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
Kate Raworth’s book Doughnut Economics is one of our favourites at Joy in Enough. It’s that rather rare thing – a book on economics that’s fun to read and easy … Continue reading Seven ways to think differently about economics
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?
Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams, authors of The Economics of Arrival, discuss the risks and opportunities of a post-viral future. First published in Green Christian magazine, summer 2020. How will … Continue reading Come back brighter
Growth is a positive word. We grow plants and trees and crops. Our children grow. Personal growth implies new learning and deeper understanding. It’s hardly surprising that economic growth sounds … Continue reading The idol of growthism