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The Great Climate Migration Has Begun

By 2070, the kind of extremely hot zones, like in the Sahara, that now cover less than 1 percent of the earth’s land surface could cover nearly a fifth of the land, potentially placing one of every three people alive … Continue reading

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To Pay for the Pandemic, Dry Out the Tax Havens

The costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and its massive economic fallout are difficult to estimate, but the sums will be enormous. The first U.S. stimulus package alone exceeded $2 trillion. Then there is the loss of life, reduced economic … Continue reading

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Advocates hopeful CERB will pave way for universal basic income

Advocates for a universal basic income say they’re hopeful the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program, introduced to help unemployed and underemployed Canadians through the pandemic, will pave the way toward a more equitable system for all. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/universal-basic-income-cerb-transition-1.5643096

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More than 1,000 experts call for Degrowth as a post-COVID-19 path

New Roots for the Economy: academics, experts, artists, activists and organizations from around the world demand a farewell to our economy’s growth dependency to avoid further crises. In the turmoil of the crisis, our everyday lives are being shaken up. … Continue reading

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From Rebellion to Revolution | Progressive International – Kali Akuno

The Floyd rebellion is changing the world before our very eyes. What type of change and to what degree it will shift the balance of forces between rulers and ruled, haves and the have-nots remains to be seen. What is … Continue reading

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Constructive criticism of degrowth is NOT support for growth: a response to Forbes – Research and Degrowth (R&D)

In a recent article for Forbes, Corbin K Barthold makes several allegations against the idea of degrowth without having a clear understanding of the concept. He also includes some quotations – originally reported in a different article (by Aaron Timms) … Continue reading

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Is a Four-Day Work Week the Secret to Saving the Planet?

Perpetual economic growth is driving climate change and making us miserable. The degrowth movement offers a way out by Brad Badelt Illustration by Natalie Vineberg Updated 17:06, Jun. 10, 2020 | Published 13:23, Jun. 10, 2020 Economic growth has long … Continue reading

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Will this pandemic’s legacy be a universal basic income? – Macleans.ca

The Great Depression of the 1930s gave us the Bank of Canada, Employment Insurance (EI) and federal equalization payments. The Great Recession of 2008 produced a revolution in monetary policy and a legacy of concern about household debt. Will the … Continue reading

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Naomi Klein: How big tech plans to profit from the pandemic

It has taken some time to gel, but something resembling a coherent pandemic shock doctrine is beginning to emerge. Call it the Screen New Deal. Far more hi-tech than anything we have seen during previous disasters, the future that is … Continue reading

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The case for degrowth in a time of pandemic | openDemocracy

The time is ripe for us to refocus on what really matters: not GDP, but the health and wellbeing of our people and our planet. he pandemic has lain bare the fragility of existing economic systems. Wealthy nations have more … Continue reading

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