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Category Archives: economics
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
Posted in Climate Change, economics, energy, Politics Tagged BEIS, climate change, Climate change Act, climate justice, Greg Clark, Paris, Richard Shirres, UK government 2 Comments
Economics is for everyone
“In Manchester, groundbreaking economics courses are giving locals the means to challenge some of society’s received wisdom – for free.” Another article in Aditya Chakrabortty’s Guardian series “The Alternatives”. This time we can’t claim any involvement (though one of SSM’s … Continue reading
Posted in community, economics, education Tagged culture, Education, Guardian, historical memory, The Alternatives 1 Comment
We need to end growth dependency, but how?
Monetary reform would make at best a minor contribution to the task1. Mark H Burton2 Summary There is increasing recognition that endless economic “growth” is neither possible on a finite planet nor a desirable policy aim in social and economic … Continue reading
Posted in Banking, degrowth, economics, investments and finance, key concepts Tagged capitalism, credit, economic growth, finance, Mark Burton, monetary reform, money, Positive Money, sovereign money 27 Comments
Practical degrowth for Labour
The article below is a slightly longer version of the piece published on the SERA (Labour Environment Campaign) website on 17 December, 2017. See also this piece, also by Mark, which was carried on the Left Foot Forward website, in … Continue reading
Posted in degrowth, economics, environment, key concepts, Politics Tagged degrowth, economic growth, green growth, Labour Party, Mark Burton, policy, Politics, SERA, steady state economy 4 Comments
Community wealth building: resources for a new dawn or for a better collapse?
This post has also been published as “Launch: Community Wealth Building” on the Stir to Action blog. I attended a launch event for the new issue of Stir magazine. In case you don’t know it, Stir is a great source for thinking and … Continue reading
What happened when Degrowth was discussed in the Catalan Parliament?
Update: 19 December, 2017. Further to the article below, a lot has happened in Catalonia. The parliament has been suspended by Madrid’s Popular Party minority government. Oriol Junqueras, criticised for his conventional economics below, is in prison with another independista … Continue reading
Posted in degrowth, economics, international, news Tagged Catalonia, CUP, degrowth, economic growth, economy, energy, peak oil, policy, Spain 5 Comments