Broken prices and low cost. Economic blessing or danger?

Low Cost: aided by considerable technological progress over the past two centuries, economic strategies have been guided by insatiable "capitalist" challenges, always more demanding in terms of profits and always justified by the intervention of the invisible hand (1) "supposed to optimize for the greater number the result of choice responding to […]

Black Friday: an ode to consumption! A Black Friday… of pollution?

For a week we have been basking or spamming us with the week “black friday”… a day of “supposedly” exceptional business… Even the television news talks about it, which reflects a level of me.r.diatic information (1) very high! Certainly not! It is a disguised pay day that will force people to equip themselves, again, with consumer goods that they do not have […]

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Opé2017, participatory platform against planned obsolescence

Please find below the press release from the UFC relating to the launch of the Opé2017 participatory platform against planned obsolescence! Decided to include the issue of organized obsolescence in the programs of candidates for the 2017 presidential and legislative elections, seven associations (C2C Community, DemocracyOS, GreenIT.fr, Halte à l'Obsolescence Programmée (HOP), Les Amis de la [ …]

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Ma-Bonne-Action.com, solidarity marketing, humanitarian and charitable

Econologie.com presents Ma-Bonne-Action.com, a solidarity, humanitarian and charitable marketing initiative by Laurent Berthelot. An Ulule campaign has just been launched. Explanations. Take back control of your data and make it a good deed. Choose: when, what and how to receive the good deals that concern you. For each advertisement viewed, you fund associations for free. " Do you want […]

Economy: from a certain prosperity to a gradual austerity

Economy and Society: from a certain prosperity to progressive austerity or from the welfare state to the police state. The political debate is largely confined to the sole domain of the management of the conflicting interests of the various social categories, through political formations supposed to ensure sufficient compromises for the maintenance of the social structure. Most of […]

Forbidden Country Doctors of the World against price gouging of some drugs

Yesterday the Médecins du Monde association broadcast an "incisive" advertising campaign on the Internet about the excessive prices of certain drug treatments. The campaign was in fact refused to be broadcast by “classic” displays by the Professional Advertising Regulatory Authority (ARPP). JCDecaux, MediaTransport and L'Insert therefore refused to post this […]

A life changing era, Rémi Guillet

A life to change era, self-portrait of an "econologist" Rémi Guillet

The “South Seas” editions have just published “A life for a change of era”, the author of which Rémi Guillet has already published on the Econologie.com site… The work and goals of the Econology site converge with those of Rémi and this for 2 main reasons: Rémi defends the links, not necessarily obvious to everyone, between the economy […]

Download: Green Nudges, incentives for ecological behavior

Green nudges: new incentives for ecological behavior The adoption of ecological behavior comes up against many obstacles, whether of a material, financial or psychological nature. These constraints limit the effectiveness of traditional approaches which combine awareness campaigns, technological innovations and economic and normative instruments. Therefore, the contribution of new methods […]

Solution to the crisis? Boost growth and above all trust: Argentine example 2001

Argentina experienced bankruptcy in 2001 following a serious economic crisis between 1998 and 2002. The details of this crisis are explained on this wiki page. What interests us is the method used to manage the way out of the crisis, explained in the short video that follows, taken from a news report from France3. Currently […]

Work, Happiness, and Motivation: The Psychology of Money

Did you think that income was proportionately linked to employee motivation and happiness? That is to say: the better we are paid, the more motivated and happy we are? Well no! This little video, presenting various very interesting studies on "the psychology of money", shows the reverse ... Just like the feeling of "happiness" which ceases to [...]

Fukushima nuclear disaster, the other Chernobyl?

No one can ignore the desperate nuclear situation at the Fukushima 1 Daiichi power plant anymore… We are facing a desperate situation despite the attempts to minimize the industrial players or the government but also, and this is less understandable or acceptable, some players French politicians… On econologie.com, we are not “viscerally” anti-nuclear: we […]

Planned obsolescence, symbol of the waste society

Planned obsolescence, a symbol of the waste society. The case of electrical and electronic products. September 2010. By Marine Fabre and Wiebke Winkler. Publication of Cniid and Friends of the Earth. Obsolescence is the fact that a product becomes obsolete. Planned obsolescence is the act of voluntarily making a product obsolete at the cost of a certain […]

The Great Bluff of Home Appliances: False Reliability and Seller Abuse

How distribution and industrialists seek maximum profitability at the expense of consumers. The Great Bluff of household appliances! Extracts from special envoy of February 2010. Find out more: - Are we in a disposable society? - Industrial obsolescence, the story of a deception: facts and debate - Full report on the Great Bluff of household appliances […]

Download: Energy, heating, insulation and DPE: beware of scams and lies!

Video denouncing the problem of energy "scams" especially since the introduction of the Energy Performance Diagnostics (DPE) falsified DPE, energy bills underestimated, poor workmanship in a heating site ... etc etc ... Examples of potential problems related to energy housing is not lacking. Here are some quick examples in video! Find out more: ecology scams […]

Article on econology in References, economic magazine

Christophe and Christine, les Petits Poucets de l'Econologie Article written by Stève Polus following an interview with Christine and Christophe, (managers of this site and of the eco-friendly shop) carried out in October 2008. This article appeared in References of November 8 2008. References is an economical supplement to job offers which comprises a few pages […]

Banking and financial crisis: econology in the newspaper Le Monde by Gérard Mermet

The famous sociologist Gérard Mermet published 3 days ago in the newspaper Le Monde a very incisive article on our society and on France in particular. The term “econology” as an alternative to the current mode of development (purely based on consumption and “growth”) is mentioned there. That is, to our […]