Degrowth

By Geneviève Azam The economic growth paradigm is central to the representations of the world and the economic policies that have emerged since 1945. However, the notion of economic growth as a regular, ongoing, self-sustained process – which reached its peak during the so-called “Glorious Thirty”[1] years – has fallen apart. This post-World War II period, in which growth became a necessary condition for social … Continue reading Degrowth

Introduction

The premise of this publication is that we are living a systemic crisis that can only be solved through systemic alternatives. Humanity is facing a complex set of crises from environmental, economic, social to civilizational crisis. All of these crises are part of a whole.  We cannot solve one of these crises without addressing the others. Each one is constantly receiving a strong feedback from … Continue reading Introduction

Introducción

La presente publicación parte de la premisa de que estamos viviendo una crisis sistémica que sólo puede ser resuelta con alternativas sistémicas. Lo que la humanidad enfrenta no es sólo una crisis ambiental, económica, social, geopolítica, institucional o civilizatoria. Todas estas crisis son parte de un todo. Es imposible resolver una de estas crisis sin abordar las otras en su conjunto. Cada una de estas … Continue reading Introducción

Vivir Bien

[Versión en español] by Pablo Solón Vivir Bien or Buen Vivir is a concept that is under construction and that has passed through many different moments. There is not just one single definition of Vivir Bien and today this term is under dispute. At present, there are institutions linked to big business that now speak of Vivir Bien, but in an understanding that is very … Continue reading Vivir Bien

Book: Systemic Alternatives

[Versión en Español] The premise of this publication is that we are living a systemic crisis that can only be solved through systemic alternatives. Humanity is facing a complex set of crises from environmental, economic, social to civilizational crisis. All of these crises are part of a whole. We cannot solve one of these crises without addressing the others. The construction of complementarities between Vivir … Continue reading Book: Systemic Alternatives

Libro: Alternativas Sistémicas

[English version] La presente publicación parte de la premisa de que estamos viviendo una crisis sistémica que sólo puede ser resuelta con alternativas sistémicas. Lo que la humanidad enfrenta no es sólo una crisis ambiental, económica, social, geopolítica, institucional o civilizatoria. Todas estas crisis son parte de un todo. Es imposible resolver una de estas crisis sin abordar las otras en su conjunto. La construcción … Continue reading Libro: Alternativas Sistémicas

As water scarcity deepens across Latin America, political instability grows

Originally posted on Fundación Solón:
Ecuadorians clash with police 30km from Quito in 2010 in a protest over proposed water privatisation. Photograph: Pablo Cozzaglio/AFP/Getty Images [John Vidal, The Guardian, 01/03/2017] In Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador disputes over water shortages are part of a wider fight for equal access and shared responsibility. Bolivia was shaken to its roots in the spring of 2000, when… Continue reading As water scarcity deepens across Latin America, political instability grows

2016: The Year that Wasn’t Normal

[ETC Group, 30/01/2017] ETC Group’s Long-Awaited 2016 Year-in-Review So you say you want a (fourth) revolution, well you know… Fashionably late and just in time for the Chinese New Year of the Rooster, ETC Group once again offers a tonque-in-cheek wake-up call and look-back at the last thirteen months (spoiler: despite our best hopes, waiting the extra month didn’t make the news any cheerier) Brexit … Continue reading 2016: The Year that Wasn’t Normal

Los robots atacan a Trump

[Marta García Aller, El Independiente, 06 /02/2017] El presidente de EEUU, Donald Trump, añora los años 80. Su política económica y su corte de pelo no dejan lugar a dudas. En los 80 América sí que era grande. La industria manufacturera estadounidense dominaba el mundo, las historias de yuppies la taquilla y decorar rascacielos de color oro aún parecía una buena idea. Tiempos aquéllos. Ahora, … Continue reading Los robots atacan a Trump

How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Donald Trump

[Labor Network for Sustainability] Donald Trump and his congressional Republican allies have taken control of the U.S. government. The result threatens to be devastating for both labor and the climate – not to mention immigrants, African Americans, Muslims, women, children, the elderly, the disabled, LGBTQ people, and many others. The Trump regime is potentially vulnerable because it only represents the interests of the top 1% … Continue reading How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Donald Trump

The Real Circular Economy

[Sharon Ede, December 2016, Complementary Currency Resource Center] How Relocalising Production With Not-For-Profit Business Models Helps Build Resilient and Prosperous Societies This Commons Transition Special Report was written by Sharon Ede, a sustainability ideas transmitter, writer and activist working in Adelaide, Australia. Ede is also a co-founder of the Post-Growth Institute, one of Commons Transition’s most esteemed Partner Projects. We feel that the Post-Growth Institute’s … Continue reading The Real Circular Economy