Christian Arnsperger, né en à Munich, est un économiste. Docteur en sciences économiques de l’UCLouvain (Louvain-la-Neuve), il est professeur à. Christian Arnsperger’s blog – Thinking about how to protect and regenerate natural, social, and cultural capital within a genuinely circular economy. Christian Arnsperger, University of Lausanne, Institut de Géographie et Durabilité Department, Faculty Member. Studies Transition to sustainable economies.

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Click here to sign up. Distinguishing between exterior and interior dimensions of human existence, it suggests that economics could be made into a more inclusive and more emancipatory science if it started to truly honor the genuinely interior aspects of individuals and communities. I take the view that the usual practice of pinpointing conventional or mainstream banks as “unethical” is cyristian simplistic.

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The project is based on a modernized version of Does the way in which money is created today — essentially as interest-bearing bank debt — generate a macroeconomic “obligation to grow” that could explain in part arnspdrger structural unsustainability of our societies?

Critique de l’existence capitaliste: What role s for ethical and sustainable banks? Paper prepared for the collective volume Schumacher Reconsidered: My aim is to understand how banks christia become actual agents of socioeconomic innovation.

Looking to the mountain of Indigenous education: How did these cultural traits emerge — whether through continuation or through breaking away — from the relationship to nature and to material goods that characterized the British culture of the 17th and 18th centuries?

The two last sections seek to move beyond this flaw and constitute the article’s most original constructive contribution. A first perspective Greg Cajete Bernalillo NM north of Albuquerque is not a place where we would have stopped of our own accord.

How does our quest for a meaning in life make our ways of spending, consuming, saving, and investing more or less sustainable? Phoenix is a gigantic artificial desert oasis, engineered from scratch starting in the s on the very lands that, for four centuries up to the s, harbored the ancient Hohokam civilization with its elaborate irrigation systems. Green capitalism, although frequently disparaged in militant environmentalist circles, is simply the only possible stepping stone towards a fundamentally new economy.


The broadness of knowledge 2. A primer on today’s mainstream economics more.

Can notions such as the “optimal monetary zone” allow us to better understand the complex articulation between monetary territoriality, bioregionalism, and ecological sustainability? Why economics should go “full spectrum” Part I: Democratic experimentalism and the co-evolution of norms more. Complexity economics and “out-of-equilibrium” systems 8. Money, energy, and sustainability: What cultural and existential transformations would citizens have to experience so that we might become able to build a genuine “monetary eco-geography” in our societies?

Making the planet sustainable will therefore require us to understand the deep roots of the U. This third — and penultimate — installment continues, once more, where the previous post left off. How can we better understand the complex articulation between money creation, bioregionalism, and ecological sustainability? Social BankingSustainable financeand Alternative banking.

Did an ingrained “frontier mentality” and a specifically North-American relationship to geographical space contribute to a model of unsustainability unique to the United States? Before the academic year gets into full swing and I am swallowed up by the maelstrom of daily chores, I wanted to send off this four-part post with my impressions of the second Southwest USA trip that my partner Agnieszka and I took this past summer.

Could social and sustainable banking, public money creation, and complementary currencies be combined for a greener future?

This economy would be more sustainable than the current gray-brown one, but it would necessarily end up falling prey to entropy and the intrinsic physical limits to decoupling.

Perma-circularity lesson from the past: As you approach the sprawling metropolis from the west, the surrounding landscape of dry sagebrush gradually gives way to a mix of sinister suburban subdivisions and strangely green fields, with beautiful mountains in the background.


Economic MethodologyTeaching undergraduate economicsand Social role of economists. Arnsperger emphasises that current economics neglects an important fact: Challenging the Standard Prejudice more. Sustainable DevelopmentExistential Economicsand Ecological transition.

TerritorialityCircular Economyand Urbanism and complexity. This business model would relinquish fractional-reserve credit creation and obey the principle of investing only in whatever green activity is needed in a circular economy where what predominates is the maintenance of existing technologies, the replenishment of natural capital, and the capping of global resource use.

This book offers a critical assessment of contemporary mainstream economics by showing that the discipline has become much too narrow and misses out on the full spectrum of human existence.

Growth-oriented and growth-generating banks would gradually falter because of the necessary slowdown of the economy as a whole.

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The Use of Critical Knowledge about Society 6. I therefore start out by distinguishing the socioeconomic ethics of conventional or mainstream banks from the socioeconomic ethics of social and sustainable banks SSBs. What economic anthropology of spatiality and territoriality do we need in order to ground, support, and lend more coherence to various concrete processes of economic relocalization such as ecotourism, ecovillages, bioregionalism or short circuits of food provision? Making the planet sustainable will require us to understand the U.


International Social Science Journal. Social and sustainable banking and the Green Economy project. This continues where the previous post left off. In what way did the Industrial Revolution in 19th-century Great Britain precipitate the unsustainabilty of the American way of life?