A growing number of organizations around the U.S. and beyond are already reenvisioning growth and prosperity in ways that advance communal needs and planetary stewardship.
We know it is empirically possible to achieve a just and sustainable world economy. But our hope can only ever be as strong as our struggle.
A world of radical democracy and equality — of “public luxury and private sufficiency,” with much less hierarchy and much more free time — would enable historic advances in the quality of life for the masses even if some consumer goods disappear from the menu.
Politicians and economists may dismiss the commons with a wave of the hand, but commoners understand a deeper truth – that the presumptions of capitalist modernity are profoundly flawed, if not already collapsing.
We need a new economic system with which to replace today’s capitalist system, or we will be unable to avoid environmental catastrophe
Expanding reliance on fossil fuels contains the signature of a system that prioritises profits for the perpetrators of planetary distress, over ensuring our collective well-being.
What ought to grow in the Global North, where colonialism and capitalism have led to sickening—literally and figuratively—overdevelopment?
On this episode, Nate is joined by the creator of Doughnut Economics, Kate Raworth, to discuss alternative economies that measure more than just the material wealth created by a society.
A post-growth system essentially says: Not only are we facing ecological limits, but the very systems that have been driving us into ecological overshoot are also unsustainable from a social perspective.
Overcoming our societal addiction to the current system will require a broad consensus and a movement of movements around the shared goal of sustainable wellbeing for humans and the rest of nature.
This article perpetuates this counter-productive bashing of alternatives. At a time where plan B are precisely what we lack, this mentality is tragically uneconomical.
Limits is a transformative word, because it tells us that somebody has drawn that economy in their mind and they have drawn it as part of the biosphere. That is the beginning of a paradigm shift.