Creating global prosperity without economic growth

This post is part of an on-going series highlighting what our members are currently reading in the Post Growth and sustainability realms. This month includes Slowcoast, Collaboration, and Wendell Berry.

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What if the economy listened? What if the economy stopped talking to itself – to its own swirl of messages and indicators and pundits and forecasts – and actually gave an earnest ear to the world around it?

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It’s hard to envision a post growth future without building a little community. Here are 12 ways to meet your neighbors.

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The New Normal

by Scott Gast on 3rd November 2010

As the world becomes simultaneously richer and poorer, we’ll have to adjust our sense of what’s normal—and that sense will revolve around the twin forces of ecology and the struggle out of poverty.

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The Case for Connection

by Scott Gast on 28th September 2010

If all we can expect from corporations is the “relentless maximization of shareholder value,” does that underline the basic illegitimacy of these organizations in a world where nature and communities are quickly circling the drain?

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Screeched to a Halt

by Scott Gast on 14th September 2010

Where do post-growth economics fit in America’s log-jammed political scene?

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In the effort to get alternatives to growth a home in the national agenda, we’ve got to jump at every chance we can get.

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Some voices in Asia are questioning the meaning of GDP—and the wisdom of measuring success through its lens.

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Why do we work? Profit, it turns out, isn’t the only reason—and that’s great news for a steady state economy.

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