Creating global prosperity without economic growth

Many books with post growth themes require some perseverance and more than one cup of coffee to read through!  Our reviews for this month focus once again on post growth fiction: books that deal with complex economic, ecological and social issues in a different form. Here are three books worth checking out. Ishmael — Daniel Quinn […]

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Fiction and narrative non-fiction with post growth themes.

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Transforming Research

by Amelia Bryne on 7th February 2013

If our assumptions aren’t true… Most of us today have grown up surrounded by a culture that believes that the earth has an unlimited capacity to provide us with whatever we humans might desire – more cars, more electronic gadgets, cheap meat, and so on. Not only that, but we have organized the way that […]

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This is part of an ongoing series highlighting what our members are currently reading (watching and listening to!) in the Post Growth and sustainability realms. This month I asked post growth team members to share what they’ve been listening too in the form of talks or radio shows. The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Adichie […]

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Material Wealth

by Amelia Bryne on 8th August 2012

When I started work on my non-fiction film Wealth (65 min, 2008) I had the uncomfortable feeling that making the film was going to make me want to give away everything I owned — or, some other drastic response appropriate to spending months looking closely at the clutter packed into many American homes. Yet, the […]

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It’s time to let go of both the blind faith that economic growth will fix things, and of the fear of what alternatives to growth-based economies could look like.

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This is the first in a series of articles from the Post Growth Institute reporting on-the-ground impressions of Occupy events around the world. How did you first hear about Occupy? I live part of the year in New York and part in Sweden. The first news I heard of Occupy were whisperings in emails from […]

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