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Taking the Imperative out of Growth

by Mark H Burton This article presents the personal viewpoint of the author rather than the considered position of the SSM collective as a whole. This article as a pdf.        Our much longer, fully referenced version (pdf). The report, The … 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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Does ecological sustainability mean the end of growth and capitalism?

On Sunday 4th November, people from Manchester and beyond packed a lecture theatre at the University of Manchester to hear a debate titled “Is Capitalism Unsustainable?”, organised by the University’s Political Economy Centre.  The speakers were local climate scientist Kevin … Continue reading

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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

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Germany: a case study in the post-growth economy?

We can’t possibly do without economic growth! This is the mantra repeated by the political and economic establishment, from the far right to the Trade Union movement’s leadership. This claim we know to be illiterate in terms of social welfare, … Continue reading

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