Citizen Action Monitor

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

With Trump, it’s been loss, after loss, as ranks of the oppressed grow – Has HOPE arrived just in time?

Can “Poor People’s Campaign – a National Call for Moral Revival” turn the tide? No 2127 Posted by fw, December 17, 2017 “It has been one defeat after another for … Continue reading

December 17, 2017

What’s wrong with capitalism? — A 2:18-minute video explains how capitalism is killing us

Either we evolve beyond capitalism or we won’t have a future. No 2126 Posted by fw, December 16, 2017 “Our leaders will tell us that these ideas [to dethrone capitalism] … Continue reading

December 16, 2017

“Not all arctic polar bears are in trouble, but those that are signal what’s to come” – National Geographic

Starving polar bear comments from viewers of video a sad reflection of the times No 2125 Posted by fw, December 15, 2017 “Our video of a starving polar bear has been seen … Continue reading

December 15, 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

A shift towards the services sector of the economy heralds a considerably slower rate of economic growth

In fact, says Tim Jackson, “we may already be heading towards a stationary or quasi-stationary state” of growth. No 2118 Posted by fw, December 9, 2017 To access all other … Continue reading

December 9, 2017

“Does sustainable investment increase or diminish growth?” asks Tim Jackson

But does his burst of “economese” muddy the waters of Jackson’s answer? No 2117 Posted by fw, December 8, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without Growth, click … Continue reading

December 8, 2017

Two givens: First, “We must reduce in absolute terms the material throughput of the economy”

Second: “Some things within the economy must continue to grow.” No 2116 Posted by fw, December 7, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without Growth, click on the … Continue reading

December 7, 2017

Can eco-modernists provide an escape route from the “dilemma of growth?”

Tim Jackson critiques their proposed decoupling solution and concludes it would only work for angels. No 2115 Posted by fw, December 6, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity … Continue reading

December 6, 2017

Can the degrowth movement provide an escape route from the “dilemma of growth”?

Tim Jackson critiques degrowth and finds “it gives us too little to go on in building a post-growth macroeconomics.” No 2114 Posted by fw, December 5, 2017 To access all … Continue reading

December 5, 2017

Tim Jackson finds “something distinctly odd about our contemporary refusal to question economic growth”

He sets out to correct that oversight with a “convincing macroeconomics for a ‘post-growth’ society.” No 2113 Posted by fw, December 4, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity … Continue reading

December 4, 2017

Paul Street’s dynamite essay on how American democracy is trumped by a deadly complex of forces

The passivity of Americans in the face of the outrageous Trump presidency is “chilling to behold.” No 2112 Posted by fw, December 3, 2017 “The passivity of the American populace … Continue reading

December 3, 2017