Monthly Archives: September 2014

DIY soap meets big economic ideas at Degrowth 2014

Sam Bliss – grist.org I’m standing in a seemingly endless line of hungry conference-goers. The food tastes even better after you’ve served it and smelled it for half an hour. The meal was part of the Fourth International Conference on Degrowth … Continue reading

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EJOLT: Joan Martinez-Alier reviews Naomi Klein’s new book

Naomi Klein’s new book, This changes everything. Capitalism vs the Climate (Allen Lane, London, 2014), puts climate change at the centre of politics. She makes the connection (local-global) with movements everywhere against oil, coal and gas extraction; one could add … Continue reading

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The 4th International Degrowth Conference: New Convergences

by David Bollier, Sep 17, 2014 In a sign of the growing convergence of alternative economic movements, the Degrowth movement’s fourth international conference in Leipzig, Germany, last week attracted more than 2,700 people. While a large portion of the conference … Continue reading

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IPS Leipzig: Only the Crazy and Economists Believe Growth is Endless

By Justin Hyatt LEIPZIG, Sep 22 2014 (IPS) – From the mid-20th century onwards, economic growth has come to count as a self-evident goal in economic policies and GDP to be seen as the most important index for measuring economic … Continue reading

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We need economic ‘degrowth’ to stop a carbon budget blowout

SamuelAlexander Research fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne A newly released report called Better Growth, Better Climate draws the seductive conclusion that “we can create lasting economic growth while also tackling the immense risks of climate change”. But … Continue reading

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Enric Duran, Michel Bauwens & Amir Taaki announce Fair Coop:Earth Coop for a fair economy

Fair.Coop. The Earth cooperative for a fair economy. * Today September 17 the first open global cooperative will see the light. Its goal is to introduce an alternative to the economic system imposed by the elites. Fair.coop‘s main objectives are … Continue reading

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Beyond Development: Alternative visions from Latin America

The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the Transnational Institute published an English version of this text from the Permanent Working Group on Alternatives to Development in August 2013, and were giving out free paperback copies at the Leipzig Degrowth conference last … Continue reading

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