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The Viable Economy serialised – About population and migration

We continue the serialisation of our intervention, The Viable Economy, this time with Chapter 13, “About population and migration”.  Population has been a question of some controversy among ecological thinkers and activists.  Migration has great topicality with high levels from … Continue reading

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Viable Economy Launch

Steady State Manchester launched the Viable Economy pamphlet on 9 December 2014 at the Methodist Hall. Some thirty people came together to discuss and debate the contents of the Viable Economy and what people needed to do in order to … Continue reading

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“The Viable Economy” launches today

We are launching The Viable Economy today, Tuesday 9th December, 7-9pm at Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester. Book your free place HERE. More details of launch at the end of this post. Copies will be on sale there, or you … Continue reading

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We publish “The Viable Economy”

Today we publish “The Viable Economy”, a pamphlet for everyone concerned about the dangers we face from the current unviable economic system and who would like to explore an approach that integrates economic, social and ecological well-being. It suggests a … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester still needs to join up its policies – for a Viable Economy.

The focus of GM policy is driven by economic development and growth, with comparatively less emphasis on environmental or social considerations, or at least, less integration between them. In particular, there is less policy emphasis placed on social inclusion, equality … 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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Ecological Economics – curriculum, planet and social justice

One of the most focussed writers on the growth problem, former Oxfam economist Kate Raworth has just written a very fine piece on the struggle of economics students to broaden the narrow, neoclassical economics curriculum that dominates University economics teaching.  … Continue reading

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A more local economy

How do we shift the Manchester economy to one “where people can thrive without harming the planet”?  Not everyone yet accepts the idea that economic growth cannot go on forever, although they might understand that we are using more of … Continue reading

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