Posts Tagged ‘economic growth’

It’s NOT growth; it’s depletion

Posted March 27th, 2015 in Blog, Featured 2 Comments

Most economists and policymakers tell us what we need more of is economic growth. But economic growth is not growth at all. It is depletion, using up, and it is taking us down a terrible road. We need to deny them this future.

Photo credit: Isaac Brekken for The New York Times

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Ecology of Economic Growth

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in Blog, Featured, Zine 1 Comment

Economic growth within the model of the global economy has an ecology to which we are all connected, a model driven by the logic of consumption. But rather than a model of “growth,” it is a model of depletion and diminishment, of “using up.” It is the logic of this way of life that must be changed fundamentally if we are to have a future at all.

Tags: , , , , ,

Defending the planet is our most important task now

Posted November 1st, 2013 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on Defending the planet is our most important task now

There’s no going back anymore. We will not re-create the post-war industrial Dream of the affluent American middle class. That era is over. The sooner we come to terms with that, the quicker we get about the business of saving the ecosystems of the planet for the sake of our survival and that of millions of other sentient and non-sentient beings… Industrial civilization and the dedication to growth as our model for life on the planet has brought us to this moment when we either decide to get off that path in a hurry, or face the Great Unraveling. And if we are still placing our hopes and expectations on preserving for ourselves and providing for our children and their children this “nice” life that few on the planet get to actually live, what we will really be passing on to them is something most of us don’t really want to think about.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

The global market isn’t the solution, the global market is the problem

Posted September 28th, 2012 in Blog, Featured Comments Off on The global market isn’t the solution, the global market is the problem

Fostering Ecological Hope Reflections on Culture and Meaning by Margaret Swedish Watching, listening, to people attempting to offer solutions to our many and varied crises – political upheavals, climate change, hunger, energy challenges, etc. – within the logic of the market is listening to a real exercise in futility. The market, based in the logic […]

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Page 1 of 212