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We already have degrowth in Britain – really?

The Guardian’s economics editor has written an article on the impact of the economic impact of the preventative public health measures used in the first phase of the Covid 19 pandemic.  In passing he makes the rather surprising statement that … Continue reading

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For a stability and wellbeing pact, not more growth

This letter appeared in the Guardian and in a number of other European newspapers today.  It is signed by people well known in the degrowth/post-growth and steady state community but also by a number of other prominent critical thinkers who … Continue reading

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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

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Greater Manchester Combined Authority is a model for regional cities – and could be a resource for Steady State

SIr Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, has just published a piece in Guardian Professional on the new Greater Manchester Combined Authority.In it he identifies the advantages of Manchester’s model of co-ordinated planning and action across the conurbation.  … Continue reading

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Vital reading: Paul Mason on graduates and survival in the cracks…

From Paul Mason’s The graduates of 2012 will survive only in the cracks of our economy Rachel Rosenfelt, the 23-year-old New Yorker who set up an online publication called The New Inquiry, sums it up: “there is surplus population” of … Continue reading

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