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Review: Degrowth – A Vocabulary for a New Era

Before anything else it seems important to say that there are lots of chapters in this book that I think are quite excellent as short pithy descriptions of the key concepts of degrowth.

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Every square on the bingo card marked “economic debacle” has been filled in with a pen dipped in fracking fluid.

Oil Prices as an Indicator of Global Economic Conditions

But another reason oil prices have slid so much is weakness in demand for the product, which may be related to a slowdown of overall world economic growth.

A Framework for New Economy Organizing

When I first got involved in the co-op movement I didn’t do it because I thought the co-operative model was an end in itself.

Omni Commons Opens Collaborative Space for Collectives in Oakland

As urban property becomes more unaffordable and commercialized and the commons disappear, some groups are pooling their resources for shared space, shared …

How Technological Progress can Generate a Faster Collapse

The collapse of the North Atlantic cod fishery industry gives us a good example of the abrupt collapse in the production of resources - even resources which are theoretically renewable.

Public Health’s Response to Decline: Loyalty to the 1%

American institutions are in decline and rife with corruption brought on by a combination of hitting the limits to growth while under the control of neoliberal capitalism.

How a Startup D.C. Purchasing Coop Saved Members $1 Million

A social-purpose cooperative that leverages the buying power of community institutions, the Community Purchasing Alliance (CPA)...helps over 130 churches, …

The Global Bankers’ Coup: Bail-In and the Shadowy Financial Stability Board

On December 11, 2014, the US House passed a bill repealing the Dodd-Frank requirement that risky derivatives be pushed into big-bank subsidiaries, leaving …

Announcing the Community Currency Knowledge Gateway

After years of work and international experimentation, NEF is excited to announce the launch of an innovative and practical tool for developing modern …

Review: Degrowth, The Book

In industrialized societies, where so many people regard economic growth as the essence of human progress, the idea of deliberately rejecting growth is seen …
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