Monthly Archives: December 2011

Green Economy: The maximum conscience of capitalism: Interview with Boaventura de Sousa Santos

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

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David Suzuki: Is a healthy economy good for people?

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

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Petrolcide

Every once in a while you see an image that really is worth a thousand words. Or maybe even an entire book!

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Voluntary Simplicity and Transition vs. Empire

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

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Post Growth: Who Is Our Goddess of Pleasure?

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

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Private sector in development- the growth mantra strikes back

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

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Guardian: Life after the end of economic growth

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

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