by James Magnus-Johnston If you demonstrate to people that the NDP [New Democratic Party] can win in Alberta, suddenly anything seems possible. —Paul Fairie, University of Calgary political scientist On the problematic political spectrum, neither the right nor the left have become wholesale champions of the steady state economy. Then again, embracing something perceived as […]
Some politicians will go quite far to cling to an aging growth-at-all-costs narrative.
Magnus-Johnston explains how these investments are funded, and how it exacerbates our economy’s growth imperative.
If we are to degrow the economy towards a steady state, we’re going to need to be a whole lot more generous, a whole lot happier, and more grateful for what we have already.
What do we do with the knowledge that we may be headed for climate catastrophe?
Is there an evolutionary mechanism stopping us from living within our planetary constraints? If so, can we overcome it before it is too late?
When individual action is too little, and national policy reform will be too late, community-based movement may be just right.
We are going to need more than a wealth tax to fix our economy.
When viewed through the lens of ecological economics and energy resources, the situation in Ukraine comes into sharp focus.