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Articles and opinion

Article / 9th October 2018

When the global financial crisis resurfaces, we the people will have to fill the vacuum in political leadership. It will call for a monumental mobilisation of citizens from below, focused on a single and unifying demand for a people’s bailout across the world.

Article / 29th August 2018

Owing to the limits of eco-efficiency and the need to liberate environmental space for the global poor, new policy instruments should be designed to bring about ecological fair sharing between countries and a new economy based on the concept of sufficiency.

Article / 17th August 2018

We cannot count on our government officials to offer real solutions—only we can make the necessary large-scale changes in production and consumption on both the individual and systemic levels. What these changes amount to most of all is living simply, personally and collectively. This is the true #resistance, writes Kristine Mattis in Common Dreams.

Article / 20th July 2018

Fifteen leading economists, including three Nobel winners, argue that 'aid effectiveness' projects might yield satisfying micro-results, but they generally do little to change the systems that produce the problems in the first place. What we need instead is to tackle the real root causes of poverty, inequality and climate change.