[Diggers350] Life After Growth: Economics for Everyone

greenwomble greenwomble at googlemail.com
Mon Sep 24 13:52:11 BST 2012

yes, degrowth, less of the exchange, more of the sharing.

nature, its just not valued.

sharing, it doesn't cost the earth. cost, as on a balance sheet!

that's why its no money, growth,

nice to see you plugging the gift economy.


On 23/09/2012, Paul Mobbs <mobbsey at gn.apc.org> wrote:
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> http://vimeo.com/10871269
> Life After Growth: Economics for Everyone
> Directed, Written, Shot, and Edited by Leah Temper and Claudia Medina
> The economic crash of 2008 revealed not only the frailty and vulnerability
> of the economic system, it also showed the false basis that the growth
> economy is built on – the financial bubble grows bigger and crashes bigger,
> but we don't seem to be getting any happier. To the contrary, we suffer from
> greater job insecurity and environmental chaos threatens.
> The prescription from the mainstream economists is more growth – but is
> this just taking more of what ails us?
> Has growth become uneconomic?
> Is there another way?
> This film is part of an ongoing project to document the rise of a new
> movement – calling not for more economic growth, but LESS. The degrowth
> movement, or "mouvement por le decroissance", argues that through a
> voluntary reduction of the economy we can work less, consume less and live
> better, fuller lives.
> Many have been pointing out that our current economic system is leading us
> to an environmental and social catastrophe. "Life After Growth" begins to
> point to the people and communities who are looking for ways out. These are
> the pioneers who are rethinking the role of economics in our lives, and are
> engaging in different types of economic activity, right now.
> The D word is still taboo in many circles – politicians are loath to go
> against the growth orthodoxy that our society is based on. But everywhere
> people are engaging in degrowth type activity - the beginning of a wave
> that is laying the groundwork for a post-capitalist future...
> Because it's not the size of the economy that counts, it's how you use it!
> - --
> .
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> nor are we for this party nor against the other but we are
> for justice and mercy and truth and peace and true freedom,
> that these may be exalted in our nation, and that goodness,
> righteousness, meekness, temperance, peace and unity with
> God, and with one another, that these things may abound."
> (Edward Burrough, 1659 - from 'Quaker Faith and Practice')
> Paul's book, "Energy Beyond Oil", is out now!
> For details see http://www.fraw.org.uk/mei/ebo/
> Read my 'essay' weblog, "Ecolonomics", at:
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  It's a revolution. But it's the sort of revolution ,  more of an
evolution that no one will notice. It might get a little shadier, or
brighter. Buildings might function better. You might have less money
to earn because your food is all around you and you don't have any
energy costs.  and more people will be fed, as more land and
resources, kept scarce for the dollar, for the  abundance called glut,
 will be shared.

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