“The Not-for-Profit World beyond Capitalism”
One of our most closely cherished illusions is that of unlimited economic growth; we run it up the flagpole as the solution to every major problem. The myth of unlimited economic growth permeates our cultural, economic, and political life. We seem to forget that we live on a finite planet with finite resources and a finite ability to process our waste. Global warming is a result of our emitting waste gases produced from our economic activity into the atmosphere. Unless we realize this cannot continue indefinitely we will doom future generations to an unlivable planet.
Donnie Maclurcan, Affiliate Professor of Social Science at SOU and Executive Director of the Post Growth Institute will deliver this presentation as a Southern Oregon Climate Action Now Special Topic on February 24th at 6:00 at the Medford Public Library (205 S. Central Ave, Medford) pm. Professor Maclurcan will discuss how new forms of business, not driven by profit maximization, are paving the way for an efficient, not-for-profit market, and a global 'economics of enough.'
The discussion will be followed from 6:30 to 7:30 pm by SOCAN’s regular monthly meeting.