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Whilst the Bank of England fiddles with rates people’s livelihoods are failing, and the economy is burning.

An interesting post by Richard Murphy and Danny Blanchflower with the heading: Is the Bank of England at risk of missing a major downturn again? …. who have been working together on their vision for the economic policy that the … Continue reading

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Degrowth is now happening

In a recent piece, I wrote about  “Global Transition: From growth to degrowth and top-down to bottom-up” I explained the process in which top-down organisations are shrinking and will eventually disappear as a result of de-layering. At the same time, individual … Continue reading

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UK food production to shrink as input inflation hits 24%

From the Farmer’s Weekly: https://www.fwi.co.uk/business/markets-and-trends/input-prices/uk-food-production-to-shrink-as-input-inflation-hits-24 Double-digit cost inflation is hitting every single enterprise of British agriculture, casting doubt on the sector’s ability to maintain food supplies in the year ahead.

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Elon Musk – How his brain works

From TED · Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED‘s Head Curator, Chris Anderson.

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Degrowth: Fact or Ideology: Both

The two explanations of degrowth (1) that it is an energy-related process and (2) that it is an ideology, are misleading fruitful discussions.  It is neither one nor t’other.  It is both. I  believe in the ideology of degrowth and … Continue reading

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The Renewable-Energy Revolution Will Need Renewable Storage

From the New York Times: The German word Dunkelflaute means “dark doldrums.” It chills the hearts of renewable-energy engineers, who use it to refer to the lulls when solar panels and wind turbines are thwarted by clouds, night, or still air. … Continue reading

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What is Degrowth?

We have a problem. There are currently two fundamentally different understandings of the word “degrowth”. Jason Hickel’s view is that “Degrowth is a planned reduction of energy and resource use designed to bring the economy back into balance with the … Continue reading

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MANAGING THE REALITY OF ‘LIFE AFTER ORTHODOXY’

Tim Morgan’s latest piece is worth reading. However, I wonder whether his perception is seen generally.  The opening paragraphs introduce his idea, A new ‘heavenly body’ has entered the cosmology of political and corporate decision. This new influence is the … Continue reading

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Global Transition: From growth to degrowth and top-down to bottom-up

First published in the Deep Transformation Network People have been getting poorer in most Western advanced economies since the early 2000s. With the same fate now starting to overtake emerging market countries too, global prosperity has turned down. One way of … Continue reading

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Think of your car as a home power supply on wheels

Copied from The Conversation Think of your car as a home power supply on wheels. Can my electric car power my house? Not yet for most drivers, but vehicle-to-home charging is coming Published: March 29, 2022 1.35pm BST Author Seth … Continue reading

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