Can we be happy?

What makes us unhappy? Are we even capable of being happy? These fundamental questions take second fiddle in an economy that seems to intrinsically know the ‘right’ answer. Happiness, apparently, is not even a metric. If all happiness comes from … Continue reading

Future Perfect

It is said that the future is already here! It just isn’t distributed evenly. Forecasting is a mug’s game. I admit it, I once delivered my own vision of the future in a talk called “The History of High Wycombe 2000 to 2100″. It … Continue reading

“The Way Out” by L. Hunter Lovins & Boyd Cohen

ISBN 978-0-8090-3469-7. “The Way Out – Kick-starting Capitalism to Save our Economic Ass” by L. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen was published by Hill & Wang in 2012 (from the original published as “Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of … Continue reading

“Green Gone Wrong” by Heather Rogers

ISBN-13:978-1-84467-901-0. “Green Gone Wrong – Dispatches from the Front Lines of Eco-Capitalism” by Heather Rogers was published by Verso Books in 2010. Rogers is a journalist & author who has written for Mother Jones and New York Times Magazine. Her previous … Continue reading

“Cancel the Apocalypse” by Andrew Simms

ISBN 978-1-40870-236-9. “Cancel The Apocalypse – The New Path to Prosperity” by Andrews Simms was published by Little, Brown in 2013. There never was a Transition book simply about economics. If there was it would look a lot like this. … Continue reading