Monthly Archives: November 2016

Preparing for the End of Consumer Society

Consumer society as a system of social organization appears to be in jeopardy on a number of fronts. First, populations across North America, Europe and most of Asia are ageing, and demographic change is shifting preferences away from lifestyles premised … Continue reading

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What will spark a degrowth movement in the USA?

By Sam Bliss In [some] ways degrowth is too positive for the United States. Bear with me. Barbara Muraca, an Italian environmental philosopher who arrived at Oregon State University two years ago, says that ecological intellectuals in the U.S. urge … Continue reading

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Reflections on Trump Election – Roberto Savio IPS

Another thoughtful look at the future CUZCO, Peru, Nov 2016 (IPS) – From the city of Cuzco, where the Inca culture was subjugated by the Spanish conqueror, I am watching how the world inexorably leads to a different measure of … Continue reading

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Does the Economy Really Need to Keep Growing – The Atlantic

Most things don’t grow forever. If a person grew at the same rate for his [her] whole life, [s]he’d become gigantic and perhaps perish (or else rule the world). Yet most economists are united around the idea that the economy … Continue reading

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A Moment That Illuminates Our Structural Challenges | P2P Foundation

We stand on the threshold of a much larger discussion about new socio-economic frameworks for meeting needs and new political systems for governing ourselves.  I see great promise in commons providing new modes of democratic governance and self-organization – at … Continue reading

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#ACCELERATE MANIFESTO for an Accelerationist Politics

Accel­er­a­tion­ism pushes towards a future that is more mod­ern, an altern­at­ive mod­ern­ity that neo­lib­er­al­ism is inher­ently unable to gen­er­ate. http://criticallegalthinking.com/2013/05/14/accelerate-manifesto-for-an-accelerationist-politics/

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De-Constructing Growth

Abstract: “De-[Constructing] Growth” is offered as a more nuanced conceptualization that avoids the negative connotations of, and resistance to, “degrowth” by decoupling profit from unsustainable consumption, production, and inequality. Keywords: degrowth; sustainable consumption; sustainable production; inequality; sustainability; employment http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/8/11/1140/htm

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