Inequality – The Long View

This post points to several recent books on historic global inequality. “A Genetic History” by Carles Lalueza-Fox , “The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality” by Oded Galor and “The Asset Economy and the End of Social Mobility” by Lisa Adkins, Melinda Cooper and Martijn Konings. But first a nod to the Dawn of Everything – A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow...

Are there limits to economic growth? It’s time to call time on a 50-year argument – nature editorial – 2022

source: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-00723-1 pdf here Lead author Donella Meadows wrote that the book The Limits to Growth “was written not to predict doom but to challenge people to find ways of living that are consistent with the laws of the planet”.Credit: Alamy Fifty years ago this month, the System Dynamics group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in … Continue reading Are there limits to economic growth? It’s time to call time on a 50-year argument – nature editorial – 2022

The Delusion of Infinite Economic Growth – Chirag Dhara + Vandana Singh – 2021

Even “sustainable” technology such as electric vehicles and wind turbines faces physical limits and exacts environmental costs - By Chirag Dhara, Vandana Singh on June 20, 2021 source: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-delusion-of-infinite-economic-growth/ Credit: Getty Images The electric vehicle (EV) has become one of the great modern symbols of a world awakened to the profound challenges of unsustainability and climate change. So much so … Continue reading The Delusion of Infinite Economic Growth – Chirag Dhara + Vandana Singh – 2021

growth! gdp growth, de-growth, what growth? -updates

https://gaiageld.com/gdp-growth-degrowth-decoupling-transition/ this page de/growth updates see also 2021 degrowth-auf-deutsch/2020 decroissance-for-xmas-anyone/2020 greta +g rowth2019 stiglitz-wants-gdp-retired/climate crisiseco crisisecological economicsenergyGreenwashGreen Finance/Investment/ESGGrowth! What Growth?natural resourcesPluriversesustainability de/growth updates 5-2022 economist.com/ 5-2022 Why long-term economic growth often disappoints - A new paper suggests technological progress is overrated ..."...The problem, according to Mr Philippon, is that tfp does not actually grow exponentially. … Continue reading growth! gdp growth, de-growth, what growth? -updates

The “Selling” of DeGrowth – or how to soft sell the hardest sale ever – by John Feffer

source: John Feffer 2021 resilience.org , originally published 20-12-2021 by Foreign Policy In Focus GaiaMoney is revisiting DeGrowth for Xmas with John Feffer's question: "Can those who advocate hitting the brakes on economic growth get their message across before it’s too late?" "Over the last three decades, a growing number of scientists and ecologists have argued … Continue reading The “Selling” of DeGrowth – or how to soft sell the hardest sale ever – by John Feffer

Post Pandemic

see also DeGrowth-auf-deutschDeGrowthDe-Growth – Post Growth – Post WachstumGrowth! What growth?GDPeco crisisclimate crisis energysustainabilityresources academia.edu ggm/pdf 2020 Figuring out how to live in a post-pandemic world by Christopher Ryan Maboloc This investigation looks into important questions in a post-pandemic world. Humans are resilient beings who have overcome great catastrophes in the past. In this Covid-19 pandemic, … Continue reading Post Pandemic

Oeconomia oder die ewig wachsende Schuld des Geldes

Genial surft Carmen Losmann die Lernkurve des Geldes Die 2009 Krise machte die Filmemacherin neugierig. Kuriosität im Rücken, macht sie sich auf die Reise. Da war Sie nicht die einzige. Auch ich gehöre zu einer seither massiv gewachsenen Kohorte neuerer Geldforscher. Neuere Geldforschung Losmann's Erkenntnistrip hat allerdings was besonderes. Statt akademische Experten oder Geldreformer zu … Continue reading Oeconomia oder die ewig wachsende Schuld des Geldes

Twilight of the Money Gods – Economics as a Religion and How it all Went Wrong By John Rapley

John Rapley's Twilight of the Money Gods is the story of economics, told not as the science it strove to be, but as the religion it became. "I am an international development practitioner from Bangladesh. Every day I see firsthand how nice elegant economic models, with their neat assumptions, often don’t survive their encounter with reality."

Tipping Points

Today the news fed me two tipping points for the price of one : Amazonia and plastics. How do climate tipping points happen? Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly."

Infinite Plastic Pollution Meets Systemic Inelasticity

-gaiageld- https://www.youtube.com/embed/Hr6RqGg6ExE Don’t miss this fantastic plastic video! Plastic waste? In the 1970’s economists typically dismissed the “Limits to Growth” report as “worthless science” and “ignorance masquerading as knowledge”. Robert Solow’s possibly illogical but impressively complex maths of “Eternal Growth” obscured his own ignorant limits of imagination. “Solow and colleagues never considered outputs—waste and pollution—to be more … Continue reading Infinite Plastic Pollution Meets Systemic Inelasticity

Is Greenwashing the New Money Laundering?

greenwashing - updatessee alsoclimate crisis ESG’s, green finance + investmentVorsprung durch Grünwaschensustainability Not exactly. It’s not new. And it’s a lot bigger. Greenwash Guy Pearse 2012 The trillions involved are likely to dwarf the entire history of money laundering. Dig into the numbers below. But lets look on the bright sunny core of greenwashing. Unlike money … Continue reading Is Greenwashing the New Money Laundering?

diversity 101 = pluriverse

    endorsements A way to understanding an alternative future. – Juliet Schor, Sociology, Boston CollegeA book of dazzling breadth, provocative and persuasive scholarship. – Sylvia Marcos, Mexican feminist activist and scholarFor too long the North has imposed its one-size-fits-all agenda on the South. – Dan O’Neill, economist, University of LeedsThis Dictionary charts pathways for … Continue reading diversity 101 = pluriverse

GROWTH – ECO-CRISIS – green GdP growth, de-coupling

see also> de-growthde-growth - deutschgreen investment, ESGgreenwashingGROWTH- What Growth?GdPeco crisis - nature, biodiversityeco crisis -climateenergynatural resources - fossils 3.nhk.or.jp 5-2021 Put Brake on Capitalism, Says Popular Marxist Book Author "This age, Anthropocene, is a geological epoch during which human economic activities are affecting the entire earth, destroying the planet. Through global capitalism, we have achieved … Continue reading GROWTH – ECO-CRISIS – green GdP growth, de-coupling

Greta, Mnuchin and PlanB

A year ago, when The Virus was still a fuzzy rumour,  one was already plagued by the puzzle of the three zeros :  the skeletal numbers of no interest and near nil inflation lined up for a danse macabre around the grave of zombie growth. Never seen this before. This is different. This can't be … Continue reading Greta, Mnuchin and PlanB

State of the Planet

“Transformative changes are now necessary" says the Nobel report. Will the event be a spectacle of technological inventions? Would be nice to see some monetary innovations, too. Just follow the money ... nobelprize.org  our planet our future - solutions sessions On day three of the Nobel Prize Summit our partners will be hosting events that … Continue reading State of the Planet

ECO crisis GROWTH, transition – Macro-economic narratives in a world of crises Emil Urhammer & Inge Røpke

ECO crisis GROWTH Macroeconomic narratives in a world of crises by Emil Urhammer & Inge Røpke Ecological Economics October 2013 - An analysis of stories about solving the system crisis download free pdf from academia.edu Macroeconomic_narratives_in_a_world_of_crises Abstract - Since the financial crisis in 2008, a series of publications on macroeconomic responses to the compound crises … Continue reading ECO crisis GROWTH, transition – Macro-economic narratives in a world of crises Emil Urhammer & Inge Røpke

Banking on Values

"A fool is someone who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing". Central banker Mark Carney has diagnosed a crisis in value(s). He doesn't just mean prices being misaligned with values as in frothy asset overvaluations. That's just a symptom of a deeper malaise. The central idea of his book, says the … Continue reading Banking on Values

Little Big Bill’s Techno Fix

Little Bill has lent his big billionaire voice to de-coupling, the idea that traditional capitalist growth can be cleansed of its polluting effects.  Better than denial or obstruction? Absolutely. Every little helps.   But de-coupling inside a political vaccuum is kids' softplay. What matters in the adult world is the gravity of power. Just follow the money... … Continue reading Little Big Bill’s Techno Fix

DeGrowth – Décroissance for Xmas anyone?

degrowth updates here Décroissance, or degrowth, is a story of hope amidst adversity. Just like Xmas. Born of the adversities of a poisoned and plundered planet, degrowthers say "No! No More! Let's get out of the Old National Market Hall of Sickly Scarcity and into the New Global Banquet Hall of Happy Abundance... Yes, contrary … Continue reading DeGrowth – Décroissance for Xmas anyone?

De-Growth on Bloomberg

Nearly a year ago I did a first blog on Greta, ending with a promising beginning: "I was about Greta Thunberg’s  age when the “The Limits To Growth”  appeared on the bestseller table of my local bookshop..." But stuff happens and I never got much further on "Green Growth". I was planning to reconstruct my … Continue reading De-Growth on Bloomberg

Crisis? What Crisis!

"Almost no chance of a recession this year", concludes Barron's roundtable, "markets will gain despite looming risks."  "Recession has been "priced out in a rally for the record books" booms bloomberg and forbes feels that now "only the perennial bears believe" in a 2020 recession. Investors "go into the new decade with a spring in … Continue reading Crisis? What Crisis!

Ann Pettifor

g0g   deutsch hier Worldwide there are about 15.000 economists.  Six of them did predict the 2008/09 global-financial-crisis. Ann Pettifor was one of them. "Ann Pettifor, director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME).  Pettifor’s 2006 publication – The Coming First World Debt Crisis – bombed on its release, but became a bestseller after the GFC. … Continue reading Ann Pettifor

The Limits to Greta 3

Spectrum of Denial "... 2019 was in many ways, for many of us, Year Zero. It was the year many of us stopped disassociating, woke up and realised the party is over.” The postcard from Sydney is a reminder that you can have months of unprecedented bushfires and still reject global warming as a hoax … Continue reading The Limits to Greta 3

The Limits to Greta 2

Postcard from Sidney My post on Greta and Growth has become a meandering epic. "Growth" denominates and drives the whole theater of absurdities that is the Status Quo. I have been reading all over the place and got a bit lost. But let's re-start. In Sydney. Now : "2019 wasn't just protests and Fleabag: it … Continue reading The Limits to Greta 2

GROWTH! What Growth?

Alf_Hornborg writes in his article “How to turn an ocean liner”:  “Although soon reduced to a heterodox and marginalized position, the critique of growth has continued to challenge mainstream dogmas of economics and policy for over four decades. Countless debates have raged on what exactly is the problem of sustainability, whether the design of taxes … Continue reading GROWTH! What Growth?

The Limits To Greta

Greta has docked in Lisbon and is on her way to Madrid. Presumably by train. Most will cheer her on.   Many will not.  Some rather see her drowned like an inconvenient truth. Or hung like a false prophet. Some are annoyed. Some have reservations. And some are changing their minds. I was about Greta Thunberg's … Continue reading The Limits To Greta

Stiglitz wants GDP retired

"It's time to retire metrics like GDP." writes Joseph Stiglitz in The Guardian. "The way we assess economic performance and social progress is fundamentally wrong, and the climate crisis has brought these concerns to the fore." Indeed. Always nice to hear the reforming voices. Apparently another revised book of alternative measurements has just been published. … Continue reading Stiglitz wants GDP retired

Kate Raworth

http://www.kateraworth.com youtube 2022 Introduction to Regenerative and Distributive Design youtube 2019 Doughnut Economics Action Lab youtube 2017  Change the Goal - 1/7 Doughnut Economics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mkg2XMTWV4g Doughnut Economics updates (14/2022)                   scroll down for book, articles and reviews  qz.com/ 2018 economist-kate-raworth-gave-the-most-compelling-design-talk-at-ted-about-doughnuts/ Oxfam LSE   How can a Book Change the … Continue reading Kate Raworth