the City’s pioneering role in developing "the city as a commons."
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:01:00 GMT(image)
In the debates that deal with energy and fossil fuels, it is rather common to read or hear statements such as “oil will last for 50 years at the current rate of production.”
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:02:00 GMT(image)
In the previous post on Chaos, Havoc, and the American Abyss, we began a discussion about the work of Peter Pogany, and how it relates to the situation we now find ourselves in with the pending Trump administration here in the U.S.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:32:00 GMT(image)
With the benefit of hindsight, would you have wanted your pension being invested in cassette tapes, floppy discs, fax machines, Kodak or Blockbuster in 2000?
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:50:00 GMT(image)
Both Trump and Brexit can be explained by the failure of mainstream political elites to address the pain inflicted on ordinary citizens in the neoliberal era.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 18:32:00 GMT(image)
Last year I cycled across North America, talking about degrowth to anyone who would listen and listening to whomever had something to say about it. Just mentioning it leads to dynamic and interesting conversations, especially among people previously unfamiliar with the concept.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:40:00 GMT(image)
In a "letter from Mondragon", recently published by on the Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative (CUCI) website, Armin Isasti, makes some incisive and thought-provoking observations that I think we in the worker co-op movement would do well to consider.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:06:00 GMT(image)
But what does it mean to say that a society becomes “more complex”?
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:57:00 GMT(image)
The economy can often feel like it’s out of our control — a system that abides by its own forces that we have no power to influence.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:08:40 GMT(image)
Economists make forecasts about what is going to happen in the world of that great God – money.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:13:00 GMT(image)
Yet, while we exist in this intimate relationship with cloth, we often know surprisingly little about how it was made, where it was made, and who it was made by.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:31:00 GMT(image)
Another UN climate summit is over and despite the prevalent rhetoric of hope, the gap between the 1,5 or 2 degree target agreed in Paris last year and the real commitments to achieve this target is nowhere near to closing.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:07:00 GMT(image)
Companies like Twitter can make billions of dollars in revenue while providing a widely used service and still be considered a financial failure.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:12:04 GMT(image)
There are also numerous commons-based projects focusing on the self-organised production and distribution of goods.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:55:00 GMT(image)
Nowadays, the social imagination is effectively being modelled in the framework of economism.