Tag Archives: Progress

Degrowth: closing the global wealth divide

Contradicting the dominant paradigm that economic growth equals development, degrowth theorists argue that serious cutbacks are crucial to protect life on our planet. By Riccardo Mastini Source: ROAR Today, some 4.3 billion people — more than 60 percent of the … Continue reading

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Loneliness

By Yogi Prateado Source: Adbusters The Silicon Valley in which I live, a culture infused with the cocaine high of technological breakthroughs, grates against my earthly sensibilities. Riding on the crest of adrenalin, discovery, and money, what many in the fair … Continue reading

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OUR NEW, HAPPY LIFE? THE IDEOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT

By Charles Eisenstein Source: Waking Times In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in the chocolate ration – from thirty grams to twenty. No one except for the protagonist, Winston, seems to notice that … Continue reading

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Strategy and Conscience: Subverting Elite Power So We End Human Violence

By Robert J. Burrowes Given the overwhelming evidence that activist efforts are failing to halt the accelerating rush to extinction precipitated and maintained by dysfunctional human behavior, it is worth reflecting on why this is happening. Of course, you might … Continue reading

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The Search for Meaning in Modern Life

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Waking Times Every good story about a search begins with a tale. So, here’s one; it’s a tale about a magician who gave a dinner for his neighbours. There was once a Magician who built … Continue reading

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James C. Scott’s Against the Grain

By chilke Source: The HipCrime Vocab During my long discursion on the history of money, the academic James C. Scott published an important book called Against the Grain: A Deep History of the First States. Regular readers will know that this has … Continue reading

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A Skeleton Key to the Alt Left

Source: the HipCrime Vocab Last time we looked at the differences between the “Left” as manifested in the mainstream political discourse and those of a number of authors, blogger and thinkers that I’ve (somewhat arbitrarily) lumped under the umbrella of … Continue reading

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Three Paths

By Erik Lindberg Source: Resilience To have lost the godlike conceit that we may do what we will, and not to have acquired a homely zest for doing what we can, shows a grandeur of temper which cannot be objected … Continue reading

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