Issue 217 • March/April 2003
Myth of Prosperity
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Welcome • Sophie Poklewski Koziell
MOVING THE GOALPOSTS • Oliver James
Chasing that ephemeral and elusive state of 'happiness'.
RICH IN THINGS, POOR IN TIME • Heinrich Böll
A modern parable.
JOYLESS GROWTH • Ed Mayo
It's time to adopt new models of prosperity.
A NECESSARY SIMPLICITY • David Cadman
Do less, be more
MONEY IS NOT WEALTH • Mary Mellor
An ecofeminist perspective.
THE SEVEN MYTHS OF INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE
THE AGRARIAN STANDARD • Wendell Berry
True health and wealth lie with the land.
SHOPPING • Ziauddin Sardar
The evolution of our national compulsion.
SACRIFICE • Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
There is no sacrifice without love.
A FLEET OF ARKS • Scott Russell Sanders
The builders of arks are those working to protect and restore wild lands.
BEYOND THE CAGE • Laurence Mee
In Albania, there is plenty of money for the military, but environmental improvements must wait.
A TURKISH CARPET • Tracy Worcester
The urban crisis might prompt many Turks to return to their rural roots.
IN PRAISE OF INEFFICIENCY • Rajesh Shah
Serendipity is the gift of disorganisation.
INFINITE INJUSTICE • Anita Roddick
Democracy is no guarantee against the abuse of human rights.
SOLITUDE • Joanna Present Wolfe
Alone and alive.
EARTH ALIVE • Stan Rowe
Organisms are born out of Earth, are sustained by Earth and in death, return to Earth for rebirth.
MAKING PLACES • Judy Gahagan
We should open our eyes and let the world inside.Art
THE ARTIST IN SOCIETY • Cecil Collins
Until we have an organic sense of life, there can be no creative society.
IN SEARCH OF AWARENESS • John Lane
The paintings of John Danvers.
BUDDHIST AESTHETICS • Shakti Maira
Exploring inner beauty through rhythm, balance, proportion and harmony.
RELEARNING OLD TRICKS
Getting away from corporate seed sellers.
TOBIN OR NOT TOBIN?
Discouraging financial speculation.
Deep Spirit • Thomas Moore
Voice From The South • Vandana Shiva
Visionaries • G. K. Chesterton
A Sense of Place • Peter Abbs
Visionaries • Arne Naess
Poetry • Peter Abbs
Crafts • Sandy Brown
Letters to the Editors
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle • David Nicholson-Lord
Recipes • Daphne Lambert
VANISHED PRESENCES • Rosie Jackson
Review of A 'wide-angle' view of some recent fiction.
ENDURING ECONOMIES • James Wells-Bruges
Review of Feasta Review 1
BEYOND ALL 'ISMS' • Satish Kumar
Review of Straw Dogs
BOOKS IN BRIEF • Marian Van Eyk McCain
CRISIS AND OPPORTUNITY • Stephan Harding
Review of The Future of Life