This essay lays out the premises that shape the facing up to climate reality project undertaken by Greenhouse in 2017-18. The project addressed the widening chasm between climate science and climate policy, the reasons for it, and how to bridge it.
Kate Raworth's Doughnut Economics has a catchy title, appealing diagrams and has attracted some extravagant praise; George Monbiot has called her the John Maynard Keynes of the 21st Century. Is Monbiot right?
This book is a book of political economy and a critical history of the world's currency system since 1945. It explores grounds where economics and politics meet.
Brian Heatley argues that the real meaning of the Paris Climate Agreement is that it is now almost inevitable that there will be 3-4 degrees C of warming by 2100, and that we urgently need to face this and its political implications
Paul Mason’s Postcapitalism is an ambitious synthesis of a number of existing arguments that collectively aim to show that ‘capitalism is a complex, adaptive system which has reached the limits of its capacity to adapt,’ and which goes on to sketch a Postcapitalist future.
In this report Andrew Pearmain and Brian Heatley argue for a distinctively Green approach to public services which goes beyond simple opposition to austerity.
Environment Ministers from around the world are gathering in Rio for the Earth Summit. They will share platitudes and congratulate each other for shifting the debate about climate change into one about green growth.
In this common sense account Brian Heatley uses real data to connect the UK’s economic performance to the wider environment, and through an analysis of the origins of inequality shows how the economy contributes to or undermines people’s happiness and security.
In this paper, Cato argues that there are wider motives behind the increasing marketisation of the higher education system, and drawing on experience in a number of other countries, argues that there are alternatives which would do much less damage to the basic ideals of higher education