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The path to achieving a truly universal basic income

Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 1:29 pm | Adam Parsons

Is it a viable prospect to create a direct mechanism for transferring a universal basic income to all the world’s people? Not before we bring about a huge united voice of ordinary citizens in favour of sharing the world’s resources to end hunger ... More >>

The struggle continues for a binding treaty

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 2:15 pm | Adam Parsons

A binding treaty to regulate the activities of corporations could provide a vital counterpoint to controversial free trade and investment agreements, with potentially radical implications for a new international political, economic and legal order. More >>

Standing in solidarity for a humanity without borders

Monday, 3 October 2016, 3:32 pm | Adam Parsons

Much has been made of the basic unfairness in how responsibility is shared between nations for ameliorating the refugee crisis. But the real question is the level of economic sharing that is needed to deal with its root causes, when the international ... More >>

Politics and spirituality in addressing the climate crisis

Wednesday, 29 June 2016, 12:07 pm | Adam Parsons

The intersection of politics and spirituality in addressing the climate crisis: An interview with Mohammed Mesbahi More >>

Pathways of transition to agroecological food systems

Friday, 17 June 2016, 3:59 pm | Adam Parsons

A new report by leading sustainability experts has reaffirmed the case for a paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems – fundamental to which is a call for redistributing power back into the hands of those who feed ... More >>

Reflection on Pope Francis’ clarion call to #sharetheplanet

Saturday, 11 July 2015, 9:09 am | Adam Parsons

The Catholic Church has embraced a radical position on sharing the world’s resources, one that we would all do well to heed and ponder. But the real significance of Laudato Si’ is its powerful message on the centrality of ending poverty for healing the ... More >>

The return of Occupy London: this time it’s truly political

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 2:01 pm | Adam Parsons

Occupy is back in London, UK, with a renewed focus on politics and an ambitious vision: to galvanise a mass movement for real democracy and establish a huge People's Assembly to debate a list of specific demands for radical political reform. More >>

It’s time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 9:48 am | Adam Parsons

It’s time for a post-Piketty vision of shared wealth. By Adam Parsons 28 August, 2014 More >>

Putting the ‘sharing’ back in to the sharing economy

Friday, 25 April 2014, 3:51 pm | Adam Parsons

A vibrant debate is beginning to question the meaning of sharing in relation to the big questions of our time. But this emerging economic concept should not be beholden to solely personal, consumer-oriented or commercialised forms of collaboration, and ... More >>

The sharing economy: introduction to its political evolution

Monday, 27 January 2014, 1:12 pm | Adam Parsons

Can the sharing economy movement address the root causes of the world’s converging crises? Unless the sharing of resources is promoted in relation to human rights and concerns for equity, democracy, social justice and sustainability, then such claims ... More >>

Global Sharing Day 2013: Let's Talk about Food

Wednesday, 5 June 2013, 12:21 pm | Adam Parsons

The idea of sharing food has taken root in recent years as a response to our broken food systems, but does it make sense to talk about food sharing on a global basis? Perhaps it does, as long as we advocate a true form of economic sharing that addresses ... More >>

Attention America: Welfare is Not a Dirty Word

Friday, 23 November 2012, 12:13 pm | Adam Parsons

It was compelling to read the November issue of In These Times titled ‘The Welfare State of America'. Over the other side of the pond, the idea of a welfare state is hardly a controversial topic for most (‘most') Europeans, especially in those countries ... More >>

No Tax, No Justice

Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 1:23 pm | Adam Parsons

The issue of tax has never held such widespread public attention. Following the global financial crisis in 2008, tax issues that had been campaigned on at the margins for decades suddenly became the subject of high-level intergovernmental deliberations. More >>

Gaza: A Cry for Justice

Monday, 12 January 2009, 10:02 am | Adam Parsons

Since the Israeli onslaught against Palestinians began on December 27th, a true interpretation of the battle inside the Gaza Strip is deeply complicated by the surrounding barrage of vehement words and conflicting analyses. More >>

Food and Markets: A Crisis of Faith

Thursday, 2 October 2008, 6:42 pm | Adam Parsons

Unlike the crisis of 1970s stagflation that signalled the end for the Keynesian social-democratic model, the food crisis of 2008 could be marked down in history for setting in motion an opposite trend. More >>

Global Warming: The Great Equaliser

Tuesday, 25 September 2007, 1:05 pm | Adam Parsons

As the latest summit to discuss a post-Kyoto treaty continues in New York this week, the single most revealing statement has already been spoken: “We need to climate-proof economic growth”. These few words, told to reporters by the UN’s top climate ... More >>

Adam Parsons: The End of Economic Growth

Tuesday, 1 May 2007, 7:09 pm | Adam Parsons

“ Economic growth cuts poverty! ” is forever the inveterate, unrelenting dictum of World Bank statisticians. These four simple words, stale and contentious as they are, were in fact the title of a recent Forbes magazine article based on World Bank ... More >>




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