Catherine Masterman considers what a marble run can tell us about the economy. Everyone loves a marble run – it must be one of the most enduring toys. Its addictive … Continue reading Spending your marbles
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
“I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you, and with every living creature that was with you” says God to Noah in the story in … Continue reading A modern day covenant with future generations
Eve Poole explains why a year of Universal Basic Income could be useful tool in a just post-Covid recovery. Following the first cases of Covid-19 in the UK in January … Continue reading Debt, crisis and a Universal Basic Income