Monthly Archives: July 2011

NYT: Republicans, Zealots and Our Security [and degrowth]

New York Times Op-Ed By Nicholas Kristof, July 23, 2011 [Editor’s note: I post this here because the US debt is symbolic of the ponzi scheme of money per se. With banks lending around $9 (or more) for every dollar … Continue reading

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On Nauru, a Sinking Feeling

By Marcus Stephen New York Times, July 18, 2011 I forgive you if you have never heard of my country. At just 8 square miles, about a third of the size of Manhattan, and located in the southern Pacific Ocean, … Continue reading

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A Global Minimum Wage System

The FT’s Economists’ Forum   Tom Palley, New America Foundation [Editor’s note: Unlike the degrowth discussion of a basic income, this proposal is directed at actually increasing consumption.] The global economy is suffering from severe shortage of demand. In developed … Continue reading

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Sumaq Kawsay: Germinating alternatives to development

by Eduardo Gudynas, Centro Latino Americano de Ecología Social Sumaq Kawsay (Quechua), Suma Qamaña (Aymara), Buen vivir (Spanish), Good Living or Living Well (English) encompasses a set of ideas coming forward as both a reaction and an alternative to conventional … Continue reading

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Demographic growth: a real challenge for Cuba

Granma, 14 July 2011 María Elena Alvarez Ponce HAVANA.—The celebration in Cuba of World Population Day 2011 turned into an opportunity to reflect on the current and long-term demographic dynamics in Cuba and the challenges that this implies for society … Continue reading

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Susan George and the evils of inequity

Brewster Kneen reviews Susan George‘s book “Whose Crisis, Whose Future” [Note: Susan’s choice of the title was “Their Crises, Our Solutions” which is the French version’s title.] Inequity has long been the subject of Susan George’s research and writing, and … Continue reading

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THE END OF GLOBALIZATION

by Gunter Pauli Thursday, June 30, 2011 http://www.gunterpauli.com/gunterpauli.com/Blog/Entries/2011/6/30_THE_END_OF_GLOBALIZATION.html For decades the world economy has been on a path towards globalization. The drive to achieve ever larger economies of scale, at ever lower marginal costs pushed manufacturing to standardize, slashing expenses … Continue reading

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