A MESSAGE FROM THE FUTURE: THE STEADY STATE ECONOMY AND THE INCOMPATABILTY OF CAPITALISM

By Geoff Mosley Australian Director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy.

I want you to imagine that I am a time traveller coming back from the future to tell you about our steady state economy. I am not going to explain how it was achieved, or when. That is up to you and following generations. Hopefully though it will help you with your goal setting and give you some idea of what will need to be transformed and disposed of and I will comment on one of those – capitalism.

http://simplicitycollective.com/the-steady-state-economy-and-the-incompatibility-of-capitalism

[Although from Australia I found this to be very “North” centric and almost completely isolated from the rich currents of somewhat similar discussion taking place in Europe about degrowth, in the Andes about sumac kawsay or buen vivir, in Africa about ubuntu, etc. So it almost negates its own premisis that local responses are (or will be) at the centre of “salvation” from capitalism. Also by neglecting to mention the militarisation of capitalism to enforce inequality it becomes utopian about transition to a point bordering on irresponsible. That’s my opinion. Are there others out there? There are 114 followers of this site now but almost no commentary. Is there any interest or energy for an exchange about a transition to convivial degrowth in Canada ?]

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2 Responses to A MESSAGE FROM THE FUTURE: THE STEADY STATE ECONOMY AND THE INCOMPATABILTY OF CAPITALISM

  1. Carla says:

    Bob, I am very interested in degrowth. I am a doctoral candidate in law at Ottawa U, focusing on ‘ecological law’, which has degrowth at its root. I find your posts very helpful and interesting. I’m sorry for not engaging in discussion. I’m just too overstretched and barely have time to read what you share. But it’s great! Perhaps there are others in my position. Please keep sharing.
    Carla

  2. Mike says:

    We need to concern ourselves with poverty, war and ultimately the survival of mankind. In this vision, the great achievement is “the Unity of Humankind”. I believe that has to be the main goal for all of us who are concerned about any of these issues, for once we accomplish that goal, the problems can be solved. Anything else is just firefighting.

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