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The End of Economic Growth

Another impressive presentation by Richard Heinberg of why we have now entered the post-growth era and what will be the implications for our societies.


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Jeremy Grantham: ‘Welcome to Dystopia’: We Are ‘Entering A Long-Term And Politically Dangerous Food Crisis’

Jeremy Grantham: ‘Welcome to Dystopia’: We Are ‘Entering A Long-Term And Politically Dangerous Food Crisis’ | The P2P Daily | Scoop.it

"We are five years into a severe global food crisis that is very unlikely to go away. It will threaten poor countries with increased malnutrition and starvation and even collapse. Resource squabbles and waves of food-induced migration will threaten global stability and global growth. This threat is badly underestimated by almost everybody and all institutions with the possible exception of some military establishments."

 

Joe Romm summarises the latest article by guru investor Jeremy Grantham in his Quarterly Newsletter. "The global economy is a Ponzi scheme".


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Power to Which People? The new ecological and social class war

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"The rich and powerful are lining up to ensure that they protect the unfair share of the earth's resources that they enjoy. Now that the finance scam has fallen apart they are adopting more direct strategies."

 

Good analysis by Molly Scott Cato on how the capitalist elites are protecting themselves from the Great Disruption and how high-level conferences co-organised by business and the military are preparing for the new ecological and social class war.


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We can't grow ourselves out of debt

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Charles Eisenstein: Let's replace our fixation on growth with a steady-state economy focusing on lower consumption, leisure and ecological health...

 

Very good analysis by Charles Eisenstein (author of "Sacred Economics") on the absurdity of rightist and leftist hopes to re-invent economic growth.


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Beyond contemporary economic thinking - John B. Cobb

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"John B. Cobb, Methodist theologian and longstanding critic of the of the political-economic establishment, talks to Kulturos barai editor Almantas Samalavicius about his communitarian and ecology-based critique of neoliberalism and the potential for world religions to inform an alternative."

 

Cobb wrote in the 1989 with Herman Daly one of the classics for the transition to a new economy. Their book "For the Common Good. Redirecting the Economy towards Community, the Environment and a Sustainable Future" was years ahead of its time.

 

Must-read article from Eurozine.


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New Inclusive Wealth Index shows lower growth and future risks for major economies

"Some large economies show significantly lower growth when natural assets such as forests and water are factored into growth indicators, an index showed on Sunday, a few days before an international sustainability summit starts in Rio de Janeiro."

 

Interesting new report from two of the UN's environmental institutions shows that the Beyond GDP debate needs more and faster progress.


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