Author Archives: Bob Thomson

It’s time to break up capitalism’s love affair with plastic

Plastics and degrowth: One of the more difficult questions. This article is a very good overview of the roots of the problem. Bob All this doesn’t stop manufacturers cynically trying to exploit people’s concerns over plastic waste. Many realized early … Continue reading

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Can degrowth steer us towards a sustainable future? – The Meteor

On a recent visit to Manchester Vincent Liegey discussed the myriad aspects of the degrowth movement and the upcoming international degrowth conference to be held in Manchester in 2020. https://www.themeteor.org/2019/12/13/can-degrowth-steer-us-towards-a-sustainable-future/

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‘Staggering’ New Data Shows Income of Top 1% Has Grown 100 Times Faster Than Bottom 50% Since 1970

Growth vs degrowth! by Julia Conley, staff writer “The bulk of a generation of economic growth has been captured and concentrated in a few hands, and many people have barely seen any of it.” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder … Continue reading

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Towards a new reconfiguration among the state, civil society and the market

Our goal is to outline the general aspects of a political agenda for a gradual transition to a commons-oriented, social knowledge economy. http://commonsstrategies.org/towards-a-new-reconfiguration-among-the-state-civil-society-and-the-market/

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CBC Ideas – December 2013 – The Degrowth Paradigm – Richard Swift

The degrowth movement is a relatively new contender in the economic and political debates that swirl around humanity’s future. Degrowthers believe we need a more modest and sane alternative to the constant pressures of expansion that are destroying the ecological … Continue reading

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Towards a new reconfiguration among the state, civil society and the market

Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis This essay tries to outline the general aspects of a political agenda for a gradual transition to a commons-oriented, social knowledge economy. http://commonsstrategies.org/towards-a-new-reconfiguration-among-the-state-civil-society-and-the-market/

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Mass consumerism is decimating our planet. This Black Friday, let’s take a stand

With climate catastrophe on the horizon, we should reject this orgy of consumption – and find joy in not shopping at all https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/29/mass-consumerism-black-friday-climate-catastrophe-consumption-shopping

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