[permaculture] The Permacukture Economy..NEW SCHOOL

Steve Hart stevenlawrencehart at gmail.com
Sun Feb 26 14:16:10 EST 2017


Another valuable chain and network. The Swedish Foundation has been working
on this agenda from their beginning. ..Steve Hart

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From: Stephen Hinton <stephen.hinton at avbp.net>
Date: 25 February 2017 at 07:22
Subject: Newsletter February 2017. Investment special Vol. 5 Issue 1
To: stevenlawrencehart at gmail.com


*Most planning rests on the assumption that tomorrow will be like
yesterday. We are seeing signs that the very basis for our economy may
change rapidly. Signals urges strategists to pay attention to the interface
between land functioning – ongoing changes, the nature of the firm, and
where money is being invested. Careful consideration of these factors will
help your firm navigate the future.*

DOUBTS CAPITALISM CAN PERFORM

Is the basic paradigm of capitalism – the stock market listed firm –
ceasing to perform properly?

Economist Micheal Roberts highlights the large percentage of corporations
that are acting like zombies. That is to say they are just about servicing
their debts but there is nothing left over for growth or shareholder
dividends. Read his blog here: Beware of the Zombies.
<https://thenextrecession.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/beware-the-zombies/>

An earlier signal came from the IMF who have entertained the notion that
neoliberal policies have increased inequality and stunted economic growth.
Read the FORTUNE Article here
<http://fortune.com/2016/06/03/imf-neoliberalism-failing/> or go straight
to the report. <http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2016/06/ostry.htm>

The economic risks in the US are not to be underestimated.
<http://www.cbsnews.com/news/80-percent-of-us-adults-face-near-poverty-unemployment-survey-finds/>
So
too the other aspect of current capitalism, assets like stock or houses
becoming with many more times than their earning capacity or replacement
value. Sooner or later the value might collapse
<http://evonomics.com/the-rise-of-finance-and-the-fall-of-american-business/>
.

Added to the economic risks of the system itself is the ongoing oil
depletion scenario
<http://www.feasta.org/2017/01/22/end-of-the-oilocene-the-demise-of-the-global-oil-industry-and-of-the-global-economic-system-as-we-know-it/>where
oil supplies will diminish faster than renewable solutions (including
killing transport demand) can be implemented. If your organization has not
yet implemented an oil policy you should consider putting this into your
risk management even if you do not agree with all the warning signs laid
out by the Irish FEASTA organisation.
<http://www.feasta.org/2017/01/22/end-of-the-oilocene-the-demise-of-the-global-oil-industry-and-of-the-global-economic-system-as-we-know-it/>

ALTERNATIVES BEING FORMULATED

Indeed, as the IMF are questioning neoliberalism, thinkers are coming up
with radically new ideas to serve our needs ones that do not require
capital-heavy corporations. One such is the idea of John Boik: Solving
Problems That Matter Could Be the Next Big Thing.

The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation base in Stockholm is calling for
an urgent re-think of one of the worlds most polluted seas. It believes the
sea can be saved and the fossil-free economy kicked off at the same time.
<http://tssef.se/the-baltic-a-dying-sea-on-the-doorstep-of-industrial-giants/>

The Natural Step has formulated a scoring system for firms called Future
Fit. <http://futurefitbusiness.org/>

A CLIMATE AND LAND SYSTEM NOT FUNCTIONING

Land functioning, indeed the functioning of the Earth system seems to be
faltering at the edges, and many scientist are blaming mankind’s influence.
you will probably be hearing more of the Anthropocene… the age when man
affected the hole natural system. Witness the aptly-titled Guardian UK
article “ Goodbye forever, friendly Holocene
<https://www.theguardian.com/the-gef-partner-zone/2016/sep/22/goodbye-forever-friendly-holocene>
“.

Specifically, the challenge of water shortage is reaching many places
including the forests
<https://m.phys.org/news/2017-02-forests-worldwide-threatened-drought.html> and
LaPaz in Bolivia <http://www.popsci.com/la-paz-without-water>.

This change in the climate system is affecting the food system. The world
is about to see another famine, the first since 2011, spreading to four
countries.
<https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/feb/12/famine-looms-four-countries-aid-system-struggles-yemen-south-sudan-nigeria-somalia>

WE SHOULD INVEST IN LAND RESTORATION — PUTTING PEACE FIRST

Initiatives of Change, the Caux Foundation and the Swedish Sustainable
Economy Foundation are coming together to offer a conference on Investing
in peace through land restoration in Switzerland, 13-115th July.

JOIN THE CONFERENCE

<http://bit.ly/iipconference>

The conference will explore new opportunities to invest fiduciary capital
in long-term land and peace initiatives.

Find out more here. <http://bit.ly/iipconference>







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