A new road-building programme will drain money from essential services. by George Monbiot: journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist, United Kingdom. The money has run out, or so we keep being told. There are no funds left for any but essential projects: the frontline services and the capital spending which cannot be deferred…. Read more »
Posts Categorized: Economics
by Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute For almost as long as I can remember we have been saying that the United States, with 5 percent of the world’s people, consumes a third or more of the earth’s resources. That was true. It is no longer true. Today China consumes more basic resources than the United… Read more »
If this analysis is correct, a Great Depression is all but inevitable. by George Monbiot: journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist, United Kingdom. I stumbled out into the autumn sunshine, figures ricocheting around in my head, still trying to absorb what I had heard. I felt as if I had just attended a… Read more »
Rhamis Kent speaking at the Tenth International Permaculture Conference (IPC10), Amman, Jordan, September 2011 Photograph © Craig Mackintosh The PRI’s Rhamis Kent talks about the situation in Somalia — including the so-called ‘aid’ work presently underway, with its short-term business oriented methods and the social blackmailing it encourages, and constrasts it with the more holistic… Read more »
If we can give legal personality to non-living entities such as corporations, why not also give personality to living things like animals and trees? by Janet Millington Changes to the law have been made (or “discovered”) to facilitate and support trade(1), colonisation(2), industry(3) and the development of corporation(4). This development has been largely driven by… Read more »
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Click for larger view Courtesy: Marc Roberts What with the ongoing occupation of New York’s financial district, and City traders coming out from under their gilded rocks in full candour (see below) — Frank thought it about time to break out the D-locks and superglue again.
The “free market thinktanks” and their secret funders are a threat to democracy. by George Monbiot: journalist, author, academic and environmental and political activist, United Kingdom. Nadine Dorries won’t answer it. Lord Lawson won’t answer it. Michael Gove won’t answer it. But it’s a simple question, and if they don’t know it’s because they don’t… Read more »
Peak Oil: Security policy implications of scarce resources Download PDF (1.77mb) In previous articles (here and here) we’ve linked to the German language version of a study recently undertaken by the German military on the topic of peak oil, and we also linked to a couple of English summary-only translations as well. Now we can… Read more »
Download the Food and Democracy e-book (1.75mb PDF) To give some excellent reading for the readerholics amongst you, regular contributor Marcin Gerwin has put together an excellent collection of articles to create a highly readable e-book focusing on food sovereignty — the necessity for it, the challenges to achieve it, and the solutions associated with… Read more »
Editor’s Note: At time of writing, Polly is on a speaking tour of Australia and New Zealand — check out dates and locations here. Maddy Harland meets Polly Higgins, a barrister who is campaigning for the United Nations to adopt an additional crime against peace: Ecocide. by Maddy Harland, editor of Permaculture magazine – inspiration… Read more »
Regular readers will know I’m keen to see society structured in a way that prioritises people and place over corporations and short-term, profit-centric, economic-growth-focussed idiocy. Whilst politicians are arguing over debt ceilings, corporate tax exemptions, how much more money to magic up and the impossibility of continuing economic growth whilst feigning action on our multi-faceted… Read more »