Category Archives: economics

Job creation after Covid-19: the participatory economy.

by Carolyn Kagan Is there a different way of creating jobs? There is no doubt about it, COVID-19 has forced us to rethink not only what, and who, we value most but the purpose, nature and impact of work and … Continue reading

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Could the Covid-19 pandemic be a portal to a Viable Society and Economy?

Could the Covid-19 pandemic be a portal to a Viable Society and Economy? Mark H Burton 1 Download it as a pdf file instead. Much has already been written about the prospects for the future of economic, social and ecological … Continue reading

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In conversation

Our good friends at Manchester Green New Deal interviewed SSM collective member, Mark Burton for their podcast series. It is a lengthy discussion exploring the Limits to Growth and the Degrowth movement as well as reflections on the relationships between … Continue reading

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Re-focussing the economy in times of climate emergency and economic exclusion

Re-focussing the economy in times of climate emergency and economic exclusion. Mark H Burton Based on a talk given to Manchester Labour Backbenchers’ Committee, 6 February, 2020. Republished at themeteor.org resilience.org and shorttermwealth.com    click for a pdf version In … Continue reading

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What Kind of a Green Deal? The implications of material and monetary flows.

What Kind of a Green Deal? The implications of material and monetary flows1. Mark H Burton                                                                       pdf version of the article Contents Introduction: the resurgence of New Green Deals. Green Deals, Growth and Material Flows Paying for a Green Deal: … Continue reading

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There’s a problem with New Green Deals

The New Green Deal, or Green New Deal, idea is getting a lot of coverage. There are some good ideas there but serious flaws, and they demonstrate a kind of laziness of thought among some of the advocates. A New … Continue reading

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An economy that does not grow?

An economy that does not grow? Mark H Burton                                                                                                                                      pdf version Spanish translation here /Traducción a castellano-enlace There is now plenty of evidence that economic growth is highly problematic for human welfare and survival. The evidence comes from three … Continue reading

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Will UK government commit to real climate change action, or continue to prevaricate?

As the world experiences record high temperatures, from the Arctic to Africa and India, Steady State Manchester collective member Richard Shirres has written a powerful letter to the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Some key … Continue reading

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