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#Economics and #climate change

See this short article by Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre, who wrote one of the forewords to In Place of Growth.  http://kevinanderson.info/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Tyndall-briefing-note-36-economics-CC1.pdf He makes the point that a narrow financial interpretation of risk has dominated orthodox thinking on the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Where Does Money Come From? A guide to the UK monetary and banking system.

Where Does Money Come From?  A guide to the UK monetary and banking system. Second Edition. by Josh Ryan-Collins, Tony Greenham, Richard Werner and Andrew Jackson. Reviewed for SSM by Justin Hellings One of the things that always bothered me … Continue reading

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Green campaigners dismayed by Budget

Green campaigners dismayed by Budget http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21865485 We didn’t expect a Steady State budget did we. Here is a quick summary of the greyer features of Osborne’s budget today. No help with retrofit, but help for fracking. And we are further … Continue reading

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New video from The RSA on Doughnut Economics | Doughnut Economics

http://oxfamblogs.org/doughnut/rethinking-economic-growth/new-video-from-the-rsa-on-doughnut-economics?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DoughnutEconomics+%28Doughnut+Economics%29 Really useful video that sets out the argument about growth in the context of both socioeconomic justice and ecological constraints.

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Who Will Get This Economy Going? No One « Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

http://steadystate.org/who-will-get-this-economy-going-no-one/ A useful commentary about the endless repetition of the growth mantra in the context of the election today in USAnia. I did like this quotable: “What is the business case for destroying the planet?” –Ray Anderson, founder and chair … Continue reading

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Steady State #Manchester at Sustainable Stories

I’m speaking at 1.00pm this Sunday (4th Nov)about the Steady State Manchester initiative at the Speakers Corner in the Sustainable Stories exhibition at Cube Gallery Portland St.  I hope to see you there,  Mark Burton.

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Event – We need to talk about growth

Growth of the economy is generally taken to be an unqualified measure of success, but scientists from a range of disciplines are asking whether we might already have had too much of a good thing. Meanwhile, political economists are returning … Continue reading

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The recession and the options for leaving it.

It has become commonplace to criticise the present government’s austerity programme as a Plan A with no Plan B. But we have to question whether a conventional Plan B is feasible. Instead a Steady State approach means a Plan C … Continue reading

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