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Articles by Samuel Alexander
This Civilisation Is Finished: Conversations on the End of Empire - and What Lies Beyond
Samuel Alexander · An excerpt from a new book by Samuel Alexander and Rupert Read
Limits to Growth: Policies to Steer the Economy Away from Disaster
Samuel Alexander · If the rich nations in the world keep growing their economies by 2% each year and by 2050 the poorest nations catch up, the global economy of more than 9 billion people will be around 15 times larger than it is now, in terms of gross...
Life in a ‘Degrowth’ Economy
Samuel Alexander · And why you might actually enjoy it.
Life in a ‘Degrowth’ Economy, and Why You Might Actually Enjoy It
Samuel Alexander · What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy can’t grow...
If Everyone Lived in an 'Ecovillage', the Earth Would Still Be in Trouble
Samuel Alexander · We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North Americans or Australians, we would need four or five planet Earths to sustain us. This sort of analysis is known as the “ecological footprint” and shows that even...
Life in a 'Degrowth' Economy, and Why You Might Actually Enjoy it
Samuel Alexander · What does genuine economic progress look like? The orthodox answer is that a bigger economy is always better, but this idea is increasingly strained by the knowledge that, on a finite planet, the economy can’t grow...
Beyond Capitalism with a Human Face: A Radically Simple Way
Samuel Alexander · Ted Trainer is one of the wisest, boldest, and most dedicated advocates of The Simpler Way.  In 2010 he published a book called, The Transition to a Sustainable and Just World, and I have to say that it is one of the best books I have...