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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.

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.

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 as insane.

Learning from Icarus

What if Icarus’ father—knowing his son would fly too close to the sun—had made the wings he designed more resilient?

A brief history of contemporary “consumerism” and anti-consumerism

History books usually study social movements of the second half of the nineteenth century from the point of view of the split between anarchists and Marxists.

How to Shrink the Economy without Crashing It: A Ten-Point Plan

If there is a theoretical pathway to a significantly smaller economy we should try to identify it.

Degrowth-movement refuted by climate-report? No, not at all!

[I]nternational media, governments and the United Nations enthusiastically welcomed a new report entitled “Better Growth, Better Climate” and trumpeted its central message around the globe: that economic growth and tackling climate change can go hand in hand....

Limits to Growth: Where We Are and What to Do About It   

In this talk, Nate Hagens synthesizes the current landscape of global energy, environment and financial risks while offering suggestions on what to do as a hominid living on a full planet.

Schools of Thought on Degrowth

The economy of the future is described by different groups with different words in different languages and they do not always exactly translate into an identical idea.

Life in a 'degrowth' economy

What does genuine economic progress look like?

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