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Transforming Production: An Open Design Distributed Manufacturing Symposium | P2P Foundation

by Jose Ramos A quiet revolution has been underway in material production, in agriculture, construction and manufacturing. A global design commons now provides people with opportunities to draw on a global legacy of human creativity. New technologies allow people to produce … Continue reading

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The OECD and the Hegemony of Growth

The 400 page book can be downloaded from this dropbox folder. In modern society, economic growth is considered to be the primary goal pursued through policy-making. But when and how did this perception become widely adopted among social scientists, politicians, … Continue reading

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How degrowth relates to other movements | degrowth.de

With over 30 texts collected in the project Degrowth in Movement(s) we seek to offer opposition to both the prevailing paradigm of growth, and to the increase in tendencies disdainful of human life and values. The project Degrowth in Movement(s) … Continue reading

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Special issue on Degrowth at the Journal of Political Ecology

Volume 24 (2017) of the JPE has a special section of 15 articles (#s 23 to 37 of 38) on “Degrowth, Culture and Power” edited by Lisa L. Gezon and Susan Paulson Below are the links to a PDF of … Continue reading

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What Quebec Can Teach Us About Creating a Social Economy – Resilience

These scenes of economic activity are different in a notable way from similar ones occurring throughout North America. Each enterprise involves a cooperative or non-profit organization — which together make up 8-10 percent of the province’s GDP. More than 7,000 … Continue reading

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A Degrowth Fable: No More Devil’s Bargains by Aaron Vansintjan

One autumn, a farmer has a killer harvest — but he doesn’t have a barn to store it in. “If only I had the money, or enough able hands, to build a new barn,” he says to himself. Then, out … Continue reading

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Finally, a breakthrough alternative to growth economics – the doughnut

Monbiot in the Guardian In Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, Kate Raworth of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute reminds us that economic growth was not, at first, intended to signify wellbeing. Simon Kuznets, who standardised … Continue reading

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