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.
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.
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FURTHER READING ON DECOUPLING:
FURTHER READING ON LIMITS TO GROWTH:
ARTICLE ON TRADABLE ENERGY QUOTAS:
ARTICLE ON MODERN MONETARY THEORY:
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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