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Environmental Values, Human Nature, and Economic Democracy, by Gregory M. Mikkelson

Gregory M. Mikkelson <gregory.mikkelson> Department of Philosophy and School of Environment, McGill University 19 December 2016 Abstract: Recent social science indicates that the public at large behave more ethically, and favor environmental protection more strongly, than do the wealthiest minority. … Continue reading

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The degrowth of insects – an apocalypse Is here – Other News

Not your “classic” degrowth article, but something to think about resulting from growth. Because insects are legion, inconspicuous and hard to meaningfully track, the fear that there might be far fewer than before was more felt than documented. People noticed … Continue reading

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Degrowth and the city

The degrowth hypothesis posits that a radical, multiscalar reorganization of society is needed in order to achieve a drastic reduction in resource and energy consumption and therefore remain within the planetary boundaries. Degrowth now operates as starting point for envisaging … Continue reading

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Michel Bauwens: Introduction to commons-based peer production | P2P Foundation

This video from IASC COMMONS covers the evolution of the commons through history, and the role of the commons in the current shift from labor-based capitalism to contribution-based capitalism and the potential for post-capitalist developments in this particular context https://blog.p2pfoundation.net/michel-bauwens-introduction-to-commons-based-peer-production/2019/01/14

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Degrowth: A Call for Radical Abundance

When orthodox economists first encounter the idea of degrowth, they often jump to the conclusion that the objective is to reduce GDP. And because they see GDP as equivalent to social wealth, this makes them very upset. Nothing could be … Continue reading

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Open and Collaborative Developments

Open and Collaborative Developments by Patrick Van Zwanenberg, Mariano Fressoli, Valeria Arza, Adrian Smith and Anabel Marin. Download PDF https://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/bitstream/handle/123456789/13128/Open%20and%20Collaborative.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y Experimentation with radically open and collaborative ways of producing knowledge and material artefacts can be found everywhere – from the … Continue reading

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How Peer-to-Peer Can Change the World – DIF 2018

In this podcast, Michel Bauwens joins some dots together and explains why the open source movement, the growing prevalence of peer-to-peer sharing economy platforms and new technologies like blockchain create the potential to create a fundamentally different economic model that … Continue reading

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