This article is about the impact of raising children in egalitarian communities. Free play in nature is important for children. I interviewed dozens of members of two egalitarian communities, rural Acorn community in Virginia, US (30 adults and one child at the time of research in 2014) and suburban Kummune Niederkaufungen near to Kassel in Germany […]
This article was originally published by Capital Institute “The collapse of urban cultures is an event much more frequent than most observers realize. Often, collapse is well underway before societal elites become aware of it, leading to scenes of leaders responding retroactively and ineffectively as their society collapses around them.” – Sander Vander Leeuw, Archaeologist, […]
This article was originally published on Bronislaw Magazine, under a Creative Commons License. Acorn community is composed of 30 adults running an enterprise and sharing land and income. This essay describes the personal experience of living in this commune that wants to change the basic tenets of capitalist economic system and work organization. “Relationship represents […]
The real crisis is not the influx of refugees to Europe per se but a toxic combination of destabilising foreign policy agendas, economic austerity and the rise of right-wing nationalism, which is likely to push the world further into social and political chaos in the months ahead.
Pictures of windmills and farmers markets are great, but they don’t capture the diversity and radicalism of the new economy movement. Here are a couple of artists’ visualisations of the movement, based on reader’s ideas submitted to YES! Magazine. The results are beautiful.
“…Progress is one of the most powerful notions in the modern world” writes John Dryzek in The Politics of the Earth. I’m inclined to agree with him. Progress acts as a kind of meta-narrative, an incredibly potent and pervasive trope that is woven through stories ancient and contemporary, and forms a core part of our […]
This is part of an ongoing series highlighting what our members are currently reading (and watching!) in the Post Growth and sustainability realms. The Bees, Laline Paull Moving beyond existing economic and social frameworks to post-growth ways of living requires immense creativity. When we’re able to see the world from a radically different point of view than […]
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 […]
Editor’s note: On the Post Growth blog we regularly feature local, often small-scale ways of making change. Change on the larger scale – to our political, economic, and legal structures, is of course important too. In this article the author shares with us a European initiative that aims to do just that. If you happen […]