The problem with Business schools is that they teach what has been learned from two centuries experience based on the availability of increasingly vast quantities of energy and cheap raw materials, along with licence to basically release waste straight out into the environment. An out-of-date mindset. We have moved on.
As world population expands, and the demand for a better standard of living drives the world economy, it is becoming clearer to many that using up the world’s resources will actually put us at risk of ending up with a lower standard of living. It could even drive conflicts. Insecurity and lack of the capability … Continue reading “EXPLAINER: capital, sustainable development and peace”
Most of the energy used in the world economy comes from non-renewable sources. Analysts fear that the expanding extraction of energy will not keep up with the expanding economy and …well… the the economy will deflate like a balloon and everyone will be worse off. Worst for the poor who have very little already. Or … Continue reading “We are not running out of energy; capitalism is.”
Article updated June 6 after consideration of all the recent comments We are stuck. On the one hand you have people who talk about economic growth as being the objective of policy – necessary to be able to pay back debts and achieve prosperity. On the other hand, you have the sustainable camp that claims … Continue reading “Suppose capitalism mimicked nature”
Originally posted on Bleeding Edge Blog:
I led a two day High Level Economic, Business, and Finance Summit on Capitalism in London and these are the conclusions we arrived at and the actions we aim to take in the near and longer term: Capitalism is a sure Guide to Desires fulfilled. Capitalism is a network…
Appearing in the Online magazine Resilience, (link here) former Greenpeace director Rex Weyler summarizes the brutal shortcomings of our present day economics.
In this article we are going to demonstrate how the UBI works “under the hood” by looking at the underlying game logic. The game makes some vast simplifications of how a national economy works – it is after all designed to be a learning experience rather than a mirror of how the world actually works.
Sixteen-year old Greta Thunberg is asking good questions like “why are we doing nothing about climate change?” She tells it like it is as we stand unmoving – no group wanting to give anything away. Unions rightly take the stance that workers should not pay with lowered standards. Some want to play with small tax … Continue reading “Shop your way to fossil freedom”
With the coalition of the left’s 144 seats in parliament and the right-wing block’s 143, and with the ultra-right wing Sweden Democrats left out of the block, many might be wondering whatever happened to the cozy social democratic, progressive Sweden held up as a model of a modern welfare state. You need to look back in histoty to see why this is a watershed moment.
Libraries are a great resource for getting people closer to the environment. See this video of a case study we were involved in some time back. https://youtu.be/vc3FIpB7d_k COMING SOON! We are offering online training in “Greening the Library”. To enroll in advance, click the image below. To understand more about how libraries are examples … Continue reading “The green library”