Creating global prosperity without economic growth

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Are we ready for tomorrow? Certainly we are more ready today than we were yesterday.  We finally seem to be on the verge of making real progress on climate change, despite current US setbacks.   Discussions are starting about food and water supply.  Discussions are getting more focused about what a post growth economy would look […]

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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.    The Politics of the Earth: Environmental Discourses – by John Dryzek In The Politics of the Earth John Dryzek uses the concept of discourse to explain the various perspectives on the environmental movement […]

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Notes on a Greener Economy

by Carl Schlyter on 20th November 2012

In this text Carl Schlyter, Member of the European Parliament for the Green Party of Sweden, offers some thoughts on policy actions that could lead to a greener and more liveable economy, including shorter working hours, more thoughtful subsidies, and better investments. The Uneconomic Economy Standard economic theory follows the logic of growth. Growth creates jobs, […]

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As a foreigner living in Greece, many of my friends and family scattered around the world have asked me about my take on the Greek debt crisis.  If there’s one thing that I like to tell people about the crisis, it’s that it is complex.  Most people and especially most media outlets try to simplify it, […]

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Around the world, people are gearing up to make some change … and give it away in so many creative ways.

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Material Wealth

by Amelia Bryne on 8th August 2012

When I started work on my non-fiction film Wealth (65 min, 2008) I had the uncomfortable feeling that making the film was going to make me want to give away everything I owned — or, some other drastic response appropriate to spending months looking closely at the clutter packed into many American homes. Yet, the […]

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On September 15, 2011, people handed out their own money to complete strangers, asking recipients to pass half on to someone else. Here are our reflections on the event, and details about Free Money Day 2012.

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Occupy Eyewitness – London

by Sharon Ede on 11th November 2011

Sharon’s observations in London on the day Occupy London commenced, and footage and reflections by Mike Freedman, including an interesting insight into Occupy from the perspective of the police.

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Good News and Bad News

by Jeremy Williams on 12th October 2011

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve read a series of good news stories that were accidentally written up in the business section as bad news.

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