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There can be no more growth

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it. Upton Sinclair This is a deliberately short piece to make a simple point. The oncoming recession is not a temporary blip … Continue reading

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Some activities will transfer from essential to discretionary

The following exchange of messages in Tim Morgan’s blog is both interesting and important. drtimmorgan on April 25, 2022 at 2:29 pm said: UPDATE I’ve been ‘missing in action’ for a week or so, partly finalising the latest version of the model (SEEDS … Continue reading

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Whilst the Bank of England fiddles with rates people’s livelihoods are failing, and the economy is burning.

An interesting post by Richard Murphy and Danny Blanchflower with the heading: Is the Bank of England at risk of missing a major downturn again? …. who have been working together on their vision for the economic policy that the … Continue reading

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What is Degrowth?

We have a problem. There are currently two fundamentally different understandings of the word “degrowth”. Jason Hickel’s view is that “Degrowth is a planned reduction of energy and resource use designed to bring the economy back into balance with the … Continue reading

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MANAGING THE REALITY OF ‘LIFE AFTER ORTHODOXY’

Tim Morgan’s latest piece is worth reading. However, I wonder whether his perception is seen generally.  The opening paragraphs introduce his idea, A new ‘heavenly body’ has entered the cosmology of political and corporate decision. This new influence is the … Continue reading

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Global Transition: From growth to degrowth and top-down to bottom-up

First published in the Deep Transformation Network People have been getting poorer in most Western advanced economies since the early 2000s. With the same fate now starting to overtake emerging market countries too, global prosperity has turned down. One way of … Continue reading

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Why your fish and chips may cost a lot more

An example of what has become a discretionary market at today’s prices.  A market that was essential in the post-WW2 era. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-60762921

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The Overton Window

Why does the Government see global warming as a problem and not see degrowth as reality? Those of us who are committed to the idea that economic degrowth is unavoidable just cannot understand why intelligent powers-that-be will not even acknowledge … Continue reading

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UK is facing bigger economic shock than 1973 oil crisis that could leave families £1,750 worse off as energy prices soar and ban on Russian imports is set to pile on more pressure

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10595965/UK-facing-bigger-economic-shock-1973-oil-crisis-MPs-warn.html

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Herefordshire’s Local Plan: Spatial options consultation: Local plan 2021-2041: How to avoid food poverty: Herefordshire must focus on local food economies

Herefordshire Council’s land use planners have published a document that describes five different options for where growth should be in the county.  They ask for views on their ideas. My comments are as follows: The Council’s Local Plan assumes never-ending … Continue reading

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