Author Archives: Bob Thomson

Every time a civilization is in crisis, there is a return of the commons’ — An I nterview with Michel Bauwens

The commons are nothing new. History has always counted citizens pooling resources and managing them collectively and autonomously. https://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/every-time-a-civilization-is-in-crisis-there-is-a-return-of-the-commons-an-interview-with-michel-bauwens

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Carbon footprint of tourism in Barcelona

Abstract – Tourism Management – Volume 70, February 2019, Pages 491-504 This study evaluates the carbon footprint (CF) of Barcelona tourist activity taking into account the above 30 million visitors who visit the city every year. This study analyzes the … Continue reading

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Growing pain: the delusion of boundless economic growth

“To meet the demands of the Green New Deal, which proposes to convert the US economy to zero emissions, renewable power by 2030, there will be a lot more of these mines gouged into the crust of the earth. That’s … Continue reading

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The Problem is Capitalism – George Monbiot, Guardian 25th April 2019

While some people have rejected capitalism gladly and swiftly, I’ve done so slowly and reluctantly. Part of the reason was that I could see no clear alternative. But as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to recognise two things. First, that … Continue reading

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Why degrowth is the only responsible way forward | openDemocracy

A reduction of economic activity is necessary and just – and can lead to human flourishing. To sustain the natural basis of our life, we must slow down. We have to reduce the amount of extraction, pollution, and waste throughout … Continue reading

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The Sequel: Life After Economic Growth

By Shaun Chamberlin | November 15, 2018 Our globalised world finds itself caught on the horns of a seemingly impossible dilemma – either cease growing, and so collapse the economy on which we all depend, or continue to grow until … Continue reading

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Research on Degrowth. Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Annual Review of Environment and Resources Giorgos Kallis, Vasilis Kostakis, Steffen Lange, Barbara Muraca, Susan Paulson, Matthias Schmelzer A good (but dense) 26 page overview of degrowth research DOWNLOAD Contents 1. INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . … Continue reading

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