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The Transition Movement: Questions of Diversity, Power, and Affluence - Part 1

As promising as the Transition movement may be, there are crucial questions it needs to confront and reflect on if it wants to fully realise its potential for deep societal transformation.

Transformative Common Sense in Vermont

Chances are that when you hear the phrase “Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy,” you don’t immediately think of dramatic change in the established political-economic order...

We Can’t Have Social Justice Without Environmental Sustainability

The interests of people and the planet are bound together and depend on each other.

Cold War leftovers

One should be grateful to one’s critics–it is much better to be criticized than ignored.

What Does a Post-Growth Economy Look Like?

No respectable person in American politics dares to question the virtue of economic growth even though it is increasingly clear that life on Earth will collapse if current patterns of extraction and consumption continue. So what is the responsible path forward?

'Fracking' our food and farming system: "Extreme agriculture" and the politics of denial

It might seem a bit of a jump – talking about "fracking" and food production in the same article. However, when we look at what's planned for the next phase of intensive agricultural development, what we find is the same economic and political theories at the root of the measures …

Indigenous Ideas About “Living Well” Can Help Heal the Planet

What is “vivir bien,” and why is it relevant now?

Telling Piketty the real reason why economies can't keep growing

Exactingly empirical and deeply multidisciplinary, Capital is an extremely important contribution to the study of economics and inequality over the last few centuries. But because it fails to address the real limits on growth—namely our ecological crisis—it can’t be a roadmap …

Want to Change the World? Read This First

If you want to change society—or are interested in aiding or evaluating the efforts of others to do so—some understanding of exactly how environmental circumstances affect such efforts could be extremely helpful.

Boom or bust time for critical thinking?

Following the massive bailouts, stimulus spending and quantitative easing of recent years, everyone breathed a sigh of relief and went back to sleep, says Richard Heinberg. But the coming global energy crisis will likely provide the jolt that wakes everyone up again.

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