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The latest by Tim Morgan

Will growth be possible? #240: Trussed for the block?

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Toryism at its worst – help the greedy, do nothing for the needy.

The discussion following Tim Morgan’s pieces are very good.  The following is an example. drtimmorgan on September 22, 2022 at 1:49 pm said: I think we need to be clear about what we know, what we can contribute to the … Continue reading

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The purpose of a system is what it does. There is no point in claiming that the purpose of a system is to do what it constantly fails to do.

Tim Watkins latest piece concludes that: If you and I are forced to go hungry and cold this winter it is not because we have an energy crisis, it is simply that the neoliberal system – which includes such utilities … Continue reading

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It is my personal perspective at the moment that our entire world is in a governing crisis, and that this governing crisis concerns, mainly, the fundamental legitimacy of our governing systems.  

From James Martin at the Deep Transformation Network: https://youtu.be/ZtNnX1JWQ4g That is, we have a global — or planet-wide — crisis of governing. This is widely understood. But what is not widely understood is that government is non-identical with governance, and … Continue reading

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Nate Hagens interviewed John Gowdy, an ecological economist,

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The future must come from the grassroots 

The world economy is shrinking and the population is increasing.  Food poverty is spreading.  Seen from the top-down the future looks bleak. Our growth-led system is leading to global extinction.  We do not yet have a positive future to imagine. … Continue reading

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Diesel Underpins Global Economy – ‘EROEI’ Explained – Great Depression II in view – System Failure

https://www.theburningplatform.com/2022/05/28/diesel-underpins-global-economy-eroei-explained-great-depression-ii-in-view-system-failure-letter-from-great-britain-05-28-22/

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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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