Monthly Archives: December 2011

Top censored stories for 2011 + stories of hope and change

Not a degrowth nor slowcialism topic, but interesting end of the calendar year reading. Project Censored has published its annual list of top censored press stories for 2011. It’s a bummer of course, but they do publish a follow-up of … Continue reading

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Why ‘Shared Value’ Can’t Fix Capitalism

Steven Denning, Forbes, 20 December 2011 Throughout 2011, Michael Porter, strategy guru extraordinaire, and Mark Kramer have been championing the idea of “shared value” as a way of “fixing capitalism.” It began with their article entitled How To Fix Capitalism … Continue reading

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NL-AID: Limits to Growth and Beyond – Part 1

Posted at NL-AID 26 December 2011 Some, who may feel that within the limits of economics infinity is a rather silly idea, take it out to a point where it is claimed that human ingenuity is limitless and capable of … Continue reading

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Limits to Economic Growth

Posted 20 Dec 2011 It is pleasing to see an increasing number of people starting to recognise that what we are seeing with the ‘economic downturn’ are the results of an unsustainable expansionist economic system that only works when it … Continue reading

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Mr Monbiot’s mistaken metaphor?

Posted on December 19, 2011 by robertkyriakides George Monbiot is arguing that “they bailed out the banks in days. But even deciding to bail out the planet is taking decades.” Unfortunately Mr Monbiot’s is accurate but perhaps not in the … Continue reading

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How to motivate the rich to consume and produce more sustainably

By Mohan Munasinghe* How Millennium Consumption Goals (MCGs) for the rich can make the planet more sustainable for everyone. This novel concept was recently proposed , with consumption targets that will enable the rich to make development more sustainable, while … Continue reading

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Do Less with Less, and Love It: Vancouver’s Degrowth advocates

That’s the message of Vancouver’s Degrowth advocates, who scoff at city hall’s ‘greenest city’ pledge. By Justin Ritchie, Today, TheTyee.ca Unless you attended a debate, snatched up an inaugural copy of the Vancouver Degrowth newspaper, or caught sight of one … Continue reading

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