In the first of a series of guest blog posts, Feasta intern Nadia Henson describes the situation of asylum seekers in Ireland, linking it to the COVID-19 crisis and to institutionalised racism.
"We need think-tanks of open-minded people in every sector who are ready to view everything through a new lens and think outside the box as we head into the increasingly stormy and uncharted waters of global energy and resource depletion and economic contraction," writes Tim Clarke.
"Critique has been the subject of volumes of philosophical and scholarly work, so my purpose here is to consider some aspects of a critique that is congruent with the philosophy and practice of Enough, and putting care at the centre of all our decision-making," writes Anne Ryan in the latest post from her Enough is Plenty blog.
In this podcast we hear from people working on applying the cybernetician Stafford Beer’s Viable Systems Model in different domains, in order to help restructure organisations in a way that can maximise the autonomy of the people involved, ensure that vital needs are being met and enable easy communication.
"Most work done today is not only futile, it is destructive – insurance, banking, advertising, market research, manufacture of useless shiny things; of cars, trucks, aeroplanes. We scurry to destroy ourselves. Those many millions engaged in destruction can instead be engaged in useful production," writes Patrick Noble.
Organisers of the joint Feasta/CEF webinar BEYOND GDP: Governance and Budgeting for Well-being have expressed concern that Ireland lacks the concrete legal structures that are needed to bring about a well-being-oriented economy.