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New economic paradigms

« Après des décennies d’inaction politique, seule la bonne volonté planétaire des gens ordinaires a une chance de venir à bout de la pauvreté dans un monde d’abondance au travers de manifestations massives et incessantes dans tous les pays. Empruntons donc la voie de moindre résistance en exigeant tous ensemble la...
The Transnational Institute sets out ten proposals to mobilise resources to cover the cost of the global COVID-19 pandemic and to pay for the transition away from the fossil fuel economy. Caught between crises California has this year seen the largest forest fires on record. The smoke, whipped up by the flames...
Share The World’s Resources (STWR) have now released a book version of the popular articles by Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi, titled ‘Studies on the Principle of Sharing’. The articles were originally published online at sharing.org over the course of 2011 to 2014, during the momentous revolutionary period that followed...
Contents: Editor’s preface The cry for justice Commercialisation: the antithesis of sharing Uniting the people of the world A discourse on beliefs, ideologies and ‘isms’ An enquiry into the meaning of sharing food Rise up America, rise up! Christmas, the system and I Endnotes   Editor’s...
In a forum discussion by The Great Transition Initiative, two panels debate the question: Should a UBI be a central element of strategies for transformation? The following is a contribution from STWR, titled: Toward Global Sharing.  Guy Standing's opener lays out a cogent case for a universal basic income (UBI)....
'Amid a pandemic that has taken over a million lives, we urge the same level of imagination as the drafters of the Universal Declaration over seventy years ago.' By Gabriela Bucher and Olivier De Schutter. And so our world, scarred by human tragedy, came together. Leaders across the world agreed “to reaffirm faith...
A new book lays out a progressive agenda for the post-COVID era, which relies on a global Green New Deal, a serious shift of resources from the military to human needs, a major upgrade in international cooperation, and a significant commitment to economic equity. By John Feffer for Foreign Policy in Focus. If the...
The immediate introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 and enable close to three billion people to stay at home, according to a new report from the United Nations Development Programme. Temporary Basic Income: Protecting Poor and Vulnerable...
How can we stop the overshoot of our planet’s capacity and reach fair sharing at the same time? The Dutch Footprint Group present their proposal based on equal rights for all, written by Jan Juffermans for Resilience.org. In 2016 I was invited to deliver the Domela Nieuwenhuis Memorial Lecture in the city of...
With Europe facing the greatest social challenge in its history since the second world war, ministers from Spain, Italy and Portugal are calling for a common EU approach to a minimum income. It’s been proposed, probed and pushed to the margins of the European Union for more than two decades. Now, as Europe reels...
What is happening during this pandemic is not degrowth. Our real goal is to purposefully slow things down in order to live meaningfully through commoning, sharing and working less in more equal societies, write Giorgos Kallis, Susan Paulson, Giacomo D’Alisa and Federico Demaria for openDemocracy. The pandemic has...
Now is the time for citizens to ensure that world leaders forcefully respond to the COVID-19 crisis in accordance with human rights, write Isabel Ortiz and Walden Bello. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created an unprecedented human and economic crisis. Governments are taking strong actions, enforcing...
We need global action now. Only a mighty response by rich, powerful countries will stop the pandemic and prevent a global economic collapse, writes Chema Vera. “The virus will starve us before it makes us sick.” That text message, which a colleague of mine in Nairobi received from Micah, a taxi-driver friend,...
The coronavirus pandemic is a wake-up call to stop exceeding the planet’s limits, write Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and Kate Raworth. The COVID-19 coronavirus has forced entire countries into lockdown mode, terrified citizens around the world, and triggered a financial-market meltdown. The...
The coronavirus has brought our economy to a standstill. But instead of rebuilding a broken system, we must explore how we can build back better, write Amanda Janoo and Gemma Bone Dodds for OpenDemocracy & WellbeingEconomy.org. As world leaders scramble to limit the spread of COVID-19 and save millions of lives...