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We have stood up and said continuing growth in the Western world is unjust, inappropriate and potentially destabilising. Having said that, we understand why governments…
There is a real fear around shifting from our existing economic system because people believe it gives us social organisation, a sense of freedom, and…
The care and concern of one human being for another is a peculiar ‘commodity.’ It can’t be stockpiled. It becomes degraded through trade. It isn’t…
On the mathematical side, you could in principle build a society in which people were fulfilling their needs and flourishing as human beings in a…
Novelty is adaptive when things are changing and you need to adapt yourself. Tradition is essential to lay down the stability to raise families and…
Firms produce goods for households – that’s us – and provide us with incomes, and that’s even better, because we can spend those incomes on…
If we are going to be able to create a new economic vision, companies will need to rethink every aspect of their operations; their bottom…
We spend money we don’t have, on things we don’t need, to make impressions that don’t matter.
The most staggering linguistic turnabout for me is the one that equates green economy with ‘sustained economic growth.’
Status-driven, conspicuous consumption thrives from the language of novelty.
The idea of a non-growing economy may be an anathema to an economist. But the idea of a continually growing economy is an anathema to…
Questioning growth is deemed to be the act of lunatics, idealists and revolutionaries. But question it we must.
In short, avoiding the scourge of unemployment may have less to do with chasing after growth and more to do with building an economy of…
Big companies are reliant on institutional investors on a punishing schedule which leads to ruthless behaviour. This form of capitalism with this structure and incentives…
Our own relentless search for novelty and social status locks us into an iron cage of consumerism. Affluence has itself betrayed us.
The philosophical point is that our happiness and wellbeing is not based on incomes rising. This is not just the wisdom of sages but of…
It is the accuracy and detail inherent in crafted goods that endows them with lasting value. It is the time and attention paid by the…
Productivity – the amount of output delivered per hour of work in the economy – is often viewed as the engine of progress in modern…
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