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What is resilience and why it is good for you today

The adjective resilient means (among other things) “tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change”. That’s an excellent capability to have in though times like these, isn’t it?

Efficiency is NOT the top economics priority

This is my own summary/understanding of a paper about the Insufficiency of Efficiency. I found it interesting because it complements what I recently read about the need for society to adapt as soon as possible to a much smaller EROI (energy return on energy invested).

Is there a place for computers and digital communications in degrowth?, part 2

(this is the second part of the translation, with some links updated, of an article I wrote in June 2007 on this topic. The first part is here).

Car sharing? It works in Rome, too!

In many parts of Italy there simply is no more room to use cars decently, regardless of their cost or emissions. For this reason, a few days ago I translated into Italian a beautiful post on the Frugal Urban blog about the benefits of car sharing in Ottawa.

Is there a place for computers and digital communications in degrowth?

(this is the translation, with some links updated, of an article I wrote in June 2007 for Rivista Italiana della Decrescita (Italian Degrowth Magazine). Since then, I’ve written and spoken more on the same topic, here and elsewhere.

Groupon saves money... but only when you need something!

Groupons, that is Group Coupons, are special offers with very high discounts, valid only if a minimum number of buyers accept to buy whatever was the object of the offer.