What would a ‘real’ Green New Deal involve? In this presentation Samuel Alexander argues that it would require policies to create a post-growth economy. This is Part III of the Ecological Civilisation series.

SECTIONS

00:00 – Intro and review

03:00 – Overview

05:40 – Limits to Growth

08:47 – Defining Growth

10:57 – Arguments for and against growth

21:40 – Policies for a post-growth economy

46:44 – Transitional challenges

The introduction to this series is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxC-r…

The series is grappling with the problems of consumerism and the growth economy; envisioning alternative, post-carbon ways of life; and considering what action can be taken, both personally and politically, to help build an ecological civilisation.

New presentations will be added to this playlist over time:

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Samuel Alexander’s work is available here: http://samuelalexander.info

The Simplicity Institute website is here: https://simplicityinstitute.org

FURTHER READING ON DECOUPLING:

http://www.sustainable.soltechdesigns…

https://eeb.org/library/decoupling-de…

https://www.pnas.org/content/112/20/6271

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10…

https://www.resilience.org/stories/20…

FURTHER READING ON LIMITS TO GROWTH:

https://royalsoc.org.au/images/pdf/jo…

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science…

https://www.nature.com/articles/s4146…

https://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/ha…

ARTICLE ON TRADABLE ENERGY QUOTAS:

https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/17/…

ARTICLE ON MODERN MONETARY THEORY:

http://samuelalexander.info/wp-conten…

FURTHER READING:

https://johnmenadue.com/it-will-take-…

https://www.realgnd.org

Thanks to Andrew Doodson, Jordan Osmond, and Antoinette Wilson for offering invaluable production advice. The opening image is kindly provided by Melissa Davis.

Other image references are available here: http://samuelalexander.info/image-ref…

The music is provided by Mortimer’s Method: https://mortimersmethod.bandcamp.com

 

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