I’ve recently been reading David C. Korten’s excellent (and perhaps seminal) book When Corporations Rule the World. It was first published over 15 years ago but absolutely all of it is just as relevant to today’s world (if not more so) than the day it first came off the presses. The book is [...]
Tom and I have been a bit quiet on the blog front over the last month, instead preparing for the first of what will hopefully be many whyPolitics training events on money and the financial crisis (amongst other things) – the first of which takes place tonight in Loughborough. The course is free and covers [...]
So I got an email from 38 Degrees about their new energy campaign. I have been very happy to support a number of their campaigns in the past including those safeguarding the NHS and their work on the AV referendum.
The current campaign though just doesn’t sit with my sustainability sensibilities (try saying that quickly). [...]
I am sure that I am not alone in getting frustrated about the inconsistency of the messages that we get from Whitehall. The recent debate about whether the chief of RBS should accept his £1 million share bonus has got me thinking again about it all.
I am predominantly interested in sustainable development. This is [...]
I’ve just read a book called ‘Prosperity without Growth: Economics for a Finite Planet’, by Tim Jackson. It’s a book about climate change and economics, and how we can’t hope to meet the targets for sustainable, low-carbon living needed to tackle climate change, whilst continuing along our current route of wasteful consumerism. The problem is, [...]
- “Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not yet sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour; a long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts than reason”
- Thomas Payne, 'Common Sense'