- Part 1: The Challenge
- Part 2: From sustainable development to sustainable transition
- Part 3: Paradigm shift
- Part 4: Empowerment
- Part 5a: Sustainable economics: introduction
- Part 5b: Sustainable economics: growth, steady-state or degrowth?
Sustainable economics: introduction
In the previous 4 parts of this series, I described the bigger picture of ecologism (the ideology of the green movement). These last two post are the final part of this series and will address the question of how this ideology is translated in an economic system. In this introduction, I will briefly describe what an economy is, why it exists and the big lines of our current economic systems. I will finish this post with the bigger picture on what the economic system should look like in the ideal situation (for the green movement that is).
Is there something as “the economy”, can we change it and should we care? Short answer:…
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