Thinking in terms of degrowth does not mean breaking with
growth, but rather with the ideology of accumulation. Degrowing means a
decision to revalue things and our relations with our surroundings. It's worth asking ourselves which we would choose: a calm degrowth or
an unsustainable social pressure? By
As the consumer economy peaks in both economic and
environmental terms, the sharing economy offers a more hopeful prospect. Yet a fundamental problem must be
addressed for it to achieve scale: in an economy where we share houses,
cars, money, and work with strangers, how do we decide who to trust? By Paul M. Davis.
Civil society organizations from around the world raise concerns with the objectives of the 2nd Global Conference on Agriculture,
Food Security and Climate Change held in Hanoi, Viet Nam, 3-7 September
A new study suggests that ending the deficit doesn’t have to hurt, just as long as we cut in the right places. Here are seven places where budget cuts in the US can create a more just, more secure, and more sustainable country. By John Cavanagh.
We need a great social transformation in order to deal with the deep
ecological crisis facing humankind. But we can already find social innovations that might function as the
basic units of this transformation - as evidenced in the solidarity economy and the commons, write Andreas Exner and Christian Lauk.
To understand the shared concerns of youthful protesters and the global nature of the forces
they are fighting, it is crucial to situate these diverse student protests within a broader analysis of global capital and the changing nature of its assaults on young people, says Henry A Giroux.
At the World Water Week conference in Stockholm, some organisations put forward a new vision for achieving food and water security. This represents a shift in the paradigm
that food production must be increased at all costs, and instead focuses on food waste and sustainable diets.
The world’s financial and
economic crisis has taken a toll on children and poor households. This
book describes the social impacts of the crisis, policy responses to
date and United Nations alternative proposals for ‘A Recovery for All.’ Edited by Isabel Ortiz and Matthew Cummins.
What would the world look like if money embodied our values, if the best business decision was the best
decision for society, and if wealth was defined by how much we give, not how
much we have? Charles Eisenstein shared his insights during a workshop attended by STWR's Adam Parsons.
A coalition of organisations and prominent thinkers put forward a bold vision and implementing
strategy for a New Economy that works for all of Earth’s people and the
living systems on which their well-being depends. By The New Economy
Working Group (NEWGroup).