Thursday, February 1, 2018

Nine Meals from Anarchy | New Economics Foundation

Nine Meals from Anarchy | New Economics Foundation

that the the petrol stations ran dry. The trucks would stop rolling.
The supermarket shelves would be bare within three days. We would be
nine meals away from anarchy.

In this pamphlet, NEF Policy Director Andrew Simms explores the
chronic vulnerability of our oil-dependent society. Originally given as a
talk at Schumacher North in Leeds, Nine Meals from Anarchy examines how
climate change, competition for resources, decline in oil production
and the international food crisis will cause system collapses far
greater than the economic crisis.

Simms proposes that we need to act quickly to rebuild resilience into
our economy. By looking to countries that have already faced energy
descent – such as Cuba – and to periods of the UK’s own history when
resources were scarce – such as during the Second World War – we can
learn how best to act now. Drawing on the Transition Town movement,
NEF’s work on the core economy and the gathering demands for a Green New
Deal, Simms charts a course towards a sustainable, resilient and
careful future.

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