The economic crisis, the ecological crisis and the food crisis are all a reflection of an outmoded and fossilised economic paradigm – a paradigm that grew out of mobilising resources for war by creating the category of ‘growth’, and one that is rooted in the age of oil and fossil fuels. It is fossilised both because it is obsolete and because it is a product of the age of fossil fuels. We need to move beyond this fossilised paradigm if we are to address the current economic and ecological crisis.

Economy and ecology have the same root, oikos, an ancient Greek word meaning ‘home’ – both our planetary ...


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