Earth Based Economics

Karl FitzgeraldCommentary, True Cost EconomicsLeave a Comment

“When capitalism started, nature was abundant and capital was scarce; it thus made sense to reward capital above all else. Today we’re awash in capital and literally running out of nature”, Peter Barnes, Capitalism 3.0 “A commons arises whenever a given community decides that it wishes to manage a resource in a collective manner, with special regard for equitable access, … Read More

Recent Media

Karl FitzgeraldCommentary, MultimediaLeave a Comment

photo credit: takomabibelot Project Coordinator Karl Fitzgerald has been interviewed on 2 recent radio programs: RRR – 16 March Monday 10am – on the GFC and Speed Renting, with a little Vanuatu on the side. 3CR – 06 April Monday 7.30am – on the G20, the GFC and Pacific issues. Make sure you join the Renegade Economists podcast to hear … Read More

Vanuatu – The World’s Happiest People?

Karl FitzgeraldArticles, Progress Magazine17 Comments

Karl Fitzgerald As published in the Mar – April Progress magazine. Get a copy of this cane paper, veggie ink mag sent to you for 6 free editions Related Event – Thurs April 30th – Vanuatu’s Sovereignty Surrendered The World’s Happiest People A 2006 study by the New Economics Foundation and Friends of the Earth found that Vanuatu was the … Read More

FHOG Sucker Punches Gen X/Y

Karl FitzgeraldArticles, Commentary, Hot Issues5 Comments

photo credit: bjornmeansbear With climate change forging into our conscience day by day, how are Gen X,Y & Z to feel when they realise they have been ripped off like no other generation before? The increase in the First Home Owners Grant saw nearly 13,000 youngsters manipulated into buying at the top end of the property cycle in January alone. … Read More

G20 means plenty for some

Karl FitzgeraldCommentaryLeave a Comment

photo credit: bayerberg Last Thursday’s G20 meet saw little new initiative. The $1.1 trillion stimulus package was largely from already announced packages. This totals up to US$5 trillion in bailout economics worldwide, appx 7% of the planet’s GDP of US70 trillion (purchasing power parity exchange rates). The ‘name and shame’ tax haven policy development will dwindle once Gordon Brown’s poll … Read More