Citizen Action Monitor

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

Is economic growth a measure of “real prosperity”? Tim Jackson says “No” and explains why

The relentless pursuit of GDP growth is a given in rich countries, a panacea for all drags on the economy. No 2015 Posted by fw, July 25, 2017 To access … Continue reading

July 25, 2017

Tim Jackson: In a finite world, what can Prosperity (without growth) possibly mean?

More to the point — How can a bold conception of prosperity be attained? No 2013 Posted by fw, July 22, 2017 To access all other synopses from Prosperity without … Continue reading

July 22, 2017

“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 To access all other synopses from … 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

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