One of the things we would like to do on the website here is share stories regularly around the topics of consumerism, economics, and the shift towards a fair and sustainable economy. It’s part of our role in ‘reading the times’ and looking for signs of change.
We’d love you to take part. If there’s a story or article that has inspired you, email firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us at @JoyInEnough.
- Linguists have been studying a newly discovered language in Malaysia, and have discovered a rich vocabulary of terms for sharing and reciprocity.
- Positive Money’s new report looks at the reasons why the economy is dependent on growth, and how some of those dependencies could be overcome.
- The latest issue of Crucible, the journal of Christian ethics, tackles the future of capitalism.
- Even the Financial Times is beginning to think GDP is an inadequate measure of true wealth, as evidenced by this article from their Africa editor David Pilling. His book The Growth Delusion is well worth a read, but this is a good summary for the busy.
- How do use what wealth we might have to do good? OikoCredit explore how impact investing can empower women in Brazil. (pdf)