Tag Archives: economy

After peak capitalism: the livelihood challenge.

This is my new working paper. It attempts to deal with the question of peak capitalism and ecological crisis on two levels – the post-industrial wastelands of the core capitalist countries and the global exhaustion and toxicity of capitalism as … Continue reading

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Platitudes, positions, policies and principles.

Platitudes, positions, policies and principles: what can we learn from Gorton’s selection meeting? I attended the selection meeting for the Labour Party’s Gorton by-election last week. There were five candidates, a short-list selected by a 5-person national Labour party panel. … Continue reading

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Labour again: Corbyn’s victory and the growth narrative

This is a short post to note Corbyn’s victory in the Labour leadership re-election and ask some fundamental questions.  Despite some misgivings in the last post, I’m delighted.  This is all about rejecting the politics and economics of the last … Continue reading

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Progress as a trap.

Craig Bennett is the Chief Executive of Friends of the Earth UK. Last night (11/2/2016) he gave a lecture at Manchester Business School, “What is Progress: how are we doing and where next?” It was an interesting topic for a … Continue reading

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Jeremy Corbyn and the double struggle

Jeremy Corbyn‘s campaign for the Labour leadership is about doing things differently, about re-discovering the basic Labour values of social and economic justice, but in a way that harnesses the knowledge, commitment and energy of the many, in the changed … Continue reading

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Malmö: re-imagining the city

Our cities have grown up as the result of a number of factors. Manchester, with its origins in the Roman period, was a relatively small centre until particular geographical, historical, social and economic factors coincided to make it the world’s … Continue reading

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Responses to the Ecomodernist Manifesto

Responses to the Ecomodernist Manifesto (3/12/15:  I update this piece as new material comes in). I recently came upon An Ecomodernist Manifesto, and was staggered by the scale of its unwarranted assumptions and errors. It argues that the malign human … Continue reading

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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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Brazil 2014, and it’s not about football!

Fortaleza, August / September 2014 We have come to Fortaleza, Ceará, North East Brazil for a conference, holiday and study tour. I was here just over two years ago on my post-retirement tour of Latin America, and found the type … 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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