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Author Archives: Mark Burton
We already have degrowth in Britain – really?
The Guardian’s economics editor has written an article on the impact of the economic impact of the preventative public health measures used in the first phase of the Covid 19 pandemic. In passing he makes the rather surprising statement that … Continue reading
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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
Posted in economics, further reading Tagged climate change, economics Leave a comment
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
Posted in Banking, economics, further reading, Money system Tagged banking, credit, debt, money, nef 3 Comments
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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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
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged events, growth, Tyndall Centre 4 Comments