Tag Archives: Ecological economics

Everyone is ignoring the most interesting result from Finland’s basic income experiment | TreeHugger

There is a narrative that if we help people by providing social security benefits; they just become lazy. Is this true? Well, maybe not. The results of a Finnish Study trialing a universal benefit, showed that the recipients found work … Continue reading

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Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs | News | The Guardian

This weekend I have been contemplating a Guardian Article, “Post-Work: the radical idea of a world without jobs.” By Andy Beckett. “We believe work is the most important piece of our lives”. What rubbish! That over arching story dominates and … Continue reading

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In lament of the NZ Farm – Pure Advantage

Toward a resilient and sustainable way of life in New Zealand we must diversify away from intensive agriculture.  Business as usual is an enormous risk.  Here is why. On the road to becoming the Detroit of agriculture. Colleague and Christchurch … Continue reading

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Sexuality, Eroticism and Creativity, with Esther Perel | Big Think

I am thoughtful about this. Creativity, curiosity and mystery are central to beauty and sustainable ways of life.  The erotic is  important.  Our essential needs must be met. Esther Perel makes an number of intriguing points in her post; but, … Continue reading

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Rethinking Growth § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM

This paper was recently republished in seedmagazine.  It is an interview with Herman Daily.  He is an economist and a founder of the journal Ecological Economics, and an ex-world bank economist.  His thinking is toward steady state economic systems. Among … Continue reading

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There is such a thing as society

I am pleased to see this in one of New Zealand’s larger news papers. An opinion piece by Dame Anne Salmond, one of our foremost writers, academics and environmentalists, saying clearly what many of us understand.  The neo-liberal doctrine of … Continue reading

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Four Lessons for Labour on How to Sell the UBI

Recently the Labour Party, our main opposition party here in New Zealand, has begun a conversation on a Universal Basic Income. The basic idea is each adult citizen would receive a basic income. This is actually an old idea, my … Continue reading

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Citizen’s Income

This last half year I have been pleased to see new articles exploring the concept of a “citizens income”. The basic idea is that instead of countries proving social security (miss-labeled welfare) citizens receive a basic income. The idea does … Continue reading

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Support Socal Welfare

Supportive Social Welfare Systems encourage positive attitudes to work. I have always been curious about research on the effectiveness of social security systems, as I thought the vast majority of citizens receiving help would do their best to find work … Continue reading

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Confronting Inequality and Poverty

Moving toward a beautiful and sustainable world we must confront an enormous challenge. About a quarter of us live totally impoverished lives; the standard answer to this question is to encourage economic growth. But on a finite world we cannot … Continue reading

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