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The Precariat and the Basic Income: Part 2

Resilience.org - January 27, 2015 - 3:14am

“The 20th century system of economic distribution lasted for 60 years and it’s gone. The 21st century is the century of economic rights.”

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Turning Waste into Wine: A Pilgrimage to the Composted Land

Resilience.org - January 27, 2015 - 3:00am

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.

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A Year Without the Colorado River, as Seen by Economists

Resilience.org - January 27, 2015 - 2:59am

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?

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On Convening Faith Groups

Resilience.org - January 27, 2015 - 2:58am

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.

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Tight Oil Production Will Fade Quickly: The Truth About Rig Counts

Resilience.org - January 27, 2015 - 2:30am
U.S tight oil production from shale plays will fall more quickly than most assume.  
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The Precariat and the Basic Income

Resilience.org - January 26, 2015 - 4:25am

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.”

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Cooperatives and the Next Clothing Industry

Resilience.org - January 26, 2015 - 4:24am

Last October, the Sustainable Economies Law Center (the SELC) created an event to discuss the opportunities that our local clothing economy can create...

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SOS: Save our Seeds

Resilience.org - January 26, 2015 - 4:18am

Have you ever saved seeds, joined a local seed swap or contributed to a seed library?

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Wood Pellets: Green Energy or New Source of CO2 Emissions?

Resilience.org - January 26, 2015 - 2:50am

Burning wood pellets to produce electricity is on the rise in Europe, where the pellets are classified as a form of renewable energy.

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Co-operative Commonwealth: Decommodifying Land and Money, Part 2

Resilience.org - January 26, 2015 - 1:59am

Usury is little discussed today but it is crucial in policy terms.

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Peak Oil Review - Jan 26

Resilience.org - January 26, 2015 - 1:58am

 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

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The most important thing to understand about the coming oil production cutbacks

Resilience.org - January 25, 2015 - 12:11pm

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.

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Energy Crunch: Clean energy gains ground

Resilience.org - January 23, 2015 - 4:47am

Ever since oil and gas prices started to plunge, speculation that cheaper fossil fuels would mean a serious setback for renewables has been rife.

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Ptolemaic Environmentalism

Resilience.org - January 23, 2015 - 4:45am

Neo-green environmentalism is holding onto the core belief in the rightfulness or inevitability of a human-governed planet.

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Hype, Broken Promises, and Shales

Resilience.org - January 23, 2015 - 4:42am

The term shale revolution has been used so much that it almost has no meaning anymore.

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P6: Enacting Cooperative Values

Resilience.org - January 23, 2015 - 1:03am

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.

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Resilience Roundup - Jan 23

Resilience.org - January 23, 2015 - 1:02am

A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.

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Design for a Shared Future

Resilience.org - January 23, 2015 - 1:00am

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.

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Tanking Asia Gas Prices Makes BC LNG 'Not Viable,' Expert Says

Resilience.org - January 22, 2015 - 4:50am
A liquified natural gas industry, as currently promoted by British Columbia's Liberal government, is not viable at current natural gas prices, and the proposed industry tax regime actually "gives a subsidy to the LNG industry," according to a royalty expert.
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A New Theory of Energy and The Economy - Part 1 - Generating Economic Growth

Resilience.org - January 22, 2015 - 4:35am

How does the economy really work? In my view, there are many erroneous theories in published literature.

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