Creating global prosperity without economic growth

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This article was originally published by Humanosphere and is reposted with permission from the authors The annual public letter from Bill and Melinda Gates has become a much-celebrated event in the global development calendar. But lost in the excitement around this year’s letter is the fact that it uses 6,000 words to paint a picture […]

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This is a guest post by Teresa Belton, originally published by Action for Happiness It was a beautiful day and I was enjoying riding my bike along a quiet cycle track, with trees and hedges on either side and birds singing. Suddenly, a thought came to me: most of the things that really make us […]

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This article originally appeared on Sharing.org. It’s high time UN agencies and the mainstream media acknowledge the true scale of global poverty and engage in a long overdue public debate on how ambitious and transformative the international development agenda really is.

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Tim Jackson is a rock-star. At least in the post growth community, in my opinion. He has helped to further an intelligent, deliberate conversation about what we need as people on this planet: a healthy, sustainable, people and planet friendly economy. His book, Prosperity Without Growth, is by far one of the best reads on the subject […]

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In Transition

by Joshua Nelson on 11th July 2010

The Transition Movement is about creating more resiliency in local communities in order to respond to the “Hydrocarbon Twins” of peak oil and climate change positively. It is about creating a better, more sustainable way of living in a world without oil and with an altered climate. Both of these shocks to the world are […]

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Why do we work? Profit, it turns out, isn’t the only reason—and that’s great news for a steady state economy.

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The virtual omnipresence of the internet (no pun intended) has altered the way humanity interacts in absolutely unbelievable ways. Two years ago I was working hard in my nine-to-five job, trying to pay down my school debt and keep up with the grind, when I started writing on a virtually unheard of topic in mainstream […]

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Can the economy continue to grow on a finite planet? Some have already realized the answer to this question is an unequivocal “no” and moved onto the question of “what next?” Perhaps we should not necessarily ask ourselves “what’s next?” but how do we get to “next” in the first place? (you can read why […]

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Measuring Progress

by Joshua Nelson on 5th January 2010

photo © 2008 Brooks Elliott | more info (via: Wylio) What makes you feel as though you are progressing in life? Do you measure your success by the dollars in the bank? Perhaps you count the amount of cars you own, or boats, or socks, or elephants? Here’s a radical idea – do you measure […]

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