One of the big obstacles to a sustainable future is the culture of disposability. For citizens of consumer societies, it is perfectly normal to ‘consume’ things. We use them, and … Continue reading How France is nurturing a repair culture
John D Anderson reflects on how transport choices can build or erode community. The government has brought forward to 2030 the date after which diesel and petrol-powered cars may not … Continue reading Transport of delight
The Jevons Paradox is a phenomenon spotted by the economist Williams Stanley Jevons. Studying coal production in the 1860s, he noticed that more efficient technologies made people use more coal, … Continue reading Support a four day week
John Payne reflects on a recent pilgrimage, and lessons learned about walking, history and consumerism. Four weeks ago I finished walking the so-called Pilgrims’ Way, the (alleged) route taken by pilgrims from Winchester to … Continue reading Walking the Pilgrim’s Way – not consuming pilgrimages!
One of the recurring ideas that crops up in alternative economics circles is the Basic Universal Income, or citizen’s income. In a nutshell, it’s a universal and unconditional payment made … Continue reading What is a Universal Basic Income?