Monthly Archives: December 2011

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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