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Jason Hickel introduces Degrowth – book review

Also republished by MR online, 18.03.2021 Less Is More: How Degrowth Will Save The World. By Jason Hickel, London: Penguin-Random House, 2020. ISBN 978-1-786-09121-5 Mark H Burton, Steady State Manchester. Degrowth has arrived. It makes appearances in mainstream newspapers, radio … Continue reading

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The degrowth niche: What does it mean for Steady State Manchester and a Viable Economy?

The degrowth niche: What does it mean for Steady State Manchester and a Viable Economy? by James Scott Vandeventer                                                … 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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Is the UK Labour party facing up to a post-growth future?

Following recent short articles on this theme, here is a longer, more analytic treatment. A personal perspective from the author.  Download the full article as a pdf file. Is the UK Labour party facing up to a post-growth future? by … Continue reading

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The circular economy: is it the solution to resource depletion and pollution?

The main promoter of the circular economy (CE) defines it like this: A circular economy is one that is restorative and regenerative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at … Continue reading

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Trapped in techno-scientism; is this hindering Manchester becoming an eco-city? | Platform

Trapped in techno-scientism; is this hindering Manchester becoming an eco-city? | Platform. This is a provocative and very well written article by Nadine Andrews on the shortcomings of the dominant ideology, and hence strategies, here in Greater Manchester.  It does … Continue reading

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Money as a social construct and public good

Money as a social construct and public good | British Politics and Policy at LSE. The above is a short link to a short article by Ann Pettifor (one of the New Green Deal authors) which summarises the argument of her … Continue reading

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Good and bad growth?

Recent discussions in Manchester have led to interest in a possible distinction between good and bad growth. We recently clarified our thinking on the nature of growth and post-growth as follows: “…we know that the economy is too big – … Continue reading

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