by Vincent Liegey and Anitra Nelson, openDemocracy Degrowth stands for quality of life within planetary limits. This is the real opposite of capitalist growth. Degrowth is to growth as quality is to quantity, totally different. Growth is pure quantity: it is quality neutral. It is
by Lisa Cox, The Guardian Governments should use the urgency of the Covid-19 pandemic to address 10 potentially catastrophic threats to the survival of the human race, according to a report by a collection of prominent Australian researchers and public figures. A report by a
by Anitra Nelson and Vincent Liegey, The Ecologist Degrowth is often referred to as a ‘provocative slogan’, but it comprises a distinct line of thought that highlights the dynamic contradiction between productivist economic growth and Earth’s material limits. This new critical guide to degrowth argues that we can
by Luke Michael, Pro Bono Australia The finance sector can regain the nation’s trust if it protects Australians throughout the coronavirus pandemic and helps build a better society when the crisis ends, experts believe. COVID-19 has had a major impact on all aspects of Australian
by Brian Czech and Riccardo Mastini, Steady State Herald No later than the 1960s, scholars wrote in rigorous terms of the limits to economic growth. Europeans such as E.F. Schumacher, Americans including Herman Daly, and European-born Americans (most notably Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen and Kenneth Boulding) set
The aftermath of the fires is a perfect opportunity to test the concept of a basic income. As the protracted bushfire crisis gives way to storms and floods, the damage bill mounts in towns and communities around the country. And after the furore over the
Brian Czech and Riccardo Mastini team up at the Steady State Herald with “Degrowth Toward a Steady State Economy: Unifying Non-Growth Movements.” This 2,000-word essay covers Limits to Growth and the Environmental Movement; Daly vs. Georgescu-Roegen: Less a Debate than a Different Frame of Time; A Sustainability Slogan
The need for ecological ethics in a new ecological economics is now available online. Highlights include:
A ‘new’ ecological economics which foregrounds ecological ethics; A new ecological economics could de-commodify nature; A new ecological economics could promote Earth jurisprudence and ecojustice; Models of ecological economics are compared re limits, equity, and ethics; The steady state economy compares best of all models.
Ian Lowe, Haydn Washington and Helen Kopnina have just published in the Journal of Futures Studies. ‘Why Do Society and Academia Ignore the ‘Scientists Warning to Humanity’ on population?’ — https://jfsdigital.org/why-do-society-and-academia-ignore-the-scientists-warning-to-humanity-on-population/ — challenges the taboo on talking about overpopulation. Read more at the Journal of Futures Studies.