Citizen Action Monitor

Could “prosperity without growth” provide a framework within which to make sense of our existence?

The role of this framework, this “sacred canopy,” is to keep us from despair when confronted with existential threats. No 2148 Posted by fw, January 19, 2018 To access all … Continue reading

January 19, 2018

Government is caught in a “dilemma of growth” – It’s time to move beyond this conflicted state, says Jackson

A half-century of the governmentality of growth has come at the expense of policies for the common good. No 2144 Posted by fw, January 15, 2018 To access all other … Continue reading

January 15, 2018

“Governmentality” – the way governments try to produce citizens best suited to fulfill their own policies

Decades of neoliberal regimes have practiced the unsustainable, ecologically destructive, governmentality of growth. No 2143 Posted by fw, January 14, 2018 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without Growth, … Continue reading

January 14, 2018

Jackson builds a case for government as a “commitment device” to escape the “iron cage of consumerism’”

But will our selfish pursuit of affluence continue to erode and undermine government’s role as a commitment device? No 2142 Posted by fw, January 13, 2017 To access all other … Continue reading

January 13, 2018

Golden Globe’s support for #MeToo a wretched spectacle of identity politics at their worst

Hollywood millionaire celebrities devote entire evening to feeling sorry for themselves, says WSWS news source. No 2141 Posted by fw, January 10, 2018 “This year’s Golden Globe Awards, with its … Continue reading

January 10, 2018

Tar Sands – Canada’s dirty and dangerous obstacle to a carbon-free global energy system

Calculations show winding down tar sands production crucial for Canada to achieve carbon reduction targets. No 2140 Posted by fw, January 9, 2018 “We examine two interrelated questions here. First, … Continue reading

January 9, 2018

How global climate change contributes to more extreme winter weather events

If “global warming” is real, why the extreme winter weather in vast parts of North America — Climate scientist explains. No 2136 Posted by fw, January 5, 2018 “Scientists are … Continue reading

January 5, 2018

Fragmented US resistance movements fail to understand the nature of the system they’re up against

“The consequences are frightening because we’re dealing with the possibility of destruction of all life” No 2133 Posted by fw, January 1, 2018 “I think the mainstream media and actually … Continue reading

January 1, 2018

Study reveals evidence of right-wing extremism in Canada predating Trump’s election

Smug Canadians certain that Trump’s hateful politics would not play well here. No 2132 Posted by fw, December 31, 2017 “The world will not soon forget Nov. 8, 2016. It … Continue reading

December 31, 2017

Ed Finn rips Canada’s governments and citizenry for tolerating social impoverishment policies

Where “free market” ideology rules, life is a “free-for-all brawl” that does not look kindly on those at the bottom. No 2131 Posted by fw, December 27, 2017 “The horrific … Continue reading

December 27, 2017

Trudeau challenged to prove Canada’s “all-of-the-above” climate action plan will meet its climate commitments

Canada’s 2018 “strategic assessment” proposal features a “climate test” but will it include 2 best-test features? No 2130 Posted by fw, December 25, 2017 “The federal government insists that Canada … Continue reading

December 25, 2017

Ralph Nader skewers “Deceiver-in-Chief” Trump and Republicans over “tax cuts” and other lies

Voters who continue to believe Trump and his serial political liars “are entrenching a tyranny over themselves.” No 2129 Posted by fw, December 20, 2017 “Imagine an app that can … Continue reading

December 20, 2017

By definition, the US political system is “fascist” – says Ralph Nader

How it became fascist is revealed in this short MUST WATCH VIDEO about the secret 1971 “Powell Memorandum”. No 2128 Posted by fw, December 20, 2017 The Powell memorandum was … Continue reading

December 20, 2017

Do The Math — Global investments in renewables “too little, too late” to meet transition challenge we face

We’re failing because the transition is politically inconceivable – we’re unwilling to make the sacrifices. No 2124 Posted by fw, December 14, 2017 “The idea of the energy transition (“energiewende” … Continue reading

December 14, 2017

In his concluding section of Chapter 9, Jackson foresees the emergence of a post-growth macroeconomics

Beyond the growth dilemma, a new macroeconomics will improve “the quality of our society and the integrity of our environment.” No 2123 Posted by fw, December 13, 2017 To access … Continue reading

December 13, 2017

Government has a vital stabilizing role to play during a transition to a post-growth economy, says Jackson

“The principle of increasing government public spending when output falls and reducing public spending when output rises proved remarkably robust.” No 2122 Posted by fw, December 12, 2017 To access … Continue reading

December 12, 2017

Tim Jackson and Peter Victor successfully challenge the conjecture that credit creates a “growth imperative”

And another argument against a post-growth economics turns out to be false. No 2121 Posted by fw, December 12, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without Growth, click … Continue reading

December 12, 2017

Tim Jackson and Peter Victor find a flaw in Thomas Piketty’s “algebra of inequality” thesis

“What we found was fascinating,” says Jackson, leading to fertile ground for degrowth. No 2120 Posted by fw, December 11, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without Growth, … Continue reading

December 11, 2017

What to do when demand stagnates, unemployment rises, and social instability follows?

Jackson suggests a transition to services offers a more ‘holistic’ solution to unemployment in a low-growth economy. No 2119 Posted by fw, December 10, 2017 To access all other synopses … Continue reading

December 10, 2017