The thing about economics is this:
It stems from the Greek, "oikos", for home, hearth, surroundings, environment. Not from anything to do with money. Fancy that. So ...
eco-logy: knowledge of the home, hearth, surroundings, environment
eco-nomics: management of the home, hearth, surroundings, environment
Worth a thought. Maybe not so diametrically opposed after all. (We'll gloss over the economic doofus who informed me some years ago that he couldn't support my programme to help businesses become greener because "environmental input does not equal economic output". Oh, how silly we were to think otherwise. )
And worth hunting some of these fab people out. Oh, and try Ecosia rather than the G***Gle thing. Make everything count.
Check out our recent presumption-poking event on reclaiming economics here ...
And our next gathering here ...
Talking creative disruption:
june 2018: talk at cornwall council's private event, Royal cornwall show:
the future of critical thinking may just involve a doughnut ...
katherine trebeck talking about the redundancy of gdp
50 years after kennedy's speech
doing creative disruption:
our pro-sperity atlas:
examples of alternative economic models in action
1 costa rica :
making wellbeing a nation's purpose
2 Alberta, canada:
iron and earth worker led initiative: tar sands to renewables in alberta
CUSP Fellow Lucy Stone looks ar real life transformation: "The tar sands fields is hardly the first place you’d look for pioneering climate change projects but the worker-led Iron & Earth initiative showed hints of what could happen if fossil fuel workers wanted to change their jobs and prospects. "
They have a vision and a strategy; and they know collaboration is more than a word: "For too long, there has been a divide between environmentalism and energy sector workers. The argument from many governments has been that we need to decide between jobs or the environment. As workers in this sector, we know that we can create new jobs while reducing our impact on the environment, and we are committed to ensuring that this vision is realized."