Monthly Archives: February 2014

Suzuki: Measuring progress with GDP is a gross mistake

Governments, media and much of the public are preoccupied with the economy. That means demands such as those for recognition of First Nations treaty rights and environmental protection are often seen as impediments to the goal of maintaining economic growth. … Continue reading

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Essays on Frugal Abundance (1 of 4) by Serge Latouche

Essays on Frugal Abundance (1 of 4) by Serge Latouche Posted: 27 Feb 2014 01:46 PM PST Serge Latouche is Europe’s preeminent degrowth scholar – an original, deep, and provocative thinker. The Simplicity Institute is pleased to be publishing four … Continue reading

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How can Canada not afford a basic annual income?

By: Rob Rainer Kelly Ernst, Toronto Star, 27 February 2014 Toronto Star columnist Carol Goar suggests providing an income guarantee for all Canadians will break the bank (‘Basic annual income’ loaded with pitfalls, Feb. 25 “By endorsing a basic annual … Continue reading

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POPE FRANCIS AND KARL POLANYI

Autor: Alberto Rabilotta / Alainet.org translated by Jordan Bishop At the end of the 1920s, the economist Karl Polanyi wrote that it is necessary to transcend the individual Christian ethic, to recognize the reality of society, the ultimate and insuperable … Continue reading

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Making a non-capitalist green economy in Massachusetts

From “Non-capitalist political ecologies”, special section of the Journal of Political Ecology 21: 127-221 Making the green economy: politics, desire, and economic possibility Boone W. Shear, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA “I provide this outline of a ‘strong theory’ of … Continue reading

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Modernity degrowth and the Greens: A Letter from Sweden

Green European Journal 26/10/2012 Responding to the 3rd edition of the Green European Journal, ‘beyond growth/degrowth’, Michael Moon looks at the ecological movement’s relationship with modernity and science, and considers what implications this debate has for the Swedish Greens. Read … Continue reading

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Happiness Without Money? This Irish Community Proves It’s Possible

Mark Boyle, along with friends Thomas Smith and Jesse Pasteiner, is a living demonstration that people can thrive, not just survive, in a gift economy. In 2013, the trio founded An Teach Saor (Irish for ‘The Free House’) in County … Continue reading

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