The way to save the planet: shrink the economy

Green (Living) Review

That makes sense; less economic activity lowers carbon emissions. Our current economic system, based on growth, can't adjust to this fact. This makes sense: if applied globally these actions, in combination with conservation, would significantly decrease economic activity, and thus lower carbon emissions. The oil and gas industry claims that the 11 percent drop in reported U.S.

OECD says Britain has entered Double-Dip Recession

Green (Living) Review

The economic system of continuous growth is not, and never was, sustainable and was only possible due to the wholesale exploitation of the Planet, its people and resources, and a system of factored in obsolescence and of continuously buying more and new. This entire system is harming the entire system and it needs to be abandoned. The present economic system, based on the ever more growth principle no longer is a sustainable way to go and, in fact, it never was.

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The best way for the banks to increase the debt in the world is through war

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The world is at a point of the ponzi-scheme collapse, which is the capitalist system (and even the Soviet Union was, under Stalin and after, state capitalism), and this is why the bankers have created a new enemy in the form of Islam. Establish human labor economic systems, based in physical labors, take back the Earth from the small band of clinical psychopaths now destroying it. We need a new system.

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The economic collapse has begun (and that a while ago)

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Do you want to know when the "economic collapse" is going to happen? The "economic collapse" is already happening all around us. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people talk about the coming economic collapse as if it is some massively hyped event that they will be able to point to on the calendar, and a lot of writers spend a lot of time speculating about when exactly and precisely it will happen. But the economic collapse is not a single event.

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Why data and measurement are key to a circular economy transition


Our current economic model is based on extraction and waste. This take-make-waste economic model fundamentally cannot work long term. The systemic transition to a circular economy creates value and opens up opportunities for collaboration with a view to open innovation.

Dumpster diving; 2009's fastest growing industry

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The Freegan movement is a total boycott of the economic system and its profit motive, and long may it continue, I hasten to add. They’re creating a new economic system based on the value of mutual needs and cooperation instead of a system based on greed and waste.

Qualitative Growth

The Green Changemakers

coauthored with Hazel Henderson, posted September 2009 A conceptual framework for finding solutions to our current crisis that are economically sound, ecologically sustainable, and socially just © 2009 Fritjof Capra, © 2009 Hazel Henderson; published by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales as part of its thought leadership series Outside Insights The current global recession has been dominating the news since the beginning of the year.