Re-imagining the Future After the Corona Crisis The Coronavirus pandemic has already taken countless lives and it is uncertain how it will develop in the future. While people on the front lines of healthcare and basic social provisioning are fighting against the spread of the virus, caring for the sick and keeping essential operations running,… Continue reading Degrowth: New Roots for the Economy
We are delighted to republish this piece, collaboratively written by roughly 40 scholars and activists affiliated with the Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance (FaDA), a network that aims at making feminist reasoning an integral part of degrowth. More information about FADA in the endnote. Collaborative Feminist Degrowth: Pandemic as an Opening for a Care-Full Radical Transformation… Continue reading This Pandemic as an Opening for a Care-Full Radical Transformation
In this article we’d like to offer some new thinking: a policy proposal that we feel has the potential to be transformative. At its simplest, our proposal involves providing self-selecting unemployed public housing residents with a basic, living wage. With housing and other basic needs secured, the goal would be to enable these public residents to participate voluntarily in the creation of ‘simple living’ communities and neighbourhoods that are sustainable, resilient, and consistent with human flourishing.
Open letter by Marga Mediavilla to Fridays For A Future. reposted from 15/15\15. “There is one thing that worries me. In your speeches on climate change you can find demands for very ambitious decarbonization objectives..... According to my knowledge and according to the studies we are making in our group, such ambitious goals as these… Continue reading Open letter to Fridays For A Future. It’s time for action, but, what action?
This interesting interview appeared in the Australian journal, Overland. It is relevant to many of the concerns discussed here. Frankel's open access book, Fictions of Sustainability, is very good. Thanks to Zacharias Szumer for this. Here is the beginning of the interview - follow the link at the end for the rest of it. Is… Continue reading Utopian thinking in the ether: an interview with Boris Frankel
Repost from The Conversation The typical suburban backyard of the future? Retrosuburbia.com (with permission) Samuel Alexander, University of Melbourne and Brendan Gleeson, University of Melbourne Suburban affluence is the defining image of the good life under capitalism, commonly held up as a model to which all humanity should aspire. More than half of the world’s… Continue reading The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future
by Kevin Albertson Originally published 9 Nov, 2018 on the Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) website, also 10 Nov, on the RSA site. Here we reproduce the hyperlinked MMU version. Professor Kevin Albertson explains how World War I has shaped economic warfare in the modern world. #Armistice100: When will the industries of war fall silent? Professor… Continue reading Of Markets and Militaries: When will the industries of war fall silent?
An economy that does not grow? Mark H Burton pdf version Reposted from Steady State Manchester There is now plenty of evidence that economic growth is highly problematic for human welfare and survival. The evidence comes from three domains. 1) The ecological: continual growth uses up the resources that supply and the sinks that… Continue reading An economy that does not grow?
Does a greener future lie ahead? Joe Herbert, Author provided Joe Herbert, Newcastle University As the Brexit negotiations wrap up and Theresa May’s deal is lambasted by Remainers and Leavers alike, it’s still far from clear what the future holds for the United Kingdom. On March 29 2019, it is due to leave the European… Continue reading Degrowth is the radical post-Brexit future the UK needs