Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Critique of Techno-Optimism: Efficiency without Sufficiency is Lost

A Critique of Techno-Optimism: Efficiency without Sufficiency is Lost Posted: 14 Feb 2014 04:43 PM PST ABSTRACT: “Technological optimists believe that humanity will be able to solve environmental problems primarily through technological application and advancement, while continuing to focus attention … Continue reading

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The Incredible Shrinking Man

Now here’s an aspect of degrowth I haven’t seen before! Researching the implications of downsizing the human species to better fit the earth The Incredible Shrinking Man is a speculative design research about the consequences of downsizing the human species to … Continue reading

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When Conventional Success Is No Longer Possible, Degrowth and the Black Market Beckon

I just ran across this blog which looks at degrowth from a very different perspective /discourse – North American youth unemployment. Charles Hugh Smith February 7, 2014 – Of two minds http://www.oftwominds.com/blogfeb14/degrowth-market2-14.html “Phantom economies tend to give rise to gray … Continue reading

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A universal basic income and degrowth

An article well worth reading through. There’s no way toward a sustainable future without tackling environmentalism’s old stumbling blocks: consumption and jobs. And the way to do that is through a universal basic income. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/01/alive-in-the-sunshine/

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