events

Economy and livelihoods after Covid-19: Save the date, 1-4 Sept. 2020

Economy and livelihoods after Covid-19 A global on-line symposium of the International Degrowth Network and the International Society for Ecological Economics. September 1 to September 4th, 2020, University of Manchester. The sessions will be in the afternoons BST. Join us for this symposium over four days. We’ll be considering the implications of the global Covid-19… Continue reading Economy and livelihoods after Covid-19: Save the date, 1-4 Sept. 2020

Critique, Republished pieces

Open letter to Fridays For A Future. It’s time for action, but, what action?

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?

books, Republished pieces

Utopian thinking in the ether: an interview with Boris Frankel

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

Critique

Is the Degrowth Movement Delusional?

See also this article by list member Andrea Grainger: In defence of degrowth: The climate movement and socialist movements must come together to build a new progressive movement.  Open Democracy, 5 September, 2019. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Is the Degrowth Movement Delusional? by Steve Gwynne In his latest article, Leigh Phillips, a strong advocate of 'Socialist Growth' and… Continue reading Is the Degrowth Movement Delusional?

Critique

Green New Deals – the degrowth perspective

Most recent update: 18 May,, 2020 The idea of a Green New Deal (or New Green Deal), despite first appearing more than 10 years ago, has become very popular in recent months. These Green New Deals "make an analogy to the response to the Depression of the 1930s with an idea today that with greater… Continue reading Green New Deals – the degrowth perspective

News

The International Degrowth Conference 2020 will be in Manchester

Update:  for more details click HERE. The next (7th) International Degrowth Conference will be in Manchester, 1st to 5th September 2020.  The theme will be "Building Alternative Livelihoods in times of ecological and political crisis". Key Principles will be: High social impact and low environmental damageParticipationConstructive dialogueEquality, diversity and presence More information to follow in… Continue reading The International Degrowth Conference 2020 will be in Manchester

Republished pieces

Of Markets and Militaries: When will the industries of war fall silent?

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?

books, Republished pieces

An economy that does not grow?

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?