Monthly Archives: February 2015

Microeconomic degrowth: The case of Community Supported Agriculture

Abstract In this paper, we attempt to build a new microeconomic approach that could be considered as a basis of the degrowth macroeconomic view. As degrowth is a critique of the dominant macroeconomic model of the endless search for economic … Continue reading

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Corporate Power | State of Power 2015

This is what a convivial degrowth transition is up against. The fourth edition of TNI’s annual State of Power report, coinciding with the international meeting in Switzerland of what Susan George calls “the Davos class”. This series seeks to examine … Continue reading

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EconoSpeak: “Unemployment and Shorter Hours”

The excerpt below presents a hypothetical example of how reducing the hours of work can create jobs without assuming a fixed amount of work. It was developed by Howard G. Foster — then a teaching assistant at the New York … Continue reading

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Mapping the future of sustainable agriculture – Canadian Geographic

The face of farming is changing. Decades ago, industrial economies promised to feed the world with new mechanized and chemical farming methods. In the years since, however, many farmers have come to realize that increased yields come with hidden social, … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Oil: The Cheaper it Is, the More it Costs | The Simplicity Collective

by Samuel Alexander It would be fair to say that the timing of the sudden drop in the price of oil since June 2014 took energy and financial analysts by surprise. After averaging around US$110 per barrel since 2011 (IEA, … Continue reading

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UN: Economic Growth Is Not Enough- IPS/Other News

Analysis by Jessica Faieta* NEW YORK, Feb 23 2015 (IPS) – Recent new data show a worrying picture of Latin America and the Caribbean. Income poverty reduction has stagnated and the number of poor has risen — for the first … Continue reading

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People, planet, power: towards a new social settlement | New Economics Foundation

FEBRUARY 17, 2015 //WRITTEN BY: Anna Coote, Head of Social Policy These are NEF’s proposals for a new social settlement – a framework for deciding how we live together, what we expect from our governments and what we want to … Continue reading

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