Broken prices and low cost. Economic blessing or danger?

Low Cost: helped by considerable technological progress for two centuries, economic strategies have been guided by insatiable "capitalist" challenges ever more demanding in profits and always justified by the intervention of the invisible hand (1) "supposed to optimize for the greatest number the result of choice answering to [...]

Black Friday: ode to consumption! A black Friday ... pollution?

For a week we have been basking or being spammed with the week "black friday" ... day of "supposedly" exceptional business ... Even the television news talk about it, which reflects a level of information me.r.diatiques (1) very high! Certainly not! It's a disguised pay day that will force people to equip themselves, again, with consumer goods that they do not have [...]


Opé2017, participatory platform against planned obsolescence

Please find hereafter the press release of the UFC concerning the launch of the participatory platform Opé2017 against the scheduled obsolescence! The C2017C Community, DemocracyOS,, Stop Obsolescence Programmed (HOP), the Friends of the World, have decided to include the issue of obsolescence organized in the programs of the presidential and legislative candidates of 2, ...]

marketing, solidarity marketing, humanitarian and charitable presents, an initiative of solidarity marketing, humanitarian and charity of Laurent Berthelot. An Ulule campaign has just been launched. Explanations. Take control of your data and take a good action. Choose: when, what and how to receive good deals about you. For each advertisement consulted, you finance associations free of charge. " Do you want […]

Economy: some prosperity to progressive austerity

Economics and Society: from a certain prosperity to a progressive austerity or from the welfare state to the gendarme state. Political debate is largely confined to the sole domain of managing the conflicting interests of the various social categories, through political formations supposed to ensure compromises sufficient to maintain the social structure. Most of [...]

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

Yesterday the association Médecins du Monde has broadcast an advertising campaign "incisive" on the Internet about the price of abusive drug treatment. The campaign has, in fact, been refused broadcast by "traditional" displays by the Authority of professional regulation of advertising (ARPP). JCDecaux, MediaTransport and the Insert have therefore refused the displays of this [...]

A life changing era, Rémi Guillet

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

The "Seas of the South" editions have just published "A life to change era" whose author Rémi Guillet has already published many articles on the website ... The works and goals of the Econologie site converge with those of Rémi and this for 2 essential reasons: Remi defends the links, not necessarily obvious for all, between the economy [...]

Download: Green Nudges, incentives for ecological behavior

Green Nudges: New Incentives for Ecological Behavior There are many obstacles to adopting green behaviors, be they physical, financial or psychological. These constraints limit the effectiveness of traditional approaches that combine awareness campaigns, technological innovations and economic and normative instruments. Therefore, the contribution of new methods [...]

Fukushima nuclear disaster, another Chernobyl?

No one can ignore the desperate nuclear situation at the Fukushima 1 Daiichi power plant ... We are well ahead of a desperate situation despite attempts to minimize industrial actors or government but also, and this is less understandable or acceptable, some actors French politics ... On, we are not "viscerally" anti-nuclear: we [...]

Planned obsolescence, company symbol waste

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

Le Grand Bluff appliances: false abuse reliability and sellers

How distribution and manufacturers are looking for maximum profitability on the backs of consumers. The big bluff of home appliances! Excerpts from February 2010's special envoy. To find out more: - Are we in a disposable society? - The industrial obsolescence, the history of a deception: facts and debate - Completeness of the report the Big Bluff of the household appliances [...]

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

Video denouncing the problems of energy "scams" especially since the introduction of distorted DPE Energy Performance Diagnostics (DPE), energy bills underrated, poor workmanship in a heating site ... etc etc ... Examples of potential problems related to energy housing does not work. Here are some quick examples on video! Learn more: scams with ecology [...]