Citizen Action Monitor

“Prosperity Without Growth?” – Tim Jackson on how a report started a conversation whose time had come

Why Number 10 Downing Street ironically “went ballistic” when the report landed on the PM’s desk. No 2010 Posted by fw, July 18, 2017 “‘Number 10 has gone ballistic,’ barked … Continue reading

July 18, 2017

Prof Bill Rees is back, advocating planned de-growth toward a quasi steady state economy

“Perversely, the world community prescribes still greater material growth as the only feasible solution!” No 2009 Posted by fw, July 17, 2017 “Humans have a virtually unlimited capacity for self-delusion, … Continue reading

July 17, 2017

“We have to design our economies to live within ecological limits and resource constraints” – Tim Jackson

“Start with the idea of what prosperity is and then ask questions about what kind of economy you need to get there.” No 2007 Posted by fw, July 15, 2017 … Continue reading

July 15, 2017

Sixty years of environmental action and humanity remains in ecological overshoot

It’s time to accept that tinkering around the edges of consumer capitalism is utterly inadequate. No 2005 Posted by fw, July 11, 2017 “According to the most recent data from the Global … Continue reading

July 11, 2017

Endless economic growth endangers our future

Celebrated ecological economist Tim Jackson talks about the need to envision a post-growth economy. No 1999 Posted by fw, July 5, 2017 “When the UK Sustainable Development Commission, on which I served, … Continue reading

July 5, 2017

Sweden’s largest pension fund divests from TransCanada, claims it violates Paris Accord

Writing is on the wall for TransCanada (and Trudeau): “pipelines are a climate and financial disaster.” No 1992 Posted by fw, June 25, 2017 “Sweden’s largest pension fund, AP7, announced last … Continue reading

June 25, 2017

US looking more and more like a developing country, says MIT prof

80 percent of population in debt, anxious about job security, besieged by crumbling infrastructure. No 1944 Posted by fw, April 27, 2017 “America is regressing to have the economic and political … Continue reading

April 27, 2017

Trump’s embrace of economic ignorance could lead to disaster – Prof Jeffrey Sachs explains

Americans should not be fooled — the emperor has no clothes, and, apparently, no competent economic advisers either. No 1943 Posted by fw, April 25, 2017 “Nearly 100 days after US … Continue reading

April 25, 2017

We are consuming ourselves to death under the banner of limitless economic growth

Rethinking economic growth in an age of environmental limits to growth cannot be avoided — Will change be by design or disaster? No 1938 Posted by fw, April 19, 2017 “What … Continue reading

April 19, 2017

How to exploit Trump’s vulnerabilities – Naomi Klein explains in a short video

Once you know exactly what the Trump brand is, it becomes obvious how to mess with it. No 1933 Posted by fw, April 15, 2017 “You’ve probably noticed that Donald Trump … Continue reading

April 15, 2017

New Money: UK communities hope alternative currencies will boost regional economies

“We’ve given the power to create money to private corporations and people don’t understand that we can have it back” No 1923 Posted by fw, March 30, 2017 “Cities and towns … Continue reading

March 30, 2017

The explosion of debt is the prime cause of recurrent financial and economic crises

Moneyless private currencies and credit clearing exchanges provide ways to bypass the banking system’s control of money and interest-bearing debt. No 1922 Posted by fw, March 29, 2017 “I concluded long … Continue reading

March 29, 2017

The trouble with money – A short video introduction by Thomas Greco

There’s always a growth in the amount of debt over time, but the amount of money doesn’t grow over time. No 1921 Posted by fw, March 28, 2017 ***** “So, we … Continue reading

March 28, 2017

WOW! A showcase of Quebec’s “Social Economy”, which now accounts for 8-10 percent of its GDP

The goal of social ownership is “a sustainable, democratic economy with a market—instead of a market economy.” No 1920 Posted by fw, March 27, 2017 “Welcome to everyday life in Quebec, … Continue reading

March 27, 2017

Tell Canada Pension Plan Investment Board to say NO to Kinder Morgan

U.S.-based Kinder Morgan is asking Canadian funders to invest money in its Trans Mountain pipeline to increase capacity to 890,000 barrels a day. No 1900 Posted by fw, February 24, 2017 … Continue reading

February 24, 2017

World’s economic systems evolved to serve selfish needs of 1%, not ‘real’ needs of ordinary people

That’s why 87% of workers worldwide feel they’re not doing something meaningful for their own wellbeing. No 1888 Posted by fw, February 8, 2017 “A human has only so many minutes … Continue reading

February 8, 2017

High cost of Wind and Solar energy is a “deal killer”, says Gail Tverberg

Wind and solar are like a high-cost placebo — people will think we are treating the problem. No 1884 Posted by fw, February 1, 2017 “In my opinion, the time has … Continue reading

February 1, 2017

How Western banks are seriously undermining democracy and rule of law – Evidence confirms our worst fears

“The West is condemning itself to living in a cesspool of its own creation if serious reform is not implemented very quickly to restrain and arrest the lawlessness of this … Continue reading

January 16, 2017

Current political, economic, social systems have failed us – Is revitalization of the commons a possible solution?

George Monbiot invites readers to explore a wide range of potential solutions, beginning with the commons. No 1857 Posted by fw, December 27, 2016 “In the first of a series of … Continue reading

December 27, 2016