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Manchester’s Electronic Billboards – Another Sidewalk for Jevons’ Paradox

pdf version Manchester’s Electronic Billboards – Another Sidewalk for Jevons’ Paradox By Richard A Shirres & James Scott Vandeventer In perambulating Manchester’s city centre, now the latest chore is in side-stepping yet more clutter within your pedestrian domain: dozens of … Continue reading

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Community or Consumption: Social Ecology in Greater Manchester

A guest article, by AJB It’s an inevitability for anything written on the topic of Manchester to mention or make even the most minute reference to the city’s past as the birthplace of the industrial revolution. From the worker bee … Continue reading

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The Viable Economy serialised – About Consumerism

We continue the serialisation of our intervention, The Viable Economy, this time with Chapter 11, “About Consumerism”, in which we make it clear that our opposition is not to individual people as consumers (calling for behaviour change), but to the … Continue reading

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Pick up a screwdriver and help end our throwaway society!

This is a guest blog post from James Harries.  He describes his initiative to set up a group to work on repairing consumer ‘durables’  (not so durable are they?)  This is one of the areas  for development that we suggest … Continue reading

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