Author Archives: Bob Thomson

P2P: Corona and Commons

Before the Corona outbreak, and with the help of Jose Ramos, the lead editor of an upcoming book about cosmo-local production, I had been reviewing the literature on historical rhythms and cycles to set the stage for the current ‘chaotic … Continue reading

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Bailouts are back, thanks to coronavirus. Now they must help people, not corporations

State aid will keep many businesses afloat, and if the right conditions are attached it could transform society. But if we’re going to bail out large corporations and businesses, there need to be some conditions. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/31/bailouts-coronavirus-state-aid

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What does the Coronavirus Mean for Climate Change?

Coronavirus has led to an astonishing shutdown of economic activity and a drastic reduction in the use of fossil fuels. In the short term, response to the pandemic seems to be having a positive effect on emissions. But in the … Continue reading

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Green Growth Explained

Green Growth is the big plan to deal with environmental damage while still growing the global economy. Can we trust it? A 3:50 minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO36VGjdMq8#action=share

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The Official Story of the Coronavirus Hides a Systemic Crisis

A good overview of the political, economic and ecological elements of the pandemic. PUBLIC GOODS • March 28, 2020 Without a doubt, it is a serious health problem, but not the most important one, and perhaps not even the most … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and the Death of ‘Connectivity’ – Waldon Bello

The Great Recession could have killed globalization, but China emerged as the champion of a new global “connectivity.” With the coronavirus, that phase is finished. by Walden Bello https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/03/24/coronavirus-and-death-connectivity

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The ethics of collective care

Since we all may well get it, this is an important reminder. Act as if you have it and don’t want to spread it! As communities and as residents of this country, we need to work together to slow the … Continue reading

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