The Enormous Turnip – Dialogues in Troubled Times

Very pleased that the Degrowth Conference in Malmö, August 21 -25, 2018 is using my drawing of The Enormous Turnip as its logo. The conference combines academic, artistic and popular contributions. Here’s what the organisers say: “This conference is inspired by principles of care, mutual aid and democratic decision-making. We aim to live and share […]

What I had that others didn't was a capacity for sticking to it.

Doris Lessing

You know in the West we have built a large, beautiful ship. It has all the comforts in it. But one thing is missing: It has no compass and does not know where to go.

Albert Einstein

The Nature of This Flower Is to Bloom

Alice Walker

Through a glass darkly

  On the relatively rare occasion of reading one of the good books, I was of course reminded of this glorious song by Joni Mitchell … Love Although I speak in tongues Of men and angels I’m just sounding brass And tinkling cymbals without love Love suffers long Love is kind! Enduring all things Love […]

To venture is to risk defeat;
but not to venture is to lose one’s soul.

Søren Kierkegaard

How do we get there from here?

As we know, paradigm shift ain’t easy. This article has some concrete (and pleasant) suggestions. Just because it is going to be a bumpy ride (and it is) doesn’t mean there will be never any more dancing, as Emma Goldman may or may not have said. The main gist is this. However do read the […]

No-one ever rioted for austerity

George Monbiot