November 2009

One year ago I started writing out of passion (and some anger). My how things have evolved! This blog has seen 75 posts in the last year, some of them great, some of them alright, some perhaps less so. I have tried my best to write about the issues important to me: a sustainable society, […]

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Buy Nothing Day

by Joshua on November 26, 2009 · 0 comments

The holiday seasons have a strong connection with families, harvests, and merriment through most of human history. However, today’s holidays have been corrupted – turned into marketing spectacles for the merriment of executive paychecks. Holidays in our growth economy are about increasing consumer spending, buying newer and bigger, getting more and more. They are no longer about […]

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Vote For CASSE!

by Joshua on November 20, 2009 · 0 comments

CASSE is in the running to receive valuable help for their efforts to spread awareness about the steady state economy. Free Range Studios is an outstanding online marketing group that specializes in progressive causes. They are the makers of the online video, The Story of Stuff. Voting is now open for an organization to receive […]

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A couple of Seattleites (myself included) have banded together to host a screening of the No Impact Man documentary sometime during the two weeks of Copenhagen Climate Conference (December 7th through 18th). This great event was organized by the No Impact Project and the Center for the New American Dream. If you live in the […]

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The New Green Economy

by Joshua on November 15, 2009 · 3 comments

It’s official! I’m heading to the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) New Green Economy Conference! Through my volunteer work with the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE) I was invited to volunteer at the conference (and attend when off-duty). The goal of the conference is to form “a […]

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Post Growth Reading List

by Joshua on November 10, 2009 · 2 comments

Here are two lists for the post-growth, steady state economy. The first list is for those of you who haven’t done much reading or are new to the topics. I would suggest reading them for an introduction into steady state concepts and then move on to the more in-depth list. The second list is what […]

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Governance and Economy

by Joshua on November 6, 2009 · 0 comments

The fall of the Berlin wall was a monumental event in history. Interestingly enough it acted as the end of a large-scale governance/economic experiment. Here we have two societies, each with similar backgrounds, but each with drastically different views of government and economics. On one side was placed a highly controlled society and on the […]

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At a certain point our society’s leaders realized that in order to continue growing the economy we would have to turn consumers to debt. This is simply the next step in a series of events lead by our growth addiction. You see in order to get bigger the economy needs consumers to consume. However, you […]

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