May
30
2014
Dave Darby

BBC: ‘Only by increasing productivity can we improve the quality of our lives’. Do you agree?

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Posted May 30 2014 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org

It’s a quote from an economist invited in to comment about the UK economy on the BBC World Service earlier this week (it doesn’t matter who – this is a point that virtually all economists agree on, to the shame of the discipline). Read more …

May
23
2014
Dave Darby

It’s not possible to demonise people any more, in the age of the internet

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Posted May 23 2014 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org

Western populations have to kept in a state of fear, so that weapons corporations can continue to make huge profits. People of America – this is your latest enemy: Read more …

May
16
2014
Dave Darby

Opportunity for low-impact person in the Loire valley

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Posted May 16 2014 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org

We’ve been approached by a very nice man called Rod Harper, who has never used a computer in his life, and so asked us for help in finding someone to rent his property in the Loire Valley. Read more …

May
2
2014
Dave Darby

Could you explain Mercantilism, if you were asked?

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Posted May 2 2014 by Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org
mercantilism

If you were asked, could you describe Mercantilism? I dare say you could have a good go at Capitalism and Feudalism. But Mercantilism? And is it worth finding out? I think it is, because it tells us a lot about the system we live under now Read more …

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