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    My tribute to David Graeber: please read his words

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 06-Sep-2020 | 2

    Maybe David Graeber’s death can challenge us to take a few minutes to think about the demonisation of the word anarchism. I believe that the two fundamental assumptions of anarchism are correct – that: Read more

    Beware the ‘Great Reset’: a power grab by billionaires

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 02-Aug-2020 | 19

    The world is run by and for billionaires. If you’d prefer it to be run democratically, for all of us, then don’t be fooled by the ‘Great Reset’ – a request by the corporate and financial sectors for governments to give them taxpayers’ money to take more control. Read more

    Why ‘green growth’ is an oxymoron: Brian Czech of CASSE

    Brian Czech of CASSE | 26-Jul-2020 | 0

    This is part 2 of an interview with Brian Czech (part 1 is here), the president of CASSE (Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy). He served in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1999-2017, and as a visiting professor of natural resource economics in Virginia Tech’s National Capitol Region. Read more

    What post-Covid communities could look like, if enough of us want it

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 12-Jul-2020 | 7

    Here’s a little story for anyone who’s noticed that things aren’t going too well in our communities. Small businesses are going under, unemployment is on the rise and money’s becoming scarce. Read more

    Mutual credit and economic crashes: interview with Laurence Anderson of Tradeswap, Australia

    Laurence Anderson of Tradeswap | 05-Jul-2020 | 0

    Today I’m interviewing Laurence Anderson of Tradeswap – a mutual credit network in Australia. I’m very interested in what you’re up to Laurence, because as you know, a group of us are trying to set up mutual credit networks in the UK, with a view to building a global credit commons. Read more

    Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Network: the future for local economies, Part 2

    This is a continuation of an interview with Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Totnes and the Transition Network, on the future for local economies post-covid. Part 1 is here. Read more

    How can people keep working if the economy crashes and there’s just no money around?

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 21-Jun-2020 | 18

    Imagine that there’s an enormous economic crash coming. Say, the biggest economic crash in history. Outlandish, I know, but just give it a try. Read more

    How accountants can use mutual credit to support small businesses during the post-covid slump

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 14-Jun-2020 | 0

    Are you an accountant? Do you have an accountant? Do you know an accountant? If you could bring this article to their attention, we think they might find it interesting – it’s an idea that can be very useful for accountants, to help keep their small business clients afloat during the post-covid economic slump. Read more

    Trying to make a living on an organic smallholding: Paul Jennings, ‘One-Planet’ smallholder

    Paul Jennings of Criafolen | 07-Jun-2020 | 4

    This is part 2 of an interview with Paul Jennings, who has built his own straw-bale house and lives with his family on a smallholding in Carmarthenshire in Wales. They were able to build their house via the One Planet Development (OPD) policy in Wales. Here’s part 1 of the interview. Read more

    Chris Cook’s tour of the oil markets: from Nixon to Trump

    Chris Cook of Island Power | 31-May-2020 | 4

    Today I’m talking with Chris Cook, who designed and built the Iranian Oil Bourse (see Wikipedia for a timeline of the events Chris describes), which could help move the world away from the petrodollar. We’ll be talking more about that later. Read more

    Community wealth building & mutual credit: a match made in heaven?

    This is the third in a series of articles about community wealth building and mutual credit, by Dave Darby and Dil Green of Lowimpact.org and the Open Credit Network. Read more

    Mutual credit – a lifeline for small businesses

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 24-May-2020 | 2

    This post follows on from yesterday’s, about community wealth building. Tomorrow, Dil Green explains how community wealth building and mutual credit could be a match made in heaven. Read more

    Interview with Brian Czech: the impossibility of a perpetually-growing economy

    Brian Czech of CASSE | 17-May-2020 | 0

    Today I’m talking with Brian Czech, the president of CASSE (Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy). He served in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1999-2017, and as a visiting professor of natural resource economics in Virginia Tech’s National Capitol Region. He is the author of Supply Shock, Shoveling Fuel for… Continue reading Interview with Brian Czech: the impossibility of a perpetually-growing economy Read more

    Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Network: the future for local economies, Part 1

    This is part 1 of an interview with Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Totnes and the Transition Network. Part 2 is here. Read more

    How small farms offer big solutions as global issues turn focus to home

    With just under three weeks left until the Ecological Land Cooperative 202 community share offer closes, Lauren Simpson shares an update on progress so far, complete with a new film. Read more

    The alternative to the current money system: Tim Jenkin, Matthew Slater & Dil Green

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 26-Apr-2020 | 10

    Here I interview Tim Jenkin, Matthew Slater and Dil Green (and Keith the cat, briefly, until he got bored – see video) about the money system, the problems it causes and what could replace it. Fascinating insights from three people who have spent an enormous amount of time thinking about the money system. Read more

    Post-covid: ‘getting back to normal’ is suicidal – here’s the alternative

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 19-Apr-2020 | 15

    “For those who dream of a return to “normalcy”: normalcy was standing on the tracks watching an oncoming train & arguing about how fast it was going. Something just banged into us & sent us sprawling. It hurt. A lot. Now let’s get up, but NOT get back on the tracks again.” – David Graeber Read more

    Post-covid: ‘getting back to normal’ is not just a bad idea – it’s suicidal

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 12-Apr-2020 | 14

    There’s been a lot of talk about ‘thanking’ coronavirus for giving us the breathing space to re-evaluate, and for giving nature some breathing space too. This isn’t one of those articles. I don’t find it compassionate to thank a virus that’s killing thousands of people, and closing millions of small businesses, allowing Amazon to hoover… Continue reading Post-covid: ‘getting back to normal’ is not just a bad idea – it’s suicidal Read more

    Keeping small businesses alive during the coronavirus / economic crisis

    Dave Darby of Lowimpact.org | 03-Apr-2020 | 10

    The coronavirus crisis is causing an economic crash that will only get worse. Research has indicated that a shortage of money will mean that up to a million UK small businesses may close in the coming months. To prevent the devastation of small businesses, and therefore our communities, there needs to be an alternative means… Continue reading Keeping small businesses alive during the coronavirus / economic crisis Read more

    Surviving the Future: an online course for our times

    Our friend Shaun Chamberlin of Dark Optimism shares news of Surviving the Future: conversations for our time, an eight week online gathering which he will be co-facilitating on behalf of Sterling College, starting on Monday 6th April. Read more

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