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

CBDC Govcoins – Has The Economist unveiled the endogenous engine of capitalism?

Not quite. More like 101=404. Classical effort = Error not found. Missing as ever : The Money. “Economic action cannot, at least in capitalist society, be explained without taking account of money, and practically all economic propositions are relative to the modus operandi of a given monetary system,” Joseph Schumpeter 1939 The Economist special report 2021 The … Continue reading CBDC Govcoins – Has The Economist unveiled the endogenous engine of capitalism?

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?

The Addictive Profits of Pain

Sacklers banale sadism - has US capitalism gone masochistic? US pharma, opioid crisis, health, Oxycontin – reviews, articles, books

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

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

VALUE PRICE marginal utility

Prada stores carry a few obscenely expensive items in order to boost sales for everything else (which look like bargains in comparison). People used to download music for free, then Steve Jobs convinced them to pay. How? By charging 99 cents. That price has a hypnotic effect: the profit margin of the 99 Cents Only … Continue reading VALUE PRICE marginal utility

Mariana Mazzucato on a Mission

Mariana Mazzucato  “Mission Economy”- “The Enterpreneurial State" - "The Value of Everything"

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?

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?

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

The Real Existing Economy: Value Revisited

GM/caw 2019 Mariana Mazzucato's  new book is a brilliantly competent and intelligent tour de force about the real existing economy. Her sociological habit of correlating academic economic thought with historic economic realities, relentless demolition of mainstream dogma, forensic analysis of the real flows of power and money and, last but not least, unequivocal rejection of … Continue reading The Real Existing Economy: Value Revisited