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Author Archives: MHB
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
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
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
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
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.
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