Feb 25, 2012 Common Dreams
-▶ To build a successful economy of enough, we would first need to eliminate the "growth imperative"—...
.....The thinking is that if we could just get people to produce and consume more stuff, then we could also pay off the debt, create jobs, eradicate poverty, and maybe even have some money left over to clean up the environment.
It's tempting to believe this economic fairy tale. But if growth is the cure to all of our ills, why are we in such a bind after sixty years of it? Even though the U.S. economy has more than tripled in size since 1950, surveys indicate that people have not become any happier. Inequality has risen sharply in recent years, and jobs are far from secure. At the same time, increased economic activity has led to greater resource use, dangerous levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, and declining biodiversity. There is now strong evidence that economic growth has become uneconomic in the sense that it costs more than it's worth.
Maybe it's time to consider a new strategy—an economy of enough http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/02/25-1
The Guardian, November 1, 2013
-▶ HOW ECONOMIC GROWTH HAS BECOME ANTI-LIFE - Vandana Shiva http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/how-economic-growth-has-become-anti-life
Feb 14 2013 Sustainable Brands
-▶ CALLING FOR AN END TO MASS CONSUMPTION - Guerrilla Fashion Week Campaign http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/articles/guerrilla-fashion-week-campaign-calls-end-mass-consumption
FEB 13, 2013
-▶ PATAGONIA PLANS GLOBAL CAMPAIGN FOR RESPONSIBLE CAPITALISM http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3996868912/patagonia-plans-global-campaign-for-responsible-capitalism
-▶ "MONEY AND LIFE - ECOLOGIZE GROWTH"
-▶ INTRODUCING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY - Decoupling Growth from Resource Use http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995689446/davos-2013-introducing-the-circular-economy-video-decoupling-growth-from-resource-use
-▶ WORLD BECOMING UNGOVERNABLE : REPORT: Business as "Responsible" as Government for Driving Ethical Social Change http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995523720/report-business-as-responsible-as-government-for-driving-ethical-social-change
-▶ THE WORLD IS SITTING ON A CONSUMPTION TIME BOMB http://sco.lt/7sR3eT
Paul Gilding, February 2012
-▶ WILL MARKETS SURVIVE THE END OF GROWTH? http://paulgilding.com/cockatoo-chronicles/will-markets-survive-the-end-of-growth.html
-▶ WHO OWNS NATURE? CORPORATE POWER AND THE FINAL FRONTIER IN THE COMMODIFICATION OF LIFE http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides/p/2299601530/who-owns-nature-corporate-power-and-the-final-frontier-in-the-commodification-of-life
-▶ THE INDUSTRIAL MILITARY COMPLEX MINDSET AND CSR: SHARING AND COOPERATION vs COMPETITION AND ENDLESS CONSUMPTION http://sco.lt/5EXUv3
-▶ COMPANIES MUST STEP UP TO INCLUDE SOCIAL GOALS IN CORPORATE DECISIONS http://sco.lt/5Far6P
-▶ INNOVATION FOR A COMPLEX WORLD: PROMOTING THE WELL BEING OF HUMANITY http://sco.lt/5Z51bV
-▶ "THE STORY OF SOLUTIONS"
Latest from Annie Leonard's "Story of Stuff"
Resolving the "Game of More"
-▶ BEST PRACTICES - AREN'T http://ow.ly/i2RwT Business is fluid, dynamic, and ever-evolving - JN 14, 2013 Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/08/15/best-practices-arent/
VIA @KOANN Sustainable Brands: Why 'Best Practices', aren't . Keep learning, folks!
-▶ RECLAIMING OUR IMAGINATIONS FROM 'THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE' http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995512434/reclaiming-our-imaginations-from-there-is-no-alternative
-▶ NEW ECONOMIC MODEL NEEDED -- NOT RELENTLESS CONSUMER DEMAND http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995197612/new-economic-model-needed-not-relentless-consumer-demand
On The Commons
-▶ A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW WE LOST THE COMMONS - AND WHAT WE MUST DO TO GET IT BACK http://www.onthecommons.org/magazine/brief-history-how-we-lost-commons
-▶ WHY THE ECONOMY NEEDS NATURE http://sco.lt/6WP6On
EMagazine, February 11, 2013
-▶ IT'S ABOUT MORE THAN JOBS: Jeffrey Hollender
Building a Sustainable Economy Requires Changes on Many Fronts http://www.emagazine.com/blog/its-about-more-than-jobs/
-▶ TRANSFORMING BUSINESS FOR TOMORROW'S WORLD - THE END OF GDP GROWTH http://sco.lt/96N2C9
-▶ PASSING THE BUCK: MORE THAN HALF OF U.S. FAST FOOD WORKERS ARE ON PUBLIC AID http://sco.lt/7sWeQL
Triple Pundit, November 1, 2013
-▶ DOZENS OF LARGE U.S. CORPORATIONS AVOIDED TAXES ALTOGETHER IN 2012 http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/10/dozens-large-corporations-avoided-taxes-altogether-2012/
-▶ CONSUMING OUR WAY TO PROSPERITY, OR OUT OF EXISTENCE? http://sco.lt/8TbhgH
The Guardian, August 12, 2012
-▶ THE PRELUDE TO THE GREATEST PRIVATISATION SINCE ENCLOSURE: PUTTING A PRICE ON THE RIVER AND RAIN -George Monbiot http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2012/aug/06/price-rivers-rain-greatest-privatisation
IUCN International -
-▶ WORLD BANK RECOGNIZES NEED TO POSITION NATURE AT THE FOUNDATION OF ECONOMIC STRATEGIES https://portals.iucn.org/blog/2012/09/08/the-world-bank-is-serious-about-nature-conservation/
-▶ THE UNITED STATES OF SUBSIDIES - INVESTIGATION - Corporate Welfare or Economic Growth? http://sco.lt/7o0mEj
-▶ TREE HEALTH LINKED WITH HUMAN HEALTH - OUR INTERCONNECTED LIVES http://sco.lt/85WZ2v
-▶ MONEY REALLY DOES GROW ON TREES http://sco.lt/68WAIz
-▶ ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH: OUR SEARCH FOR FAME, WEALTH, POWER IS OUR DOWNFALL http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health/p/3995297959/zen-master-thich-nhat-hanh-our-search-for-fame-wealth-power-is-our-downfall
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