Amid the financial crisis, “which in a way is concealing all other crises”, there isn’t much room to make progress in the formulation of alternatives within the framework of Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, says sociologist Boaventura de … Continue reading
Posted 7 December 2011 Sadly, for many political and business leaders, [money] is all that counts. But it shouldn’t be. We need a new way of looking at what it means to live well within the Earth’s natural systems. We … Continue reading
Every once in a while you see an image that really is worth a thousand words. Or maybe even an entire book!
Posted by Samuel Alexander on Nov 29, 2011 The age of globalization is upon us, and it could be that any attempt to realize a degrowth or steady-state economy will face forms of resistance today that may not have been … Continue reading
Posted by Steven Liaros on November 29, 2011 The problem is unemployment; only growth can create the jobs. Schools and hospitals are underfunded; the answer is faster growth. We can’t afford to protect the environment; the solution is more growth. … Continue reading
A Eurodad blog post by Jeroen Kwakkenbo, 13 October 2011 Thirty development finance institutions (DFIs) and multilateral development banks (MDBs) recently launched a report entitled “International Financial Institutions and development through the private sector.” (PDF) The purpose of this report … Continue reading
Richard Heinberg The Guardian Wednesday 30 November 2011 A continually rising GDP is not necessarily possible – or even desirable. So why do policymakers obsess over it? Read the article