Monthly Archives: April 2014

James Robertson’s Newsletter No. 46 – April 2014

A theme of my Newsletter No 43 was that the business-as-usual world of today shows symptoms of “madness”. The theme of this newsletter is similar, but for a change we can think of them as “short-sightedness”. The background is that … Continue reading

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Swedish city to test 6 hour work day

A city council in Sweden is set to cut the number of hours its staff members work down to just six – while keeping them on full pay. The controversial economic experiment will see municipal workers in Gothenburg, the country’s … Continue reading

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Why a consumer society can’t fix the climate

Ted Trainer, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Policy makers throughout the industrialized world generally assume that humankind can solve serious global problems by adopting better technologies and regulations—without questioning the viability of consumer-capitalist societies. This faith is mistaken. The big … Continue reading

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Climate crisis: The rich don’t want solutions

The roots of degrowth are fed by the impacts of climate change, which are the result of our excessive societal and industrial metabolism. The latest IPCC report is feeding awareness (I hope) of a new degrowth diet craze, or perhaps … Continue reading

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GDP: An Economic Gauge, Imperfect but Vital? NY Times

The NY Times, voice of “intelligent” capitalism, discusses a degrowth issue! For a degrowth perspective Google http://www.google.ca/#q=Degrowth+gdp In “G.D.P.: A Brief but Affectionate History,” Diane Coyle, a British economist, conveys a sophisticated understanding of an economic standby, the quarterly measure … Continue reading

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