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Gen de Spa

in Christchurch

The Necessary Art of Not Leaving Economics to Economists

PRESENTED ON NOV 08, 2018
IN CHRISTCHURCH @ VOL 38

After spending enormous energy raising awareness about the Trans-Pacific Partnership for several years only to have the hoped-for change-of-government support the toxic deal, Gen de Spa is taking the Bucky Fuller quote to heart - 'Build the alternative system that makes the old system obsolete'.

She is currently initiating a remnant native forest restoration and biodiversity education project at her home in Staveley, completing a Masters in Wellbeing Economics and teaching and actioning Wellbeing Economics in Christchurch and Mid-Canterbury.

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Behavioural Economics

BY TANYA BASS
@ VOL 28 ON JAN 21, 2014

How can behavioural economics be used for social good? Tanya Bass believes in behavioural economics as an intersection between psychology and economics, and examines how everyday people make everyday decisions. She discusses how researchers and governments around the world have been using behavioural economics to re-design the environment to facilitate positive decision making. 

"Presentation of the Day" on July 30, 2014. 

 

 

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Architecture During the Recession

BY RICHARD KASEMSARN
@ VOL 32 ON DEC 02, 2014

When the recession hit, Richard Kasemsarn had to adjust his work habits and expectations.  This included hanging out at an old police station.

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From fear to infinity, the evolution of a new economics

BY CLIFF STEVENSON
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Motivated by personal and professional experiences as an economist and artist, Cliff Stevenson proposes a new economic model - informed not by scarity and fear, but by infinity.

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The Myth of the Culture of Poverty

BY DAN JURMAN
@ VOL 7 ON NOV 17, 2015

People often talk about a “culture of poverty” as if there are different drivers of behavior at lower socio-economic levels.  Launched by a personal story of his three year old son which inspired him to think differently, Dan Jurman uses pictures to try to show that there is no culture of poverty, just human psychology driving behavior across socio-economic boundaries.

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Lexicon of crisis related suicides

BY RICHARD SLUIJS
@ VOL 15 ON OCT 06, 2015

Grafisch ontwerper Richard Sluijs maakte een monumentaal in memoriam voor de slachtoffers van de wereldwijde economische crisis.

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Illuminating Disparity: Economic Inequality in the Midwest

BY EPIPHANY KNEDLER
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 03, 2017

Epiphany Knedler is currently a student at the University of South Dakota. She is pursuing a double-major in Political Science and Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography and a minor in Art History. She will be attending graduate school for Photography next fall. You can see more of her work here

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A Living Economies Mind Feast: Moving Out of Insane Economics

BY GEN DE SPA
@ VOL 30 ON MAR 15, 2017

Gen de Spa talks about living economies as an educational network promoting systems of exchange that foster community wellbeing. She shares the importance of strengthening and helping sustain regional economies by promoting interest-free means of exchange - currencies based on and respecting the living systems of our planet - to complement money in local communities. 

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Circular Economies

BY SAM DEVENPORT
@ VOL 45 ON MAR 06, 2018

Sam Devenport shares innovative ideas on the evolution of economies - from linear to circular.

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Living on Purpose

BY DWAYNE POWELL
@ VOL 4 ON APR 26, 2018

Dwayne Powell explains how a strong economic foundation is the key to a thriving black community.