Monthly Archives: November 2012

Degrowth: What neither side wants

Worth Reading, November 5th, 2012 by Steve Macoy The Obama and Romney campaigns both claim to be in favor of economic growth; they just see different paths to their goal. But I suspect large swaths of the baby-boom generation, at … Continue reading

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Only children can grow: a review of Degrowth

Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7:00PM | in Economy And Trade, Europe The Third Degrowth Conference has been an opportunity for rethinking the way the world should go about the transition toward a more sustainable economy. Economists, scientists, and social … Continue reading

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Would deliberate ‘degrowth’ increase Gross Domestic Happiness?

13 November 2012 Degrowth – Jon Morgan at the Dominion Posthas bravely (for a farming editor) interviewed Erik Assadourian, who proposes ‘over-developed’ economics deliberately contract the size of their economies… My knee jerk reaction is that would never work. No … Continue reading

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Why the EU must dare to debate ‘degrowth’

EU Observer, Nick Jacobs, 15 November 2012 What if, instead of saying that Europe must get back to growth, European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso decided to say the opposite? For all of its bluster, the current EU budget battle … Continue reading

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La consommation émergente n’est pas militante

Observatoire Société et Consommation (ObSoCo), 12 novembre 2012 La consommation collaborative est en train de s’installer durablement dans le paysage de la consommation, mais n’est pas liée à un rejet brutal du modèle de société actuel, conclut l‘Observatoire Société et … Continue reading

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SID article: Is growth good for women?

Society for International Development: As a follow up to the online launch of Development 55.3 ‘Gender and Economic Justice’, additional interviews and opinion pieces are being published in this week in DevelopmentPLUS. IN DEPTH: Elissa Braunstein, Colorado State University Gender, … Continue reading

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This year, I didn’t buy anything …

On the occasion of Buy Nothing Day, the Quebec Network for Voluntary Simplicity launches its campaign “A gift never-the-less.” For ecological reasons, financial, ideological or otherwise, it may be that you’re reluctant to participate in the big shopping spree preceding … Continue reading

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