Lynsey Jones

Lynsey Jones

Lynsey worked as an Associate Producer for the documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth and continues her work with Citizen-Powered Media today. She believes that, with continued support, Growth Bias Busted can have a huge impact on journalism concerning environmental, social, and economic issues. She lives in Austin, Texas by way of Berkeley, CA.

This article kind of breaks some of our rules. The publication isn’t necessarily “major media”, it is clearly an opinion piece, and it is already a commentary on a review of a book. So basically I’m writing about something that’s about something that’s about something else. And STILL it’s worth reading, digesting, and hopefully appreciating. In his latest piece for Earth Island Journal, Kenneth Brower critiques Tom Athanasiou’s review of Alan Weisman’s book Countdown. And believe me, you don’t want to miss out on this. Also note that both pieces were published in the same publication. So you know he means it. Kenneth Brower is the son of the late David...
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Only one story made the Wall of Fame this week but we must be feeling optimistic because it is our top story. On Monday, Charles Hugh Smith published an essay on his blog that lays out the framework for how we became a growth obsessed society and how, because of this, our next step will be to become a degrowth society. The piece, And the Next Big Thing is...Degrowth?, was submitted to and immediately published by Zero Hedge. In the essay he points out how we've grown beyond any sustainable level and that now we need to turn toward a "Plan B economy". One that does not expect business as usual...

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This one is a classic. Another archetypal news article that drills it into your head: Economic growth…gooooood. Not having everything hinge on rising GDP, caring about sustainability of resources, and valuing a healthy, happy life… baaaaaaaad. I mean, how is there time to worry about all the latter when you have to worry about constantly growing GDP? It is, after all, the planet around which all else orbits. This CNN Money article by Sophia Yan tells about the woes of the Chinese economy as they face a predicted measly 7.3% GDP growth. The crisis now: China's economy lost momentum in the first quarter and growth in 2014 could fall short of...
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Amen. But the title should be a statement rather than a question. This isn’t the first time that Charles Hugh-Smith (Of Two Minds) has made the Wall of Fame and I’m fairly certain it won’t be the last. Oh how we wish there were more Hugh-Smith’s out there. But at least this one is writing about the real issues and doing so prolifically and profoundly. Not to mention how wonderful it is that pieces like And the Next Big This Is…Degrowth? are making the rounds. Which is why we’re not only honoring Charles Hugh-Smith, but also Zero Hedge for republishing this incredible blog entry that will make you question everything…if you...
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Well we finally ended our streak of optimism this week. Three out of four stories on the Wall of Shame, and two of them were real zingers about overpopulation...either discrediting it or completely missing it. Your votes proved that these were the most engaging stories of the week but our piece about the Spies travel agency ad campaign out of Denmark was too wild to take a backseat to anything. As most of you saw (as well as the other 5.4 million youtube viewers), an agency in Denmark is encouraging Danish couples to take more vacations and have more babies while doing it. It's cute, it's clever, and it just might...
In the midst of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision, I just had to find some good news somewhere. And this, while not completely all encompassing and perfect, can certainly mean good news for several countries in the coming decades. And what’s good for the population and well being of individual countries is good for the planet. This Guardian article by Liz Ford is pretty straightforward. A lot of the bigger issue is avoided but this is still a wonderful move on the part of Bloomberg Philanthropies and we’re glad someone is reporting on it. “Grassroots organisations are to share in a multi-million dollar project to improve family planning and reproductive health services...
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