Trump, Sanders, and the Collapse of the American Oligarchy

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, […]

What We’re Reading Now – July 2015

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 […]

Ecocide – An Evolution of Law

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 […]

Complex Layers of the Greek Debt Crisis

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, […]

10 Mistakes to Avoid While Creating a Better World

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, […]