Blogs: recent thoughts on various topics

May 22, 2020

The Most Remarkable Act of Global Solidarity

Blog for The Alternative UK

May 25, 2020

Women in power: countries with female leaders suffer six times fewer Covid deaths and will recover sooner from recession

Blog for Open Democracy led by Luca Coscieme and Lorenzo Fioramonti

May 18, 2020

Build Back Better – What’s it Going to Take Scotland?

Co-authored with Peter Kelly for Bella Caledonia

March 20, 2020

Building Back Better Depends on Addressing the New Divides in our Economy

Blog for Bella Caledonia

January 04, 2020

The Australian bushfires are a wake up call to build a more humane economy

Blog for Open Democracy

October 08, 2019

The OECD as the clinic to get our economies off growth? Blog about the OECD's wellbeing conference October 2019

when the OECD’s regular gatherings on measuring wellbeing and shaping policy show signs of moving away from the cosy ‘GDP and beyond’ mantra and the non-system-challenging focus on treatment, then it is worth taking notice

August 27, 2019

Has Scotland arrived? How will it make itself at home

Blog for Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum

July 16, 2019

Review of Ian Gough's 'Heat, Greed and Human Need'

Required reading for anyone who wants to understand the enormity of the task at hand

June 27, 2019

A gentler path to the summit

Jeremy Williams and I blog about the core themes of our book (5/5)

June 26, 2019

What does progress look like after growth?

Jeremy Williams and I blog about the core themes of our book (4/5)

June 25, 2019

The futility of uneconomic growth

Jeremy Williams and I blog about the core themes of our book (3/5)

June 24, 2019

On making ourselves at home

Jeremy Williams and I blog about the core themes of our book (2/5)

June 23, 2019

What is Arrival?

Jeremy Williams and I blog about the core themes of our book (1/5)

June 30, 2019

Arriving in a place of beautiful potential

Blog for And Beauty For All project

June 10, 2019

Remarks to All Party Parliamentary Group on Wellbeing Economics (UK)

My comments about where the wellbeing economy agenda is up to

June 11, 2019

What Will the Economy Be When It Grows Up?

Our blog about Arrival for the Post Growth Institute

April 30, 2019

Here We Go: first Wellbeing Economy Governments policy lab underway

Blog about the latest step in the WEGo journey

April 02, 2019

A wellbeing economy as an antidote to an economic system that is unsustainable, unfair, unstable, and unhappy

Blog for Carnegie UK's series to mark 10 year anniversary of the publication of the Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress

March 15, 2019

There is nothing naïve about building an alternative to our broken economic system

Blog for Open Democracy in response to being called a 'fluffy bunny'

March 14, 2019

Making ourselves at home in a world beyond growth

Blog for the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity

March 12, 2019

In search of a grown-up economy: Our age seems to be an era of sick stories. Not just the stories that appear on our TV...

Blog for Radical Ecological Democracy

March 11, 2019

New Habits For A New Economy

Blog for CLASS think tank

January 28, 2019

New economic stories are needed to unblock the political embrace of rapid transition

Blog for Rapid Transition Alliance

January 24, 2019

When humanity determines economics, rather than the other way around

Blog for the SDG Transformations Forum

January 22, 2019

Great minds of the past would be dismayed at damage caused by pursuit of ‘progress'

Blog for Open Democracy

January 15, 2019

Making ourselves at home in an economy that has enough

Blog for Policy Press

December 10, 2019

Partners for pioneering policy-making: report back from the OECD 6th World Forum on Wellbeing

Blog for WEAll

September 22, 2018

Making transformation tangible: we all need to work together. A new global initiative is making connections between the diverse institutions and movements...

Blog for the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity

September 18, 2019

Teaming up to transform the economy. In September a new organisation announced to the world it was here and that it has big ambitions...

Blog for the SDG Transformations Forum

June 25, 2018

Under what circumstances is inequality OK? The thick tar of inequality still hampers efforts to create a wellbeing economy.

Blog for Open Democracy

May 15, 2018

Book review of The Divide

Blog for Open Democracy

January 19, 2018

Budging the Male Bias. Four incidents happened this week that illustrate just how difficult it is for women to be part of public debates, to get their voice heard, to share their views, and to be listened to...

Blog for Open Democracy

July 11, 2017

Ditching the dogma: When does a focus on productivity become counterproductive?

Blog for Open Democracy

March 28, 2017

From refilling a leaky bucket to building a better economy. Lorenzo Fioramonti recognises that the fault lines of our current economic system are being prised wide open by populist politicians...

Blog for the University of Strathclyde

February 24, 2017

From an unbalanced economy to a human economy. Eight men control as much wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population, while one in nine people go to bed hungry and others see their living standards stagnate...

Blog for NESI Forum

November 28, 2016

Partners in the Fight against Poverty and Inequality: The Relevance of Degrowth for Development

Blog for R&D Degrowth

May 05, 2016

Can a Scottish “economy for wellbeing” be the Leicester City of politics? When will our politicians get serious about getting beyond GDP?...

Blog for Bella Caledonia

December 04, 2015

Are some people consuming too much? The issues of economic inequality and climate change are intrinsically linked...

Blog for Oxfam GB

From ‘I’ to ‘We’. On any given day, the consumer citizens of Scotland can be found

Blog for Bella Caledonia

September 08, 2015

Laying the foundations for a better future

Blog for WWF's Low Carbon Infrastructure Task Force

August 18, 2015

Building back better: business contributing to a new economic paradigm

Blog for Institute of Development Studies

June 02, 2015

How looking through a doughnut can test if South Africa is on track for inclusive and sustainable development

Blog for Oxfam's From Poverty to Power

May 31, 2015

The ultimate measure of progress or skirting the issue…? Thoughts spurred by the Third UN World Happiness Report

Blog for Oxfam GB

April 13, 2015

A Glimpse of South Africa’s Multi-Layered Inequality

Blog for Oxfam GB

March 24, 2015

Book review of 'We Have Never Been Neoliberal'

Blog for Bella Caledonia

February 19, 2015

What happens if we apply doughnut economics to single countries, starting with the UK?

Blog for Oxfam GB

January 22, 2015

Building an Economy Beyond Consumerism. It seems we are now entering a period of diminishing marginal benefit – if not increasing harm – from the sort of growth currently sought ...

Blog for Oxfam GB

January 09, 2015

The Language of Wellbeing: Bhutan and the beautician

Blog for the Green Economy Coalition

August 20, 2014

Can alternative economic indicators ever be any good if they are devised solely by experts?

Blog for Oxfam GB's From Poverty to Power

June 13, 2014

Making the leap – from ivory tower to practitioner. Well, kind of.

Blog for Kean Birch

June 03, 2014

Is Brazil’s social/economic miracle running out of steam just as the World Cup arrives?

Blog for Oxfam GB's From Poverty to Power

March 31, 2014

Build back better: time for a new economic model

Blog for Oxfam GB

March 25, 2014

From a broken economic model to one that heals and protects

Blog for SCVO

February 11, 2014

What will it take to really tackle inequality? Economic growth and poverty reduction do not always go hand in hand...

Blog for Oxfam GB

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