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Claudia Sanchez Bajo and Bruno Roelants

people embedded in the community, which do not delocalise and are open to all as long as they remain sustainable, co-operatives are among the best economic organisations to deal with scarce resources. They can manage resources sustainably and peacefully because all are involved and control is Mainstreaming after the financial crisis 27 thus attainable through active participation and accountability.36 The Natividad fishermen and divers co-operative in Mexico is a very valuable case, showing that limited de-growth was actually not such, as it led to industrialisation

in Mainstreaming co-operation
Angela Nagle

sensibility and social media-centrism mixed with a conspiratorial and at times anti-development politics. Anti-fluoride activists and ‘the Turf cutters’, a movement who wish to retain an old tradition of local individual use of the bogs in rural Ireland, filled the void left by anti-politics. Liam Mac an Bhaird, a kind of neo-primitivist who became known for his YouTube videos dedicated to his love of turf, rose to prominence within the Occupy movement. While he graced our computer screens, Village magazine dedicated a front cover to the cause of ‘de-growth’. After the

in Ireland under austerity
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The Debt–Growth–Inequality Nexus
Tim Di Muzio and Richard H. Robbins

economic foundations of our societies. He concludes, Taking a step back for a moment, there are only two ways out of [the dilemma of growth]. One is to make growth sustainable, the other is to make de-growth stable. Anything else invites either economic or ecological collapse. (Jackson 2009: 128) But there is another problem that is equally, if not more, sobering: as economies generate more debt and material goods, as they grow wealthier, it becomes more and more difficult for them to sustain growth. Economists inexplicably call this the “convergence factor,” noting

in Debt as Power