Monthly Archives: September 2015

Degrowth is Not a Choice Available to Those Impoverished by Capital

Excerpts from an interview with Firoze Manji. An important contribution to the degrowth “discourse”. Read the full interview at http://newsclick.in/international/degrowth-not-choice-available-those-impoverished-capital In Africa we need growth: not the mythical one measured by GDP growth that reflects the enrichment of the few … Continue reading

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Shorter work hours degrow stress and increase efficiency

Starting work before 10am isn’t just soul crushing, this scientist says it’s equivalent to torture Companies who are forcing workers to start earlier than 10am are placing major stress on the emotional and physical systems of their employees and effectively … Continue reading

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Two Raging Grannies try to figure out the global economy and growth

Extremely interesting and funny documentary about two old ladies wondering economic growth.  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KnnNPxk3vgI&t=175 http://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/2015/09/16/films/film-reviews/two-raging-grannies-try-figure-global-economy/#.VgEGL8tVLqD

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Creative self-destruction: Climate crisis and ‘green capitalism’

Large corporations get away with ecocidal behaviour by obscuring the link between endless economic growth and environmental destruction The upcoming Paris climate talks in December this year have been characterized as humanity’s last chance to respond to climate change. Many … Continue reading

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Papal encyclical calls for care for our common home

Humanity is called to take note of the need for changes in lifestyle and changes in methods of production and consumption to combat global climate change, or at least the human causes that produce and accentuate it, says Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Bristol New Economy Summit 2015 12-13th October

Today’s mainstream economy: We depend on a global financial industrial system with immense productive capacity, but we’re hitting the physical limits of the earth’s systems – climate change looms, allocation of resources is very unequal, dissent is growing. The good … Continue reading

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Why Money Isn’t Everything – Home | Ideas with Paul Kennedy | CBC Radio

The world over, alternative currencies are helping societies solve key issues. In Japan, volunteers earn redeemable friendship tokens when they care for the elderly. In Brazil, one city’s garbage crisis disappeared when it gave people bus tokens for their trash. … Continue reading

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