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

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."

GROWTH – ECO-CRISIS – de-coupling

see also> de-growthde-growth - deutschgrowthgdpeco crisisclimate crisis energyresources Decoupling -_a_key_fantasy 2017 - R Fletcher, C Rammelt Download Decoupling: A Key Fantasy of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda Robert Fletcher & Crelis Rammelt ABSTRACT - Central to the United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda grounded in the Sustainable Development Goals is the notion of ‘decoupling’: the need to … Continue reading GROWTH – ECO-CRISIS – de-coupling

SUSTAINABILITY – eco- green- de-GROWTH

see also >DeGrowth  >Growth! What Growth?  >Ecological Economics   >Greenwash     >Green Finance/Investment/ESG    “Going out of the crisis, we can have a recovery without growth.” by Jason Hickel   ideas4development.org/en  -  ideas4development.org/fr   nature.com/   5/8/2021  Six modes of co-production for sustainability - by Josephine M. Chambers, Carina Wyborn, Tomas Pickering Abstract:  The promise of co-production … Continue reading SUSTAINABILITY – eco- green- de-GROWTH

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

Mariana Mazzucato on a Mission

  v Mariana Mazzucato's  "Mission Economy" spells out her vision for  "The "Enterpreneurial State",  title of her first bestseller. It made her famous for debunking some of the popular myths about the market as the only innovative generator of value.  Now she has written a "Moonshot Guide" on how the re-imagined  state could become a … Continue reading Mariana Mazzucato on a Mission

degrowth auf deutsch

DeGrowth verbreitet  sich auch in Deutschland als BewegungsBegriff für Nachhaltigkeit und  PostWachstum.  Mit der Oekonomie  Professorin Maja Göpel hat das Land der Grünen eine  Raworth&Nickel  kombinierende Ueberfrau und Videostar. Ihr Bestseller wurde selten breit gelobt (siehe unten). Viel Info und Artkel zum Thema gibt es auch beim degrowth webportal: Degrowth-Webportal.  Hier gibt es Informationen rund … Continue reading degrowth auf deutsch

DeGrowth – Décroissance for Xmas anyone?

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 to first impressions, … Continue reading DeGrowth – Décroissance for Xmas anyone?

Wiedergeburt der Politischen Oekonomie?

"Die Wertedebatte - Wie fünf Ökonominnen Wirtschaft und Politik neu verbinden."    In einem erfrischenden Deutschlandfunk Artikel serviert Antje Schrupp einen gut sortierten Ausblick über den Tellerrand des wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Mainstreams. Sehr empfehlenswert! "Diese fünf Ökonominnen entrümpeln die Wirtschaftswissenschaften von alten Glaubenssätzen und entwickeln neue Theorien für das 21. Jahrhundert : Mariana Mazzucato,  Kate Raworth,  Esther … Continue reading Wiedergeburt der Politischen Oekonomie?

GROWTH Socio ecological transformation Ulrich Brand Markus Wissen

Growth - De-Growth Social-ecological transformationUlrich BrandUniversity of Vienna, AustriaMarkus WissenBerlin School of Economics and Law, Germany Social-ecological transformation is an umbrellaterm which describes political, socioeconomic,and cultural shifts resulting from attempts toaddress the socioecological crisis. Under thisconceptual and epistemic heading, such terms asgreen, great or social-ecological transition, greator societal transformation, green economy, andsociotechnical transition have increasingly … Continue reading GROWTH Socio ecological transformation Ulrich Brand Markus Wissen

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

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

Branco Milanovic

"Milanovic’s work is still the most detailed study of global inequality to date and should be read by all proponents of post-capitalist democracy..." Boris Frankel

German Resistance

Let it not be said that there is no German resistance to Black Zero Worship. Papers like DIE ZEIT have cast doubt on the wisdom of the Schwarze Null  as far back as September : "If the SPD and Union agree on one issue, then this one: The black zero must stand. The ... Chancellor and her … Continue reading German Resistance

QE5: QE farce wants to be Mousetrap

The “hell-has-no-fury like a creditor financially-repressed” farce continues, apparently intent on outdoing the London Mousetrap  with this stubborn repeat of the ancient tragedy of debtors versus creditors ? Or as bloomberg puts it "Anti-Draghi Revolt at ECB Still Won't Die." The FT tells us that the bank’s “…monetary policy committee … advised against resuming its bond purchases. … (and … Continue reading QE5: QE farce wants to be Mousetrap

Kate Raworth

http://www.kateraworth.com updates (10/3/2021)                   scroll down for book, articles and reviews  Oxfam LSE   How can a Book Change the World? The theory of action behind Kate Raworth and the Doughnut Economics Action Lab     We’re ending the LSE’s ‘Cutting Edge Issues’ lecture series with some real gems.  Most … Continue reading Kate Raworth