Articles by: Dr Ted Trainer

The 2019 Nobel Prize shows why we need to dump conventional economics

The 2019 Nobel Prize shows why we need to dump conventional economics

The prize has gone to three people studying how the poor can derive more benefit from existing “development” practices. It sees no reason to question the existing market and growth-driven economy and its derivative, development theory. It doesn’t threaten the massively unjust and environmentally destructive global systems that keep billions in poverty. The 720,000 pound Prize has been awarded for[Read More…]

December 28, 2019 Counter Solutions
Local currencies: The wasted opportunities

Local currencies: The wasted opportunities

Within alternative movements there is much interest in introducing local currencies and they have been central elements in many Transition Towns and other initiatives.  Unfortunately I think most of these have been quite misguided, failing to grasp the power a local currency can have, and not likely to make a significant contribution to goals such as town sustainability and resilience.[Read More…]

November 20, 2017 Counter Solutions