Category Archives: economics

Economics is for Everyone: Paul Mason – a quick reaction – Post-Crash Economics Society

Economics is for Everyone: Paul Mason – a quick reaction – Post-Crash Economics Society. I wrote this reaction to Paul Mason’s talk in Manchester on request from the Post-Crash people following some comments I made on the talk via twitter.  … Continue reading

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A new approach for our cities?

Originally posted on Steady State Manchester:
I attended a two hour seminar on Future Climate organised by the North West Climate Change Partnership It was a rather depressing affair since it seems quite clear that we are rushing headlong towards…

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Hubble, bubble, double struggle: the coming elections.

Hubble, bubble, double struggle: the coming elections. I’ve been meaning to write something on the elections for a while. But this is not so much about the elections as about the approaches on offer. Which elections anyway? My main focus … Continue reading

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Liberation and living well

This week I’ve been busy in two distinct areas of “scholarly activism”.  At first sight they might seem very disparate, but I think they are part of the same overall project. On Monday, the Steady State Manchester collective, of which … Continue reading

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I’ve been otherwise engaged.

Some recent posts elsewhere. First the initiative I began among community psychologists on the assault on the people of Gaza: Statement of support and solidarity with the people of Gaza 19 July, 2014   The next 5 together form a … Continue reading

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A Green Deal for the Manchester-Mersey Bioregion

I’ve been looking again at this paper that I produced in pamphlet form in 2009; that’s 5 years ago.  A lot has changed since then, so it is really heartening that this amalgam of ideas and proposals, with roots in … Continue reading

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Where will the money come from? Endogenous economic development for the viable economy.

This is my new piece on the Steady State Manchester site. It is an important question not just for ecological economics but also for the struggle against neoliberalism. http://steadystatemanchester.net/2014/05/12/where-will-the-money-come-from-endogenous-economic-development-for-the-viable-economy/

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We must articulate and publicise viable alternatives.

In the last few days I’ve been moved to write two responses to public statements that each in their way exemplify the bankruptcy of dominant understandings of the challenges facing our society and economy. The first was from Richard Leese, … Continue reading

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Too much green growth

An interesting concept, isn’t Green Growth OK?  One problem of the idea of ‘sustainable growth’ is that nobody yet has found a way to ensure that the resource throughputs of an economy are decoupled from its growth, whatever the nature … Continue reading

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Venezuela: promise and challenge

One of the best articles I’ve seen on the state of the Venezuelan “Bolivarian Revolution”:  it sets out its promise and the challenges and contradictions it faces.  Notable among them is this: “…the priority to preserve the planet and save … Continue reading

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