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Want to avert the apocalypse? Take lessons from Costa Rica

By on November 6, 2017

Jason Hickel:  Earlier this summer, a paper published in the journal Nature captured headlines with a rather bleak forecast. Our chances of keeping global warming below the 2C danger threshold are very, very small: only about 5%. The reason, according to the paper’s authors, is that the cuts we’re making to greenhouse gas emissions are being cancelled... Continue reading

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Want to avert the apocalypse? Take lessons from Costa Rica

By on November 6, 2017

Jason Hickel:  Earlier this summer, a paper published in the journal Nature captured headlines with a rather bleak forecast. Our chances of keeping global warming below the 2C danger threshold are very, very small: only about 5%. The reason, according to the paper’s authors, is that the cuts we’re making to greenhouse gas emissions are being cancelled... Continue reading

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Postcapitalism & Beautiful Alternatives: A brief introduction to The Rules

By on October 22, 2017

Something is deeply wrong with the way the world works. You know it, and I know it. We are told everyday that unfettered economic growth and the accumulation of personal wealth is desirable, yet, though we may not always have the words to challenge it, we know the mantra ‘greed is good’ cannot be true:... Continue reading

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There’s only one way to avoid climate catastrophe: ‘de-growing’ our economy

By on October 17, 2017

Jason Hickel: You can almost feel the planet writhing. This summer brought some of the biggest, most destructive storms in recorded history: Harvey laid waste to huge swathes of Texas; Irma left Barbuda virtually uninhabitable; Maria ravaged Dominica and plunged Puerto Rico into darkness. The images we see in the media are almost too violent to... Continue reading

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How a Universal Basic Income could Fire the imagination

By on October 9, 2017

Martin Kirk is Co-founder and Strategy Director for The Rules. They work on challenging root causes of global poverty and inequality and climate change, but specifically through a narrative lens.  They look a lot at psychology, cognitive linguistics, network theory, that sort of thing, to try and get into the deep narratives and deep logics and assumptions... Continue reading

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