Monthly Archives: February 2015

London: climate change flood risk

From insurance industry reports – They don’t talk about degrowth but they know where growth is taking us. More than 300,000 homes in London are at risk of flooding from the Thames and the capital’s numerous other rivers, according to … Continue reading

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UNCIVILISATION: THE DARK MOUNTAIN MANIFESTO

Another manifestation of degrowth? One R&D member commented that they seem to be influenced by Autonomism and also by Situationism. “Those who witness extreme social collapse at first hand seldom describe any deep revelation about the truths of human existence. … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Frugal Economy – Peer to Peer Capitalism or Revolution?

In the United States and across Europe, vertically integrated value chains controlled by large companies are already being challenged by new consumer-orchestrated value ecosystems, which allow consumers to design, build, market, distribute, and trade goods and services among themselves, eliminating … Continue reading

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Summer School on Degrowth and Environmental Justice

How many followers of this site would be interested? Where could we get support/funding to do something like this in Canada? At a summer camp, university, community centre? http://www.degrowth.org/summer-school-on-degrowth-and-environmental-justice Bob

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Other cities in crisis can learn from Detroit’s bankruptcy-fostered Degrowth Machine Politics

The city of Detroit was one of the major casualties of the 2008 financial crisis, finally filing for bankruptcy in July 2013. Seth Schindler looks at how the city’s bankruptcy has acted as a catalyst for change. He writes that … Continue reading

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Steven Poole: beware growthspeak | Books | The Guardian

The term economic “growth” is so familiar we can easily forget that it’s a metaphor. Nothing is actually growing. What is happening is that some number representing GDP is higher than a previous such number. And there are well-known problems … Continue reading

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The Degrowth Alternative

The Great Transition Network hosts a bi-monthly discussion which focuses on new GTN viewpoints. This month it was based on “The Degrowth Alternative,” by Giorgos Kallis. It is published here and selected GTN comments will be published on their website … Continue reading

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