Economic development games on Smith Hill

Economic development games on Smith Hill

We are constantly told we need to be a data driven society, that science and innovation can help us solve problems. So I ask the folks in the media and on Smith Hill, how come this is different? How come the facts are ignored in this public debate? Does the ideology of capitalism trump facts?

Cocktails and Conversation: The end of economic growth

Cocktails and Conversation: The end of economic growth

Economic growth is dead in the old mill towns of the industrialized west, and it is never coming back… what passes for growth is simply the financialization of the economy that is letting the 1 percent scoop up all of what is called growth while everyone else gets poorer, the ecosystems collapse, and the infrastructure fails.

Creating prosperity for the 99% at Gerritt’s birthday party

On October 12 2013 at the Pawtucket Armory beginning at 10 AM, there shall be a conference  ”Ecological Healing, Ecological Economics, Economic Justice,  Creating Prosperity for the 99% in Rhode Island.” Organized by Greg Gerritt for his 60th birthday, the conference is part of an effort to open up the discussion as to the appropriate […]

Rhode Island Compost Conference Rescheduled

Rhode Island Compost Conference Rescheduled

The 2013 RI Compost Conference and Trade show  was postponed due to Winter Storm Nemo and has now been rescheduled.  It wlill take place on Friday March 22 at the Wildcat Center on Johnson & Wales Universitiey’s Harborside campus in Providence beginning at 8:30 AM.  Cost is $25.00 including a lunch prepared by Johnson & […]

The Ecology/Economy Interface In 2013

The Ecology/Economy Interface In 2013

Had a very interesting morning, reading about the next economy and walking in the woods along the Seekonk. The reading was a mixed bag.  Some articles in the book “The Coming Transformation” edited by Kellart and Speth, an editorial in the Projo based on its long  series of articles on the economy (continuing its prescription […]