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A sketch

A Sketch 10 Downing Street offices David Cameron: So why can’t we just form a coalition with the Labour Party? Anonymous Special Advisor: Because it would be electoral suicide sir. DC: I mean, they’re the best match for us in … Continue reading

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Seeing the bubble

Fundamentally, one of the biggest defining factors of life in western countries for the past few decades – one of the things that sets us apart from most other countries, and most previous human cultures, is the comfort, security and … Continue reading

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Unintentional Community

Humans are wired for living in small groups of like-minded people. Most species have hard limits on the size of their social groups, but humans seem to have developed a few tricks for getting past this. Our craving of novelty … Continue reading

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The limits of Community

I actually live in an intentional community (we are the 0.1%) and I want to dispel some myths, as there are a lot of people out there who seem to either have a really utopian vision of what this entails … Continue reading

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What will you do for money?

Voluntary deindustrialisation gives plenty of opportunities for reducing the amount of money we spend. Less straightforward is a deindustrial response to bringing in money in the first place. Most of the skills we learn by deindustrialising are too niche to … Continue reading

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Urban preparedness – the case for staying in the city

Despite whatever pop-culture models of societal collapse might say on the subject, it is pretty clear that city living is going to continue to be a fact of life – certainly for the remainder of our lifetimes and probably for … Continue reading

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Deindustrial Economics part 2: Specialisation

Last week I talked about some of the barriers to achieving self-sufficiency, some unhelpful assumptions inherent to the term, and how these might be worked around. This week I’m going to try to persuade you to adopt a slightly different … Continue reading

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