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Articles: economic contraction (14)

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What’s up with the Global Economy, and Where Do we Go from Here?

It now appears that the grand yearly addition to total human wealth, the global GNP, is no longer growing.

Turning 21 in the Anthropocene   

An invitation for young people to participate in their future.

A Field Guide to Negative Progress

In an age of contraction and decline—or, shall we say, negative expansion?—most dependencies are problematic, and some are lethal.

The Problem of Debt as We Reach Oil Limits

Many readers have asked me to explain debt. They also ask: Why can’t we just cancel debt and start over? if we are reaching oil limits, and these limits threaten to destabilize the system.

Peak Oil and the socio-economic impact of depleting fossil fuel resources  

Progressive Radio's Gary Null talks peak oil, climate change, economy, culture, policy and much more with Kurt Cobb and Nate Hagens.

Crash on Demand: Welcome to the Brown Tech Future

Permaculture teaching and activism have always aimed to work with those already interested in changing their lives, land and communities for the better, rather than proselytising the disinterested majority.

Economic Descent, hopefully with Skillful Means

In case I don't use sufficiently 'skillful means,' please let me begin with stating: I am not advocating for intentionally creating an economic crash.

Stabbing the beast

The two civilisation destroying situations we face are peak oil and climate change.

What’s the Connection Between Foster Care and the Ecological Stuff?

The fact that we can’t make professional institutions that duplicate the functions of family suggest that there is something about families that cannot be marketed, sold, professionalized or made into cookie cutter product...

The Social Importance of Energy Return

This is a brief article articulating why the idea of energy return, typically applied to the manufacture of fuels, has broad social relevance. 

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