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Petition for postgrowth research funding - please sign and share

25.08.2014

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In order to facilitate the transition towards a postgrowth or even degrowth economy, further research on alternative ecoomic and social models is utterly important, as we have no working models of non-growing economies at the moment. However, despite the urgency of this matter, progress in this direction is slow.  Large amounts of  research-funding  are directed towards "green growth" and other even less sustainable economic strategies. To provide realistic and truly sustainable alternatives, we have to answer many pressing questions about the viability of non-growing economies. This will not be possible without further research and experiments. For more information and details, please watch this inspiring 15-Minutes TED-Talk by ecological economist Miklos Antal. If you agree with his arguments, please sign and share this petition.

 

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From Post-Growth Society to Sufficiency Politics

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By: Angelika Zahrnt

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“Economic degrowth had to be coupled with political democracy”

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