Creating global prosperity without economic growth

This article was originally published here in The Guardian. Greece’s no vote has left everyone wondering what it all means. While the topline summary is that No won with 61.3% of the vote, this is perhaps not the landslide victory it has been hailed to be. For a start, there is confusion around what the […]

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This article is a modified version of an article previously appearing in The Guardian. Beyond capitalism lies the more beautiful world our hearts know is possible. Beyond capitalism lies the Not-for-Profit World. At the heart of the failing capitalist system is the ‘for-profit’ ethic. Based on the myth that humans are mostly selfish and competitive, […]

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The Politics of the Earth – John Dryzek The Politics of the Earth by John Dryzek is a must read for people interested in narratives related to sustainability and the environment. Although it’s not exactly an easy read, it’s a very well written and a fairly engaging book that will take you with great detail […]

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This is part of an ongoing series highlighting what our members are currently reading (and watching!) in the Post Growth and sustainability realms. Ecomind – Frances Moore Lappé Ecomind by Frances Moore Lappé is an engaging book that talks about the importance of changing our way of thinking and the way in which we frame and communicate […]

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Ever since we started writing and speaking about our current book project, How on Earth: Flourishing in a Not-for-Profit World by 2050, we have been amazed by one phenomenon in particular. When we have a chance to explain to people what not-for-profit (NFP) enterprise actually is, we get an incredible response from all sectors and […]

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Owning Our Future: The Emerging Ownership Revolution – Marjorie Kelly Aside from being thoroughly intrigued by the topic of ownership in the 21st century, I was hooked by Marjorie Kelly’s writing style straightaway.  She uses the power of narratives to bring global and societal issues to the personal level.  She begins by telling the story […]

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Stop Feeding the Elephant

by Donnie and Jen Hinton on 15th October 2013

The ‘Great Recession’ of the last few years has been fertile soil for the emergence of new economic initiatives. People worldwide have grown weary of the inequalities in our modern societies and many have come to understand that it is our current economic system that actually creates and exacerbates many of our problems. This revelation has […]

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Prosperity without Growth – Tim Jackson Tim Jackson’s Prosperity without Growth was one of the books that really introduced me to post growth thinking, so revisiting it four years later has been interesting. It’s a great introduction to the growth dilemma, the myth of de-coupling and policy ideas for how to flourish within ecological limits.  […]

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Imagine waking up in a world where you feel good about going to work, no matter the nature of your job. You feel positive and motivated, knowing that your work provides you with a livelihood that also contributes to the wellbeing of others in a way that respects the ecological limits of the planet.

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