I am just back from attending the Water and Food Award in Copenhagen. The event celebrated this year’s nominees for the most innovative, sustainable, replicable, community initiative to bring water and food security to an area. And I just want to say it was one of the most amazing and sweet events I have attended Read more about A sweet experience: the Water and Food Award event 2010[…]
The modern economy has undoubtedly given millions better lives.
However, despite years of experience and development of macroeconomic theory, despite decades of Nobel prizes in Economics, there still doesn’t appear to be a way to run an economy without putting severe hardship on a large percentage of the population.
And this state of affairs is generally accepted.
Especially women, wives and mothers. It is women who end up suffering take from this hardship.
The other thing that I know that women particularly care about is the environment. Again, it is also generally accepted that pollution is unavoidable and depletion of natural resources the unavoidable price for economic stability. The costs of pollution and depletion are not paid for directly by the producers or consumer, but by society as a whole. They are called externalities. Externalities, it seems, are unavoidable if we want a stable economy.
But let us not just give in. Let us look at possibilities. […]
There are total 14.8 billion hectares of land on the surface of the Earth Only about 30% is inhabitable There are 6.8 billion people on the planet That gives 0,65 hectare per person to live on 10% of land is arable (of that only a quarter is cultivated today) That gives about 0.2 hectare per Read more about The world may be smaller than you think. This is why we need to invest in securing land.[…]
Thanks to the Post Carbon Institute for putting this together!