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The future is a process

Unexpected floods, storms and fires, throughout the world has prompted me to make the point that the future must be seen as a process.  From the bottom up. A process in which “black swans” will gradually fill in the big … Continue reading

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A Short History of Progress

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .A Short History of Progress is a non-fiction book and lecture series by Ronald Wright about societal collapse. The lectures were delivered as a series of five speeches, each taking place in different cities across Canada as part of … Continue reading

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A far from perfect storm

The latest from Tim Watkins at The Consciousness of Sheep concludes that: ….. the continued operation of an advanced industrial economy like the UK depends upon the weather to avoid collapse this winter.  And we might, perhaps, want to ask some … Continue reading

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The Negative-Sum Economy

In his latest blog post on Ecosophia  John Michael Greer introduced me to a new word, illth, first coined by Ruskin. This is the conclusion of his piece: During the long era of expansion made possible by the exploitation of … Continue reading

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The financial world is deeply perverted

I have just come across this in a newsletter I receive.  I think this is a symptom of de-growth. ….  the financial world is deeply perverted. It’s a landscape in which toxic debt can be packaged up – and leveraged. … Continue reading

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Backing our Neighbourhoods: making levelling up work by putting communities in the lead

A paper from Power to Change is interesting because it argues that putting local communities in charge (from the bottom-up) is more likely to work than top-down Government action.  “It argues that we need to develop a more coherent strategy … Continue reading

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Can this leopard change its spots?

The latest piece from Tim Watkins makes sobering reading “So no, until someone can come up with a scalable and cheap energy-dense replacement for fossil fuels, no amount of wishful thinking is going to generate the high-skilled and high-paid economy … Continue reading

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Fears of winter energy crunch send chill through market

If electricity prices, delivered through the grid increase for the foreseeable future, whilst prosperity is declining, going off-grid must begin to make sense.  Especially off-grid communities. From “The Times”: Across Britain, consumers and businesses are feeling the pinch from rising … Continue reading

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The collapse of complex societies

Worth listening to: The collapse of complex societies — RT Renegade Inc.

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The Future is a Landscape

I have just come across a piece by John Michael Greer.  It has reminded me of my past, in the 1960s and 70s. In the 1960s I worked in Hull, a city that was different.  As The Fishing News reported it is hard … Continue reading

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