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Why growth can't continue indefinitely - TheBull.com.au

Why growth can't continue indefinitely - TheBull.com.au | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In today’s world, we have a huge amount of debt outstanding. Academic researchers Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff have become famous for their book This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly and their earlier paper This Time is Different: A Panoramic View of Eight Centuries of Financial Crises. Their point, of course, is that the same thing happens over and over again. We can learn from past crises to solve our current problems.


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Economist's View: 'Does Culture Matter for Economic Growth?'

Economist's View: 'Does Culture Matter for Economic Growth?' | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post. 'Does Culture ..... Monetary policy options for mitigating the impact of the global financial crisis on emerging market economies.
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A New Theory of Growth

A New Theory of Growth | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For most of human history, creativity was held to be a privilege of supreme beings, initially, the gods who shaped the heavens and the earth, and then it was human beings who were the creators and not the helpless, dependent subjects of the wrath of the gods. We switched our views as we began to understand how the world worked. Whether this will help the human race or cause its downfall is debatable. But it would help if we realized the responsibility that comes with the new role.


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The Impossibility of Growth | George Monbiot

The Impossibility of Growth | George Monbiot | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Let us imagine that in 3030BC the total possessions of the people of Egypt filled one cubic metre. Let us propose that these possessions grew by 4.5% a year. How big would that stash have been by the Battle of Actium in 30BC? This is the calculation performed by the investment banker Jeremy Grantham(1).

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PROSPERITY WITHOUT GROWTH, ECONOMICS AFTER CAPITALISM

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I should elaborate a bit on what Social Banking actually is. Essentially sites like Zopa in the UK andProsper in America allow users to borrow and lend money, effectively cutting out the middleman. The central premise is straightforward – there’s a network of lenders and borrowers and, as Zopa concisely put it, the “people who have spare money lend it directly to people who want to borrow. There are no banks in the middle, no huge overheads, and no unethical investments.” It’s a neat idea that’s likely to appeal to the anti-capitalist in all of us. What’s more, a quick comparison of the interest rates indicated on Zopa show that social borrowing can be extremely competitive, especially considering the big lenders wariness in the post credit crunch market.


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Money, debt and the end of the growth imperative | openDemocracy

Money, debt and the end of the growth imperative | openDemocracy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Like a cancer, the political, interest-based, debt-money system corrupts everything it touches. It’s time it was replaced. This is the fifth article in our series on the role of money in the transformation of society.

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Why is it impossible to run a linear system on a finite planet? | Nana Silvergrim

Why is it impossible to run a linear system on a finite planet? | Nana Silvergrim | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

There is increasing concern that restricted supplies of certain metals and other critical minerals could hinder the deployment of future technologies. This new white paper by Cientifica and Material Value,  Simply No Substitute? takes a critical look at the current technology and policy landscape in this vital area, and in particular, the attempts to develop substitutes for critical materials.

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▶ Lord Turner on how to fuel growth without debt - YouTube

Must watch interview with Lord Adair Turner, aired on ABC's The Business 20 May 2014. Original video here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-20/in-the-studi...
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Want to Change the World? Read This First

Want to Change the World?  Read This First | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If you want to change society—or are interested in aiding or evaluating the efforts of others to do so—some understanding of exactly how environmental circumstances affect such efforts could be extremely helpful.
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We need to talk about growth. (And we need to do the sums as well.) - Persuade Me

We need to talk about growth. (And we need to do the sums as well.) - Persuade Me | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In my opinion, the greatest scandal of philosophy is that, while all around us the world of nature perishes – and not just the world of nature alone – philosophers continue to talk,sometimes cleverly and sometimes not, about the question of whether the world exists.             Karl Popper, Two Faces of Common Sense

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▶ Enough Is Enough: Full Film - YouTube

http://steadystate.org/enough-is-enough - Enough Is Enough lays out a visionary but realistic alternative to the perpetual pursuit of economic growth—an economy where the goal is enough, not more. Based on the best-selling book by Rob Dietz and Dan O'Neill, the film explores specific strategies to fix the financial system, reduce inequality, create jobs, and more. Drawing on the expertise of Tim Jackson, Kate Pickett, Andrew Simms, Natalie Bennett, and Ben Dyson, Enough Is Enough is the primer for achieving genuine prosperity and a hopeful future for all. 

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IMF study finds inequality is damaging to economic growth ...

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The International Monetary Fund has backed economists who argue that inequality is a drag on growth in a discussion paper that has also dismissed rightwing theories that efforts to redistribute incomes are self-defeating.
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▶ Is Society on the Verge of Collapse? - YouTube

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/07/25/Why_Cities_Grow_Corporations_Die_and_Life_Gets_Faster Theoretical physicist Geoffrey B. West discusses the impli...
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Beyond Growth or Beyond Capitalism?

Beyond Growth or Beyond Capitalism? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We can save capitalism or save human civilization. There is no possible future that contains both.
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