Citizen Action Monitor

Who to blame for a drowned Houston and a drenched Windsor?

There’s more than enough blame to go around. — My letter to the editor of the Windsor Star. No 2043 Posted by fw, August 30, 2017 Today I sent a … Continue reading

August 30, 2017

What if a low-growth, no-growth economy became the new normal?

Tim Jackson reviews the evidence for a return to “secular stagnation.” No 2042 Posted by fw, August 28, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without Growth, click on … Continue reading

August 28, 2017

We learned nothing! — After 2008 disaster, it was back to business-as-usual, as-fast-as-possible

Circumstances may have changed, but the goal remained the same — renewed economic growth. No 2041 Posted by fw, August 27, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without … Continue reading

August 27, 2017

Q: What led the world to the brink of economic disaster in 2008? — A: The unrelenting drive for economic growth

Pursuit of growth drove loosening of regulations, proliferation of financial derivatives, and massive expansion of public debt and private credit in decades before and during the crisis. No 2040 Posted … Continue reading

August 26, 2017

BLOCKBUSTER research findings: Age of endlessly growing industrial capitalism is over

Long decline of capitalism began decades ago, will accelerate before end of this century, signaling an urgent need to rewrite economics to fit real world. No 2039 Posted by fw, August … Continue reading

August 24, 2017

Evidence-packed article buries Trudeau, discrediting his pretence to care about climate change

Trudeau’s “climate action charade will fool Canadians for only so long”, says climate activist No 2038 Posted by fw, August 23, 2017 “In a June Rolling Stone article, “How to Tell If … Continue reading

August 23, 2017

Kinder Morgan expected Trudeau to break his promise to redo NEB’s review of pipeline project  

Trudeau lies to voters; Kinder Morgan lies to the NEB and Canadians. Will BC’s NDP government protect the integrity of our democracy? No 2037 Posted by fw, August 22, 2017 … Continue reading

August 22, 2017

The environmental movement failed because of our addiction to economic growth

We must either conquer this addition or face the failure of civilization, says Richard Heinberg No 2036 Posted by fw, August 21, 2017 ***** “We will grow our economy while … Continue reading

August 21, 2017

US Corporate highjacking of civil society; similar pattern set to emerge in post-Brexit Britain

A corporate coup d’état of Britain’s government is secretly destroying civil society protections built up over the generations. No 2035 Posted by fw, August 20, 2017 “In the United States, … Continue reading

August 20, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II asks economists why no one saw the 2008 financial collapse coming

If it’s a villain we want for Lost Prosperity, it appears that private and public sector indebtedness are prime suspects. No 2034 Posted by fw, August 18, 2017 To access … Continue reading

August 18, 2017

Contradictions and crises of capitalism – Abby Martin interviews Peter Joseph — VIDEO

Joseph responds to Martin’s questions covering 20 topics, including one on his vision for a “democratized symbiotic ecosystem.” No 2033 Posted by fw, August 17, 2017 ***** Latest transcription updates … Continue reading

August 17, 2017

In October 2014, Peter Joseph issued a challenge — Find solutions to Market Economy problems

Until these questions are answered and problems solved, expect increasing global disorder and breakdown. No 2032 Posted by fw, August 16, 2017 In the following 25:23-minute video, published on October … Continue reading

August 16, 2017

“The ‘business-as-usual’ scenario can only lead to increasing social problems.” – Peter Joseph

Social control and oppression is structurally codified in the current socioeconomic system. No 2031 Posted by fw, August 15, 2017 “The bottom line is that when we trace the systemic … Continue reading

August 15, 2017

Conventional wisdom holds that economic growth is the surest path to prosperity

But in following that path for decades, we have not gained prosperity, we have lost it. No 2030 Posted by fw, August 14, 2017 To access all other synopses from … Continue reading

August 14, 2017

First Greece, now Britain — Tory government sells off public assets to pay for failed economic plan

Citizens are left to shoulder the burden of government incompetence. No 2029 Posted by fw, August 13, 2017 “Back in March 2016 I wrote a piece for the European Financial … Continue reading

August 13, 2017

Ten years after the 2008 financial crash, the cost to Britain is running into £ trillions

What hard lessons did civil society learn, and what plans are afoot to transform the banking sector? Are there lessons here for Canada’s civil society? No 2028 Posted by fw, … Continue reading

August 13, 2017

If you haven’t been directly impacted by this hot scary summer, check out what you missed

“What we need is courage and determination in facing up to seemingly insurmountable odds.” No 2027 Posted by fw, August 10, 2017 “No matter what, we must also find the … Continue reading

August 10, 2017

Why do we fail to see the connection between economic growth and planet degradation?

Simple: a growing economy is all we know. No 2026 Posted by fw, August 08, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without Growth, click on the Tab titled … Continue reading

August 8, 2017

Policy makers seduced by economists’ claims that climate change can be fixed, economic growth can continue

Twenty-five years of failed UN-led climate change negotiating has brought humanity to a precipice. No 2025 Posted by fw, August 07, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without … Continue reading

August 7, 2017