Category Archives: Latest news

Understanding the role of energy in the economy

There is some debate about the role of energy in the economy. Many economists say that it is demand that fuels economic growth. But Robert Ayres says otherwise. [..]

Energy and Economy, Latest news, The money system

Stephen Hinton to speak at Baltic Sea Action Group

Title: Environmental Fiscal Reform: practical ways for market based instruments to address the obstacles preventing the circular economy Stephen Hinton is a member of the board of the [..]

General, Latest news

Dealing with three potential pollutants could usher in the circular economy

This presentation from Stephen Hinton explains how financial instruments applied rigorously to just three potential pollutants could bring in the circular economy.

Flexible emission fees, Instruments, Latest news, Waste is a resource in an effective economy

Barsac declaration reveals some surprising economic insights from the science community

Some time ago, a group of scientists, dieticians and other concerned individuals got together to ask themselves if there was a diet that was optimum for health and [..]

General, Latest news

Briefing: an introduction to Environmental Fiscal Reform

Environmental Fiscal Reform (EFR) has been championed by the OECD since the beginning of this century and by among others the International Monetary Fund (see this link). EFR, [..]

Briefing papers, Circular Economy, Flexible emission fees, Instruments, Latest news

Can banks create money out of thin air?

Download the full paper here Important empirical research done by Professor Richard Werner shows how banks create money.

Latest news, National economy, The money system

Simulation demos Environmental Fiscal Reform at European Phosphorus Conference

BERLIN 5 MARCH 2015: As an extra attraction at the 2nd European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference (ESPC2), The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation (TSSEF.SE) presented a shortened version of its [..]

Circular Economy, Flexible emission fees, Instruments, Latest news, Waste is a resource in an effective economy

The role of Banks in the economy – more research is needed

Professor Werner calls on Universities to look more into the role of local banks and the role of banks in general in the economy.   In this speech [..]

Latest news, The money system

The economy of the nation state is not a handbag

An article newly published in the New Statesman points out something that is clear to economists: a national economy is not the same as a household economy. Politicians [..]

A functional economy encourages conservation, General, Latest news, National economy, The money system

Foundation launches Simulation at Berlin Sustainable Phosphorus meeting

In Berlin, the 5-6 March, The Swedish Sustainable Economy Foundation will participate in  the European Sustainable Phosphorus Conference with its simulation of how dividend-bearing pollutant fees can apply [..]

Circular Economy, General, Instruments, Latest news