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Production for Use and the Cooperative Commonwealth: A Necessary Addition to the Sustainability Conversation

Producers and consumers cooperate in the creation of value and have a common interest in stable, sustainable economic processes.

No Climate Protection without Climate Justice; No Climate Justice without Degrowth

...[T]he...climate movement tends to deny...that renewables are unable to maintain our Western...consumer lifestyles on a global level.

The Era of Response

The third stage of the process of collapse, following what I’ve called the eras of pretense and impact, is the era of response

We Need a New Economic System

If we want to reverse this trajectory — if we want an economy that delivers democratic rather than plutocratic outcomes — we need to democratize …

Prosperous Descent: Crisis as Opportunity in an Age of Limits

Uncivilising ourselves from our destructive civilisation and building something new is the great, undefined, creative challenge we face in coming decades …

Worker Cooperatives – An Alternative for Youth

Worker cooperatives are rising, and youth are increasingly becoming a part of their success.

Is the slowdown in productivity growth a result of energy costs?

The high energy prices of the last decade or so may be, in part, responsible for low productivity growth. And yet, in a sampling of recent coverage of the productivity issue, not one piece …

Progress Toward a True-Cost Economy Now Comes From Developments in Renewable Energy

A renewable energy revolution is sweeping the planet. This revolution has profound implications because it signals that the global economy is moving to stop …

Peak Oil Notes - May 22

A midweek roundup. After a five-session losing streak, oil prices reversed on Wednesday, climbing about a dollar a barrel in New York and London to close at $58.98 and $65.03 respectively

These Friends from High School Bought an Abandoned Factory. Now They're Distilling Artisanal Whiskeys

“If we can put this building back to work, we can put any building in Indianapolis to work,” says Taft. “And if we can do it here, we can …

The Era of Impact

The era of impact is the point at which it becomes clear to most people that something has gone wrong with the most basic narratives of a society...
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