Dear Paul, I really enjoyed your erudite, challenging, intricate analysis of the modern history of capitalism. I was deeply disappointed though with your conclusions, which I felt to be overly masculine and susceptible to the lure of the hyper-expansionist.
Despite the bad name economics has earned through the cruelties and negative impacts of the last few centuries of rampant expansionism, it seems clear that the messaging system facilitated by markets is fundamental to what we require from our civilisation – and that we cannot simply junk these without abandoning much that we value.
Today we’re talking with Jay Tompt, of the REconomy Project. This is part of a series of interviews with people who are helping to build a new economy. Jay, I did a bit of homework, and read some of your articles – especially on economic growth, ecological damage, developing local economies and I strongly agree […]
Today, we’re talking with Hilary Wainwright – an academic, activist, editor of Red Pepper magazine, and a fellow of the Transnational Institute (TNI).
As followers of this blog will know, Lowimpact.org are partnering with the Open Co-op to develop a mutual credit network for the UK. Well, we now have a website and a new name – the Open Credit Network.
Today we’re talking with Paul Chatterton, of LILAC community in Leeds. I often wonder how to start to talk with people I don’t know – where to pitch the conversation. But I watched a speech of yours on a Youtube video – everyday action, or something like that (nb: it’s here), and I loved it. […]
If this makes sense to you, you may well be working along these lines already – I hope it is encouraging. If it inspires you, then seek out others who feel the same, and rewrite it together. Make it yours. Make it specific. Publish it. Act on it. Forge relations with other groups. Federate and […]
This is the second part of an interview with Pat Conaty, senior research fellow at NEF and Co-operatives UK and author of the Resilience Imperative, with Michael Lewis. We’re talking about building a co-operative commonwealth. Part 1 is here.
This is part 2 of our interview with Graham Mitchell, who works in the co-operative tech sector. Here we’re talking about how we might grow the co-operative, non-extractive sector, and what barriers we might face. Part 1 is here.
So today we’re talking with Pat Conaty, senior research fellow at NEF and Co-operatives UK and author of the Resilience Imperative, with Michael Lewis. We’re talking about ‘the commons’.