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Grassroots Movements, Degrowth and ‘New Economies’

There are numerous grassroots movements and initiatives worldwide with the ambition to contribute to transformative change towards more sustainable, resilient and just societies.

Degrowth Meets Convivialism: Pathways to a Convivial Society

The concept of convivialism has attracted some attention in recent years.

Undoing the Ideology of Growth

Degrowth aims at undoing growth.

Degrowth by Designed Disaster?

The degrowth movement has been developed in response to neoliberal reality, neoliberalism’s comically reductive view of human nature, its ecological blindness and the rise in social inequality it has brought about.

Of Sun, Rain, and Anti-Utilitarianism: A Review of "Degrowth"

If the degrowth movement is going to get traction on the mass level, it’s going to need better stories: visions for a positive future that tap into the mythos.

Epiconomics 101: Our Fiscal Genome

There is no reason why the inane policies of economic astrologers could not be quickly reversed by protein protagonists with simple but compelling histological reforms, such as basing the future on a bioeconomy that sequesters carbon and runs on sunlight.

Universal Basic Income in India – a Promising Experience

From a degrowth perspective, a universal basic income makes perfect sense.

Exit from the Megamachine

Opening a newspaper or listening to the radio news exposes us to a flood of catastrophic messages: devastating droughts, failing states, terrorist attacks, and financial crashes.

Building Walls Cannot be the Answer

As much as building walls cannot be the answer to the horrible situation of refugees seeking asylum in Europe, it cannot be the means of choice for protecting national economies either.

The Growthocene

These reservations about degrowth point to the need to clarify what growth traps to avoid when making a transition to sustainable degrowth.

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