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What if..? by Ruth Potts

Ruth Potts is co-founder of bread, print & roses as well as heading up our new Postgrad course in Ecological design. She asks us “What if?…. we organised the world a little differently.”
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Holism and Leadership: Transforming Organisational Practice in an Age of Uncertainty

Transformation Strategies’ Claudius van Wyk recently facilitated the short course Holism and Leadership; Transforming Organisational Practice in an Age of Uncertainty. In this blog he reflects on his experiences during the course.
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Inspired by Schumacher College - 'A Totally Different Way to Think About Economics'

Adam Parsons editor at Share The World’s Resources, visited the College last year to attend a short course with Charles Eisenstein ‘Ecology, Scarcity and the Gift Economy. “What would the world look like if money embodied our values, if the best business decision was the best decision for society, and if wealth was defined by how much we give, not how much we have?
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What might Schumacher have thought about the current economic situation and how to get out of it

Hazel Henderson, president of Ethical Markets Media, writes about what she believes EF Schumacher’s reaction to today’s economic mess. “As one who was honored to help arrange Fritz Schumacher’s first lecture tour in the USA and to join him in making many presentations, I feel that he would be as appalled as I am by the stupidities…”
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Learning from indigenous traditions in Latin America by Jonathan Dawson

Jonathan Dawson describes a recent visit to Colombia where he taught as part of economics week of the Gaia Education sustainability programme. In this blog he discusses his personal views of how Latin America’s indigenous traditions are contributing to a quite distinctively powerful educational ethic
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The Gift Economy and Schumacher College?

We are a gift-giving species. This much is clear from over a century of anthropological reports from around the world and across the centuries. It is a core mechanism by which food and fabric and the stuff of life has circulated within our communities...
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Experiencing Schumacher in Ireland by Jonathan Dawson

A growing number of organisations around the world are knocking on the door here at the College seeking to develop some form of partnership, wanting to explore how the distinctive Schumacher educational model could be made more accessible to people in their countries.
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Hunting Dancing Bears: The search for hope and innovation in a time of crisis’ by Jonathan Dawson

This post is part of a blog-series called Hunting Dancing Bears: The search for hope and innovation in a time of crisis
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Economics for Transition - an Interview with Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins, founder of Transition Towns Network discusses the MA Economics for Transition and it's importance to the Transition Twon Movementec