So well put….
Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth
An exciting alternative to growth economics which looks like a very congenial context for Citizen’s Income.
The diagram consists of two rings. The inner ring of the doughnut represents a sufficiency of the resources we need to lead a good life: food, clean water, housing, sanitation, energy, education, healthcare, democracy. Anyone living within that ring, in the hole in the middle of the doughnut, is in a state of deprivation. The outer ring of the doughnut consists of the Earth’s environmental limits, beyond which we inflict dangerous levels of climate change, ozone depletion, water pollution, loss of species and other assaults on the living world.
The area between the two rings – the doughnut itself – is the “ecologically safe and socially just space” in which humanity should strive to live. The purpose of economics should be to help us enter that space and stay there.
Thanks, Jane Francis – this is brilliant!
Universal Basic Income and Recognition Theory – A Tangible Step towards an Ideal
by Roisin Mulligan
In the context (of basic income), the basic idea underlying theories of recognition is that persons need to have their individual identities ‘recognised’ in the same way they value themselves in order to flourish as human beings. What this entails varies from one account to another, but it broadly requires that each individual must be affirmed for his or her innate characteristics and contributions.
I’ve just skimmed so far, but looking forward to reading properly as there is a very useful focus on work and an analysis of it.
Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy.
Laurie Taylor talks to Robert H. Frank, Professor of Economics at Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management, about the role luck has to play in life’s successes, or failures.
Thinking Allowed @16min 37secs
Frank argues that chance is much more significant than people give it credit for. Lynsey Hanley, writer and Visiting Fellow at the Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University, joins the discussion.
Blog Reshuffle I’ve clarified my categories! This is how it was before today. New arrangement is better for elements of an art practice. Drawing, gardening, yoga will become tags in making category. I’ll try and use thinking to capture the conceptual dimension of my practice which is always there but which I could nurture more. Inspiration incorporates responses I get from friends and research etc. And conversations instead of interviews