“The 20th century system of economic distribution lasted for 60 years and it’s gone. The 21st century is the century of economic rights.”
It seems pretty obvious that recycling, reusing, and repurposing materials we no longer need makes a lot more sense than burning or burying them, not just from an environmental, but an economic perspective.
Imagine if each tap that delivered water from the Colorado River – whether to a farm, a factory, or a home – suddenly went dry for a year. What would happen to the West’s economy?
It behoves us as Transitioners to try to diffuse a message to invite people to consider how we’re moving towns and villages and hamlets towards resilience to create that space, because we bump up against so many different types of people here.
The concept of the precariat, from Wiktionary: “People suffering from precarity, especially as a social class; people living a precarious existence, without security or predictability, especially job security.”
Last October, the Sustainable Economies Law Center (the SELC) created an event to discuss the opportunities that our local clothing economy can create...
Have you ever saved seeds, joined a local seed swap or contributed to a seed library?
Burning wood pellets to produce electricity is on the rise in Europe, where the pellets are classified as a form of renewable energy.
Usury is little discussed today but it is crucial in policy terms.
A weekly update on peak oil news, including: -Oil and the Global Economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia/Ukraine -Quote of the Week -The Briefs
What the current oil price slump means for world oil supply is starting to emerge. "Layoffs," "cutbacks," "delays," and "cancellations" are words one sees in headlines concerning the oil industry every day. That can only mean one thing in the long run: less supply later on than would otherwise have been the case.
Ever since oil and gas prices started to plunge, speculation that cheaper fossil fuels would mean a serious setback for renewables has been rife.
Neo-green environmentalism is holding onto the core belief in the rightfulness or inevitability of a human-governed planet.
The term shale revolution has been used so much that it almost has no meaning anymore.
Principle Six (P6) provides a pathway for everyday people to use our cooperatively owned community institutions to move money into the hands of small, local, and cooperative businesses.
A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.
Sharing with others is one of the positive stories to tell in the face of a harsh future, but how we tell that story is paramount.
How does the economy really work? In my view, there are many erroneous theories in published literature.