Sunday, 25 January 2009

Green Economics in Kent

Molly Scott Cato spoke at Kent Green Party's AGM yesterday and plugged her new book, Green Economics, which I have just bought and started to read. Sadly I missed the book launch with guest James Roberston.

Molly is the UK's first Reader in Green Economics and she is based at Cardiff University.

She gave a fascinating talk on the existing dichotomy of left and right economic policy and how green economics manages to combine elements of both. She talked about localism verses nationalism and capitalism, suggesting that where possible services should be under local democratic control in preference to nationalised control - the principle of subsidiarity rules and certainly the capitalist greed ideology is right out!

Molly's blog Gaian Economics is a fasciating read.

Picture of Molly and me at the Kent Green Party AGM yesterday:

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