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Mainstream Economists versus the Earth

[From “Notes from the Editors,” Monthly Review, July-August 2009. Posted by permission.] A new book by economist Frank Ackerman, Can We Afford the Future?: The Economics of a Warming World (Zed, 2009), presents an important and startling thesis: “As the climate science debate is reaching closure, the climate economics debate is heating up. The controversial […]

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A Call for De-growth

The term is virtually unknown elsewhere, but in France and Italy there has been considerable interest in environmentalist circles in “Décroissance soutenable” – sustainable de-growth. The following is a Declaration issued by a conference on the subject held last year in Paris. The conference proceedings, 322 pages of documents, can be downloaded here. We, participants […]

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