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Category Archives: further reading
The main promoter of the circular economy (CE) defines it like this: A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at … Continue reading
Trapped in techno-scientism; is this hindering Manchester becoming an eco-city? | Platform. This is a provocative and very well written article by Nadine Andrews on the shortcomings of the dominant ideology, and hence strategies, here in Greater Manchester. It does … Continue reading
See this short article by Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre, who wrote one of the forewords to In Place of Growth. http://kevinanderson.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Tyndall-briefing-note-36-economics-CC1.pdf He makes the point that a narrow financial interpretation of risk has dominated orthodox thinking on the … Continue reading
The FT, hedgehogs and the scale of the crisis. This short article provides an interesting graphic take on the bankruptcy of the orthodox model, and its forecasters. As we’ve said before – we are in a situation of post-growth already. … Continue reading
The financial enclosure of the commons | Red Pepper. Really useful and succinct summary of the problem. Carbon trading creates financial derivatives and actually makes the situation worse. For more detail also see:- Lohmann, L. (2009). When markets are poison: … Continue reading