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Starting where we are, going where we need to go - David Bent

David Bent writes about sharpening his thinking and changing his mind, after engaging the students on Masters in the Economics of Transition on the role of business in sustainability.
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Adventures in the New Economics kicks off!

The Adventures in New Economics series has just begun and Jonathan Dawson writes about the first talk given by Donnie Mclurchan, founder of the Post Growth Institute and of Free Money Day on ‘The Economics of Enough’.
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Changing Stories: Using narrative to shift societal values - Jonathan Dawson

Jonathan Dawson, Head of Economics, writes about the importance of changing the dominant societal narrative by giving more traction to the counter narratives that are already emerging.
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Returning to the quiet intelligence of nature

How can we move towards a society that feels more human, natural and less dependent on money, considers Lucy Purdy, as she spends a week in Devon exploring ‘wild economics’.
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The Launch of Holonomics: Business Where People and Planet Matter

Simon Robinson, who studied for a Masters in Holistic Science at the College, writes about his recently published book Holonomics: Business Where People and Planet Matter.
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The Power of Rebellion: A Walk through Totnes’s Radical Past, Present and Future

Ruth Potts, development co-ordinator, MA Ecological Design Thinking is a founding member of radical collective, bread, print & roses, she invites us to take a walk through Totnes’s dissenting past, present and future and ask whether new forms of citizen activism could signal a great democratic revival.
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On waiting for traffic lights… and the ways to happiness by Jasper Bergink

What makes us happy? Jasper Bergink writes about his experiences on the recent Economics of Happiness course.
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A Green New Deal could deliver ‘Zero Carbon Britain’ if the political will existed.

Ruth Potts, who studied on our MA Economics for Transition, is a member of the Green New Deal Group. In this blog she writes about their recently published ‘National Plan for the UK’ which would shift the nation from the politics of austerity and rapidly-growing inequality to the age of the ‘Green New Deal’
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Inspired by Schumacher: Tango at the Europie Forum

One of our volunteers Luiz Gabriel took a little bit of Schumacher College with him to the Europie Forum and Festival last week in Toulouse where he lead a workshop entitled ‘Tango: steps into complexity and leadership’.
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Letter from Greece - by Jonathan Dawson

Jonathan Dawson writes of his recent experience at Kalikalos centre in Pellion, Greece where he taught a course on sustainable economics by exploring the unfolding economic crisis in Greece