Creating global prosperity without economic growth

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The last few years have seen a growing wave of protest, civil dissent and activism all over the world – could this be the stirrings of a new democracy?

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This article originally appeared on freemoneyday.org.  In a world where hoarding wealth is considered the norm, giving money to complete strangers, with no strings attached, seems like a radical idea. Yet, for the hundreds who have taken part in Free Money Day since its humble beginnings in 2011, there is a knowing that greater sharing is […]

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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.  Revolution – directed by Rob Stewart The second feature film of Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart, Revolution is a beautifully wrought tale of the biggest threats to our planet and the movement to reverse them. […]

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In this well-researched piece Brett Scott argues that the vision of a free-floating digital cryptocurrency economy, divorced from the politics of colossal banks and aggressive governments, is under threat.

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This 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. […]

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I’m sure you’ve heard that everyone – or, at least, everyone who cares – will be marching for the climate this weekend. If you’re not marching, then you’re not doing anything at all, or so we’re told. False dichotomies aside though, I won’t be marching this weekend. I’ll be taking action instead.

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Creating true global prosperity, even starting on a much smaller scale, can only be achieved through the ongoing investments we make in time, energy, and creative collaboration. While it’s true that we have incredible collective resources with which to solve problems and create beauty, it is equally true that the deep investments required to create […]

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Editor’s note: This article, which offers a view into the Australian degrowth/post-growth landscape was originally published on the website for the 2014 degrowth conference that will occur on September 2-6 in Leipzig, Germany. Check out the conference here! Australia’s two-speed economy, in which those engaged in mineral extraction flourish while the rest flounder, seems to […]

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Editor’s note: Benita Matofska, founder and chief sharer of The People Who Share, writes about how Global Sharing Day got started. This article was first published by Shareable in March 2014. For further reading, check out Benita’s article What is the Sharing Economy? It all started on a rainy day in Brighton, UK, back in May 2012. I […]

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