Steady State Manchester projects include undertaking inter-disciplinary research, writing and producing publications, communicating through informative blog posts, representing Steady State Manchester through membership of groups, networks and forums across Greater Manchester, holding events and workshops, making presentations, lobbying and advocating around steady state, the viable economy and other relevant themes/issues.
SSM Reading Group. This is an open reading group but to attend and get the links to the reading material, you have to book via Event Brite. You need to book for each session. SSM members get early bird notice.
If not Basic Income, What?
31st October. Sandra Burslem Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Lower Ormond St., M15 6BH. Room to be confirmed.
This session, led by Carolyn Kagan, will explore the pros and cons for a (Universal) Basic Income as a part of a Viable Economy. Basic Income is claimed to address issues of social inequality, the future of work and of democracy. There are compelling arguments both for and against a (U)BI that appeal to those from different parts of the political spectrum.
We’ll be looking at an article by Daniel Zamora, The Case Against a Basic Income. Jacobin, 2017 in the light of other articles that make positive arguments for UBI.
By critically looking at the case against a (U)BI we will discuss alternative progressive policies that could lead to similar outcomes and contribute to a viable economy.
Booking is necessary via this EventBrite link (opens in new tab): on signing up we’ll send you links to the reading for the discussion.
We’ve also planned a number of sessions for the following months. Details to follow. You don’t have to commit to all the sessions – in fact you can just come to any that interest you.
November: Retrofitting Suburbia (on redesigning our cities) We’ll be looking at some of permaculture co-founder David Holmgren’s ideas on the future of our cities in the light of climate change and eco-social system collapse. Monday 26th November at 7pm details to follow.
December: The economic drivers of biodiversity loss
January: What will it take to keep within 1.5°C?
If there are topics you’d like to see covered, then do let us have your suggestions.
Green Drinks Manchester
Bringing The City Region’s Environment Movement Together
This is an initiative of several environmentalist groups, including ourselves. Are we a movement? What issues do we think are most important? What can we do to campaign more effectively?
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 from 18:30 to 20:30 (GMT)
51 King Street
M2 7AZ Manchester
Please book via this Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/green-drinks-manchester-bringing-the-citys-environment-movement-together-tickets-51331675423
Sunday 4 November 2018, 6pm – University of Manchester, Political Economy Research Centre, Debate on ecological unsustainability and economic growth,
Speakers: Prof Molly Scott-Cato MEP (UK Green Party), Prof Giorgos Kallis (Barcelona), Prof Kevin Anderson (Manchester) and Prof Robert Pollin (Massachusetts). The event will be chaired by Maeve Cohen (Rethinking Economics).
What does the ecological crisis mean for capitalism? And what does capitalism mean for the ecological crisis? What kind of economic transformation is required to get us back within safe ecological and planetary boundaries? Does that imply economic growth, green growth or degrowth? What should we be pushing our political representatives and leaders to do? The University of Manchester hosts a debate on these questions and the political viability of a ‘post-growth’ economy.
University Place, Lecture Theatre B. Oxford Rd.
Please book via Eventbite using this link.