Report on “The fallacy of ‘Fair Growth’ and the alternative of Social Ecology”

By Yavor Tarinski

cropped-logo_newwebOn September 14 in Athens (Greece) it was held an event entitled “The Fallacy of ‘Fair Growth’ and the alternative of Social Ecology”, co-organized by TRISE and the Greek political journal Babylonia. Continue reading “Report on “The fallacy of ‘Fair Growth’ and the alternative of Social Ecology””

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The Fallacy of Economic Growth

By Yavor Tarinski

plastikos-planet-maxThe insistence on work and production is a malign one.

Giorgio Agamben[1]

We are being told that we need still more economic growth in order to overcome the present multi-layer crises. Actually we have been hearing this for quite some time now. Both right and left, capitalist and socialist governments, offer their theories about how we need more production and consumption, in order for our societies to progress and overcome the present difficulties. Continue reading “The Fallacy of Economic Growth”

Beyond Economism: The Prospect of the Commons

By Yavor Tarinski

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The “commons” have turned out to be good compasses not only as an analytical concept facilitating the dialogue between disciplines which usually do not “speak to each other”, but also as a political project that can coordinate seemingly incoherent and incompatible struggles, both in the city and in the province…

Nikolas Kosmatopoulos [1]


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Beyond the “Growth” doctrine

By Yavor Tarinski

Society has been locked into thought dominated by progressivist growth economics; the tyranny of these has made imaginative thinking outside the box impossible. […] But our ever increasing consumption is not sustainable; sooner or later we will have to give it up.

Serge Latouche[1]

967230_675570709126214_219603435_o “Economic Growth” is an often-repeated mantra in our times. A majority of contemporary political and economic elites, right wingers as well as many leftists[2] still adhere to the growth doctrine neglecting its many disadvantages. Continue reading “Beyond the “Growth” doctrine”