Category Archives: de-growth

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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Degrowth is now happening

In a recent piece, I wrote about  “Global Transition: From growth to degrowth and top-down to bottom-up” I explained the process in which top-down organisations are shrinking and will eventually disappear as a result of de-layering. At the same time, individual … Continue reading

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Degrowth: Fact or Ideology: Both

The two explanations of degrowth (1) that it is an energy-related process and (2) that it is an ideology, are misleading fruitful discussions.  It is neither one nor t’other.  It is both. I  believe in the ideology of degrowth and … 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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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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Delayering

In a recent discussion on Tim Morgan’s blog, he says: ” … de-layering is going to eliminate huge numbers of white-collar jobs, and lots of intermediate/intermediary businesses, though I doubt if even the biggest corporate players really understand this yet.” … Continue reading

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If de-growth changes everything, it changes politics, and it changes public priorities

This comment by Tim Morgan in his recent blog hits various nails on their heads: Current Western leadership looks lamentably poor. As a general proposition, we’d probably have to go back to the 1930s and appeasement to find an equivalently-bad … Continue reading

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Post Doom

Regenerative conversations exploring overshoot grief, grounding, and gratitude.  These are worth spending time on.   Mostly around an hour each. A post-doom mindset is a hard-earned and often fluctuating state of being. Classic stages of grief mark a well-worn path. However, mere … Continue reading

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