Author Archives: Bob Thomson

Degrowth is anything but a strategy to reduce the size of GDP | degrowth.de

While agreeing with many points of van den Bergh’s excellent review of the growth versus climate debate, I would like point to to a fundamental misrepresentation of the quoted research on degrowth: degrowth is not a strategy “aimed at reducing … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe as a degrowth “case study”?

Trade on the Streets, and Off the Books, Keeps Zimbabwe Afloat This NYT article got me thinking about how a crisis like this might contribute to some understanding of how people respond to “degrowth”. Are there any positive or potential … Continue reading

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Degrowth in Movements: Artivism | P2P Foundation

Artivism is not really a movement. It’s more an attitude, a practice which exists on the fertile edges between art and activism. It comes into being when creativity and resistance collapse into each other. It’s what happens when our political … Continue reading

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Video: Giorgos Kallis and Jeroen van den Bergh debate a-growth or degrowth

A 1 hour and 3 minutes video of Giorgos Kallis and Jeroen van den Bergh debating a-growth or degrowth in Barcelona. Apparently there is a good summary in the first 25 minutes. https://youtu.be/EfAEjjTEPL4

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Peer to Peer: A path to Commons Transition

Michael Beuwens and Vasilis Kostakis, 12 January 2017 [An important contribution to a “macro” vision for degrowth?] What is P2P? And why is it important in building a commons-centric future? These are the questions we try to answer, by tying … Continue reading

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Degrowth and Transition debated on Dominican TV show

Transition Network’s Naresh Giangrande was recently in Dominica in the Caribbean, and while there he was part of a show with Earthbook TV which brought him together with Richard Swift, author of ‘SOS Alternatives to Capitalism’ and an editor of … Continue reading

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(Re)Inventing The Future with Nick Srnicek | P2P Foundation

This P2P blog is definitely worth subscribing to. Bob by Stacco Troncoso We continue the conversation on Universal Basic Income, this time with Demand the Future co-author Nick Srnicek. For more P2P-perspectives on Srnicek’s work, accelerationism and Demand the Future, please follow this link. Originally published in … Continue reading

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