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, […]
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?
The Establishment: And How They Get Away With It by Owen Jones The Establishment is an eye-opening, compelling and sometimes horrifying analysis of the UK’s ruling elite and how they got to be in power. One of the reviews on the back-cover reads: “you will be enlightened and angry” which I think is about right. I’ve […]
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.
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 […]
The way we talk about the issues we care about is, in fact, very important.
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, […]
1). Getting the usual ‘experts’ together to plan for a better future. This always leads to tinkering with existing (flawed) plans, and excludes those most affected by such plans. Need: Involve mostly “different” people and start by focusing not on plans, but on values, beliefs, world views, paradigms—then feelings and passions—then, emergent from these, hopes, […]
Growth doesn’t only perpetuate unsustainable consumption, but social injustices as well. Through the experiences of one civilian in Afghanistan, we are encouraged to consider the complexity of global politics, as well as our own complicitness.