Category Archives: key concepts

Universal Basic Income: Is it the only cornerstone of a just society?

Read this as a pdf Carolyn Kagan Steady State Manchester The momentum in favour of universal basic income is gathering. John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, recently announced the Labour Party was establishing a working group to investigate … Continue reading

Posted in economics, event reports, key concepts | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Universal Basic Income: The Cornerstone of a Just Society?

On a cold January day, the room of about 60 people was buzzing towards the end of Karl Widerquist’s talk on Universal Basic Income: The Cornerstone of a Just Society at the SSM/MMU event on January 30th 2017. Later that … Continue reading

Posted in economics, event reports, key concepts | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Greater Manchester Garden City – a viable alternative?

Conversation event:  Greater Manchester Garden City – a viable alternative? Thursday 2 March, 6.30pm, Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester.   Book via EventBrite We’ll be showing Tom Bliss’s film that reviewed the Garden City concept and suggested applying it retrospectively … Continue reading

Posted in cities, environment, events, key concepts | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in further reading, key concepts, theory | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Universal Basic Income (or Citizen’s Income) – a digest of issues

Universal basic income (UBI) is an unconditional, income paid to every individual as a right of citizenship. Steady State Manchester is increasingly interested in the relationship between work and income as the number of relatively secure, decently paid jobs reduces … Continue reading

Posted in key concepts, social policy | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

New evidence on decoupling carbon emissions from GDP growth: what does it mean?

New evidence suggests absolute decoupling in some economies, but is it enough and will it last? PDF version Background Does economic growth inevitably lead to more emissions of pollutants, and specifically of greenhouse gases? In previous posts I’ve shown that … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, key concepts | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Join conversations about how a viable economy can detox Manchester!

Would you like to inspire others about difficult questions that matter to you? Wed 20 January: Possibilities and limits for having a local economy Book your place now! Now linking to the right event! Wed 17th February: AGM and A … Continue reading

Posted in key concepts, news, Supporting SSM, upcoming events | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The decoupling debate, one year on: the global picture, and Manchester.

update:  an updated and longer version of this piece now appears at degrowth.de and was also syndicated by resilience.org and This Changes Everything Note: we have published other, including more recent, pieces on the myth of decoupling, including commentary on … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, economics, energy, key concepts | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments