Creating global prosperity without economic growth

Me and Donnie MaclurcanThis article originally appeared in slightly edited form on earthbabyblog.org

My life is packed full at the moment, but packed full of the most exciting and worthwhile things. My dissertation and other university coursework is taking up a lot of time, now that I’m in my final year with only a few months to go. I’ve been volunteering with my local Green Party each week, campaigning to get our Green MP re-elected. And best of all, I’m also extra-busy because I’ve become a core member of the Post Growth Institute.

They (we?!) are an international group exploring how we can chart a course to a shared sustainable prosperity beyond our addiction to growth-mania. We write this blog, run ongoing projects such as the (En)Rich List (a parody of the Forbes rich list) and Free Money Day, two of the co-directors are currently working on a book, and there’s also the Post Growth Alliance – a collaboration of over 40 like-minded groups, working together for extra impact. I’ve been a huge fan since I first came across this website a couple of years ago, and have waxed lyrical about them on my own blog many times.

So imagine my surprise and delight when they contacted me out of the blue a couple of months ago and asked me if I’d like to be involved! [Read more…]

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