Tag Archives: steady state economy

Selective versus unselective growth

From time to time our position gets misrepresented – or is that misunderstood?  Here is what we said  in November 2012 about the need for selective growth in In Place of Growth (page 12). Our view has not changed. “Sectors … Continue reading

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The return of growth? Some critical perspectives – including our own.

You can’t have missed the headlines. The UK economy has returned to growth so we can all sigh with relief. Those doomsayers like us in Steady State Manchester who suggested that the motor was broken are wrong…. Let’s take a … Continue reading

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A plausible reality? SSM On the Platform

A new article that gives an outline of what Steady State Manchester is all about. By Mark Burton from the SSM collective, read the article at On The Platform.  

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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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Can the Train Take the Strain? Sustainable Inter-Regional Travel

Sustainable Inter-Regional Travel – Can the Train Take the Strain?  UPDATE:  SSM discussion paper on investing in transport infrastructure. Now available HERE A discussion paper by Dominic McCann   Click here for the report: Long Distance and Inter-Regional Travel final (second … Continue reading

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What do we mean by post-growth?

Our initiative, Steady State Manchester takes its name from the idea of a Steady State Economy that was promoted in the work of North American ecological economists, principally Herman Daly. In our report In Place of Growth, we explore what … Continue reading

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The Limits to Social Democracy

Last summer #Compass, the centre-left pressure group, held a competition for essays that identified the “elephants left in the room”.  “We all know there are issues the left find it hard to talk about – immigration, crime and punishment, why … Continue reading

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