domingo, 24 de julho de 2011

Dr. Joan Roughgarden: Modeling Linked Ecological & Economic Systems

A Production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont

Dr. Herman Daly: Sustainability & the Scale of the Economy

A Production of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics (, an affiliate of the Rubenstein School for Environment & Natural Resources at the University of Vermont

domingo, 17 de julho de 2011

Agroecología: una alternativa para la producción de alimentos libres de tóxicos

La agroecología es una disciplina moderna que se encuentra en expasión, la cual hace uso de la tecnología campesina tradicional para la producción de alimentos sin uso de fertilizantes tóxicos y nocivos tanto para los suelos, como para los seres humanos, señala el Profesor Luis Pinheiro..

The Secret of Oz - English -

The world economy is doomed to spiral downwards until we do 2 things: outlaw government borrowing; 2. outlaw fractional reserve lending. Banks should only be allowed to lend out money they actually have and nations do not have to run up a "National Debt". Remember: It's not what backs the money, it's who controls its quantity.

Refuting 20 Capitalist Myths


Video showing ppl who don't want to work for a boss

2nd Part

Questions Part 1:
#1 Isn't capitalism the only alternative to a totalitarian communist tyranny?
#2 But aren't people naturally greedy? without the profit motive, how will people work or be creative?
#3 isn't having to work for a boss in capitalism the same as having to work for a living in nature?
#4 But don't people want bosses?
#5 But didn't capitalist bosses provide you with improvements in standards of living.
#6 But didn't the framework of capitalism allow for the improvements those workers fought for?
#7 But don't political freedoms go in hand with capitalism?
#8 But isn't inequality and poverty in capitalism, especially in places like Bangladesh, Malasya, Burma, Indonesia etc justified because of social mobility?
#9 What's wrong with not controlling your workplace with your fellow workers?
#10 OK, the workers don't control the workplace, but don't they at least control the consumer system?
#11 But what is wrong with capitalist non-labor income?
#12 But some capitalist bosses work hard, don't they?
#13 But without capitalism, won't everyone be able to use my home, bed and my toothbrush?
#14 But isn't capitalism historically just?

segunda-feira, 11 de julho de 2011

domingo, 10 de julho de 2011

Manufactured Landscapes. (español)

La cineasta canadiense Jennifer Baichwal siguió durante tres semanas al fotógrafo Edward Burtynski por China y Bangladesh. En su viaje, observaron algunos de los peores casos de destrucción del medio ambiente: extensos campos de carbón, ríos ennegrecidos por los desechos contaminantes de las fábricas, enormes basurales. "Esto es algo muy complicado y no existe una solución fácil. Lo importante es ser consciente de lo que está sucediendo"

sábado, 9 de julho de 2011

Alberto Acosta: Decrecimiento y Democracia


[es / Zusammenfasende deutsche Übersetzung als Untertitel - einschalten mit Klick auf "CC") / Vollständige Übersetzung: «Ohne Demokratie keine Revolution»] Interview mit Alberto Acosta, ehem. Präsident der verfassungsgebenden Versammlung und ehem. Energieminister Ecuador, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) bei einem Besuch in der Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung anlässlich des Attac-Kongresses «Jenseits des Wachstums» in Berlin, Mai 2011.

Leida Rijnhout: Growth, Exploitation and Global Justice

[en] Beitrag von Leida Rijnhout, Executive Director bei ANPED im Podium 1 «Wachstum, Ausbeutung und globale Gerechtigkeit» auf dem Attac-Kongress «Jenseits des Wachstums» in Berlin, 21.5.2011.

Pour sauver la planète, sortez du capitalisme

Pour sauver la planète, sortez du capitalisme por dijon-ecolo

Conférence d'Hervé Kempf à Dijon le 11 février 2009, dans le cadre de la sortie de son nouveau livre: Pour sauver la terre, sortez du capitalisme.

sexta-feira, 8 de julho de 2011

Balanced Lives | Juliet Schor

Juliet Schor (Boston College)
Leading the Plenitude Life: Work, Consumption and Ecology for the 21st Century

Balanced Lives Symposium

quarta-feira, 6 de julho de 2011

Gus Speth lecture: "Liberalism, Environmentalism and Economic Growth"

Delivered Jan. 13, 2011 at Vermont Law School. Speth discusses the movement for a new economics in response to the global financial system that has resulted in an environment and society in crisis.
Speth is an expert in climate change, environmental ethics and international environmental law, and has been at the forefront of rethinking the connection between the environment and our economic system. He joined the VLS faculty in 2010.

domingo, 3 de julho de 2011

Derrick Jensen: Civilization and Resistance, What's at Stake?

Civilization and Resistance: What's at Stakes?

with special guest John Todd reflecting on Earth Day 40 years ago today and where we are now.

Derrick Jensen is the author of The Culture of Make Believe, A Language Older than Words, and Endgame. He was named one of Utne Reader's "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World" and won the Eric Hoffer Award in 2008. He writes for Orion, Audubon, and The Sun Magazine, among many others.

READ MORE: Forget Shorter Showers- Orion Magazine by Derrick

Dr. John Todd is one of the pioneers in the field of ecological design and engineering and the author of From Eco-Cities to Living Machines: Principles of Ecological Design. He is also the founder of John Todd Ecological Design, Inc. and Ocean Arks International, as well as the winner of the 2008 Buckminster Fuller Challenge.

Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont
Free to the Public- Community Welcome!

Sponsored by the Environmental Program at UVM
Co-Sponsored by the UVM Garden Club, Students for Peace and Global Justice, and Vermont Student Environmental Program

sábado, 2 de julho de 2011

Jeff Madrick: Age of Greed, Triumph of Finance, Decline of America

A lecture and book signing by noted economist Jeff Madrick "Greed will always be with us," he writes, "but it rises and falls with the times." In Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, Madrick brings a narrative history of how greed bred America's economic ills over the past forty years—and in so doing tells us how we got to the crisis of 2008 and to the perilous situation we now face. He talks about the impact of the 1970s—a decade of punishingly high inflation and unemployment.. . . . Madrick addresses how tax and economic policies contributed to the nation's ills. A 50-year-old, free-market economic theory was resurrected to justify weakening or eliminating government regulation and social programs. Businesses organized aggressive, well-financed lobbying efforts to support such views. The single-minded pursuit and justification of self-interest has risen to levels of increasing destructiveness. Age of Greed is a history of this era, told through the lives of the individuals most responsible for it. . . . .Jeff Madrick is a professor of economics at Cooper Union, contributor to The New York Review of Books and former economics columnist at the New York Times. Event at Cooper Union Rose Auditorium June 2, 2011. Camera Joe Friendly