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Fighting the bureaucrats of social management. Daily.
The Academy Open Website
Currently working on:
Towards an Academy Commons Collective practices: cultural production and management.
an essay for the Critical Practice project
Beyond The Free Market
The essay is now posted in its rough form.
Commodity and mobility: Premises and Consequences of Global Trade and Transport.
I will continue working on it. Especially the first part is rather whimsical, and the second part needs fleshing out. I will feature a set of examples and build the "numbers" section at the end which underpins the complexities of the issues at hand.
I will also post full reference list and footnotes in the days to come.
ESSAY RAW MATERIAL:
I talked to Spring and it became clear that I had misunderstood what was meant by "raw material" - thought that was to be somekind of a draft or symposium. Anyway, here comes my list of reference material:
Symposium on the Social and Labor Consequences of Technological Developments, Deregulation and Privatization of Transport
Transport services in the 20th century: Seamless market or choiceless churning
Economic Consequences of Transport Improvements
White Paper - European Transport Policy for 2010
The Citizens Guide to Trade, Environment and Sustainability
Exploring the relationship between food, transport and CO2.
* More + details soon.
Posted: 2007/3/28 22:42 Updated: 2007/3/28 22:42
Joined: 2006/6/5 From: Posts: 23
food miles and ethical shopping
i don´t know if this is of interest, but i came upon this article in the economist this winter, called "good food? how ethical shopping harms the world" where somebody argues that fairtrade, food cooperatives and local produce are all rather harmful than good for the world at large. amongst other things, the strange assertion that buying locally may actually cause more co2 emission because less people have a farmers market closeby, so if they all drive there that will pollute more than flying food around ..? i´ve not been able to make much sense of this argument but just to tell you it exists, and theres been some debate in the economist to which communications people from the fairtrade association have replied (you can find this all online, unfortunately you have to pay to read the full economist article i think, and i´ve by now recycled my issue:)
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