Sarah vs the Govt – thoughts after first day in court on climate targets

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Sarah Thomson poses for media outside Wellington High Court. She is taking the Government to court on their climate change targets

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Designing a new economy without addressing money system or tax system is futile

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If you want to design a political economy that works, you actually have to go to the roots. That means the money system the tax system, the welfare system and the governance system. So I was shocked to read the six winning essays in The Next System’s essay competition to discover that so few of them had addressed the money system or the tax system. Continue reading “Designing a new economy without addressing money system or tax system is futile”

Two books ten years apart and the theme is the commons

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Today I found a photo from the launch of my book Healthy Money Healthy Planet –Developing Sustainability through New Money Systems and I post it here. It was a good book, took a long time to write and Helen has sold a great many through Living Economies shop. Continue reading “Two books ten years apart and the theme is the commons”

Summary of The Big Shift: Rethinking Money, Tax, Welfare and Governance for the Next Economic System

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The Big Shift: Rethinking Money, Tax, Welfare and Governance for the Next Economic System by Deirdre Kent

This important little book is a very dense read. The current growth-dependent economic system is not only broken must be completely replaced with a new paradigm. Continue reading “Summary of The Big Shift: Rethinking Money, Tax, Welfare and Governance for the Next Economic System”

Trapped in Wellington due to fog

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So great plans to get to Lyttelton early didn’t work out because of the fog at the airport, in fact fog all over Wellington, most unusual. Lots of people going to the Expo are similarly trapped, some going tomorrow and some the day after. Here is the programme. I don’t get there till Friday now.

That gives me an extra day to practise my talk and work on this website.