What can postcapitalism look like?
Unlimited growth is not possible in a world with limited resources. As our current political system — capitalism — is based on economic growth, we have to ask ourselves: What can postcapitalism look like?
“Humanity’s 21st century challenge is to meet the needs of all within the means of the planet. In other words, to ensure that no one falls short on life’s essentials (from food and housing to healthcare and political voice), while ensuring that collectively we do not overshoot our pressure on Earth’s life-supporting systems, on which we fundamentally depend – such as a stable climate, fertile soils, and a protective ozone layer.” (kateraworth.com)
“Kate Raworth is an English economist working for the University of Oxford and Cambridge. She is known for her work on the ‘doughnut economics’, which she understands as an economic model that balances between essential human needs and planetary boundaries.” (Wikipedia)
- Work less — Save the planetWork less to save the planet: Being free from work as a means of survival can help fight the climate crisis we find ourselves in. “Increased free time would also mean a reduction in all the convenience goods bought to fit into our hectic work schedules”, hence it would imply less emissions.Benefits to health are […]
- The Club likes… Inspiring Women — Part 2The club likes seriesHere’s the 2nd part of our selection of women and their works in the fields of political activism, film and literature. Leslie Kernwriter of the book ‘Feminist City, Claiming Space in a Man-Made World‘ Verso Books, 2019 Callie Khouri (b. 1957)wrote the screenplay for the movie ‘Thelma & Louise‘ (1991) Patti Smith […]
- Work-time reduction“It is time to revive the international demand for shorter work hours” (Lizzie O’Shea) with no cut in pay. In addition to improving health and well-being and reducing general unemployment, a twenty-hour work week as described by Kate Soper, could promote “better childcare, co-parenting and more equality between the sexes.” In 2020, during the pandemic, […]
- The Club likes… Inspiring Women — Part 1We’re continuing our series where we share what the club likes.Here’s a first selection of women and their works in the fields of art, film, literature, science, etc. — Part 1. Susan Kare (b. 1954)Designer of Macintosh’s system and application icons in the 80swww.kareprints.com / Photo and Image Source Andrea Éva GyőriBook ‘Vibration Highway’ (Edition […]
- 110 Years International Women’s day♀︎💪Today we celebrate 110 years International Women*s Day, the day where we make ourselves heard and seen for women*s rights! We look back on some of the women and events of the women’s movement.On March 19th in 1911, the first international women’s day was held in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. One of the main […]