Citizen Action Monitor

Today’s American culture translates what people once cared about into dollars – Nate Hagens (26/?)

“Our culture has a serious problem,” says Hagens, “we’ve lost some of our humanity.” No 2309 Posted by fw, June 21, 2018 To access links to all other posts in … Continue reading

June 21, 2018

Is it time to put limits on what CEOs earn vs what lowest paid employees get? – Nate Hagens (25/?)

A lot of people see that with unlimited growth, things aren’t working as they used to and they’re upset. No 2308 Posted by fw, June 20, 2018 To access links … Continue reading

June 20, 2018

“Governments and institutions do whatever they can to keep access to energy growing” – Nate Hagens (22/?)

No institution, no government worldwide is planning for less than 2% growth in the next 50 years. Growth is the plan, the game is the plan. No 2305 Posted by … Continue reading

June 18, 2018

Human civilization has neglected our fellow animals of Earth’s wildlife community – Nate Hagens (20/?)

We simply don’t see the impact on them of the rapid, explosive expansion of human civilization. No 2303 Posted by fw, June 16, 2018 To access links to all other … Continue reading

June 16, 2018

In our quest for ‘treasure’, our capitalist economy has plundered Earth’s ‘riches’ – Nate Hagens (19/?)

Only when converted into ‘treasure’ are ‘riches’ said to have ‘value’, and governments plan to continue the plunder. No 2302 Posted by fw, June 15, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

June 15, 2018

Fossil fuels, NOT economic theories, caused the past 150-years of rapid economic growth – Nate Hagens (7/?)

We’re beginning to see that the theories don’t offer much predictive reliability for a coming global economy. No 2290 Posted by fw, June 5, 2018 To access links to all … Continue reading

June 5, 2018

“We can’t go to 100% renewable energy and live like we do now.” – Nate Hagens (6/?)

The ability of a technology to provide ‘joules’ is different than its ability to contribute to ‘work’ for society. No 2289 Posted by fw, June 4, 2018 To access links … Continue reading

June 4, 2018

Think about it — No natural resource energy stocks are renewable on human time scales – Nate Hagens (3/?)

But we consume these geologic stocks like they are inexhaustible energy flows such as rivers, rain, sunlight, wind. No 2227 Posted by fw, June 1, 2018 To access links to … Continue reading

June 1, 2018

Everything’s going wild, people don’t agree on what to do, are not highly motivated to act – Nate Hagens (1/?)

Hagens is going to tell us a story, a story that is complex, threatening, scary, abstract, and in the future. No 2225 Posted by fw, May 30, 2018 To access … Continue reading

May 30, 2018

Ten years after the crisis, economic growth for advanced economies is slowly slipping away, says Tim Jackson

“Attempts to prop up an ailing capitalism have increased inequality, hindered ecological innovation and undermined stability.” No 2223 Posted by fw, May 26, 2018 “If there’s one thing that might … Continue reading

May 26, 2018

Are Ottawa’s ideas about the economy, environment and climate dangerously ill-informed?

Contributions by two leading experts on the unrealistic expectation of perpetual GDP growth suggests the Liberals don’t know what they’re talking about. No 2221 Posted by fw, May 22, 2018 … Continue reading

May 22, 2018

Bill Rees fires back at economist who criticized David Suzuki’s “alleged ignorance of mainstream economics”

Rees rips today’s economic models as “mathematical abstractions containing no useful information”, expecting complex real world to conform to models. No 2213 Posted by fw, May 6, 2018 “In a … Continue reading

May 6, 2018

New report crushes Trudeau’s claim oil/gas/pipeline expansion vital to our economic well-being

“Oft-cited claim that growing oil and gas production is vital to Canada’s economic well-being … has become progressively less true over the past decade.” No 2212 Posted by fw, May … Continue reading

May 5, 2018

Economist Kate Raworth would say that Trudeau and his advisers are stuck in last century’s economics

The idea of economics should not start with economic growth, but with human wellbeing, declares Raworth. No 2206 Posted by fw, April 25, 2018 “I studied economics at university 25 … Continue reading

April 25, 2018

Selfish motives drive Canada’s political and business elites to press for pipeline action

Powerful capitalist elites want profits, political leaders want to retain capitalists’ support by growing the economy. No 2202 Posted by fw, April 20, 2018 “From Canada’s corporate media, oil industry, … Continue reading

April 20, 2018

Kinder Morgan suspends pipeline work, gives governments until May 31 to resolve differences

Under attack from BC and Alberta, Trudeau blames his predecessor, Stephen Harper No 2197 Posted by fw, April 9, 2018 “In Calgary Sunday afternoon, Kinder announced it was suspending ‘all non-essential activities … Continue reading

April 9, 2018

“We’re going to see this economic system spinning out of control and destroying itself” Richard Wolff

We’re besieged with economic and political theatre, anything to distract us from confronting an economic system that doesn’t work for the majority. No 2195 Posted by fw, April 3, 2018 … Continue reading

April 3, 2018

Did Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s BC Wine Boycott just backfire?

“Social media is going wild in support of B.C. vino,” says Dogwood citizen action network. No 2159 Posted by fw, February 7, 2018 “Yesterday Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced a boycott … Continue reading

February 7, 2018

Will the emergence of a post-growth economy mean the end of capitalism as we have known it?

Jackson calls for a focus on growing the “economy of tomorrow”, don’t waste time on “irresolvable turf wars.” No 2151 Posted by fw, January 26, 2018 To access all other … Continue reading

January 26, 2018