Category Archives: Economics

Destruction and hope

“… since 1970, the number of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish worldwide has fallen by half.” WWF Living Planet Report 2014 – quoted in Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth I have just read this fact this morning and it hit … Continue reading

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Value human labour

“It is the exchange of human services – rather than the relentless sale of stuff – that generates more fulfilment and well being”. Tim Jackson in issue 275 of Resurgence and Ecologist

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Solar panel update

It’s just over a year since our solar panels were fitted so I thought it was time for an update. After a problem getting registered for the FITS payments which meant that we missed out on a month’s worth of … Continue reading

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Resistance is futile

Every so often I return to one or two topics that really make me angry. They make me so angry that my blood boils. It doesn’t do my stress levels any good and I end up feeling weak, useless The … Continue reading

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Permaculture Design Course – weekend #4

More inspiration, that’s what we need! And that’s what we got, after three inspiring weekends of our PDC we got yet more inspiration! We’ve just had the fourth weekend of our course and it was an exciting two days of … Continue reading

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Protest Power

Following on from my post on consumer power I was pondering on the effectiveness of other forms of protest. Many years ago we would go to Menwith Hill, the US monitoring station north of Leeds, to take part in peaceful … Continue reading

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Consumer Power

I often wonder if our protests against what we see as injustices in the world actually make much difference. I realise that in the past the combined efforts of people across the world have made a significant contribution to the … Continue reading

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Windmill in Leeds – Satish Kumar

Last night we were privileged to be able to attend a Windmill meeting organised by David Midgeley of Schumacher North at which Satish Kumar shared with us his thoughts on “True Wealth”. Satish is the editor of Resurgence magazine and … Continue reading

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Move your Money

We have had all this hooha in recent days about the RBS and Hester’s big reward of £963000 which he has now decided to give up (he is still going to get about £8million in shares by the end of … Continue reading

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A New Moral Compass

The current issue of Resurgence (Jan/Feb 2012) has the theme of “A New Moral Compass”. It includes an article by James Sainsbury, Chair of the Resurgence Trust, which includes the following paragraph: “What we need from our political culture is … Continue reading

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