The Resource Money, Work, and Mass Extinction : Transformational Degrowth and the Job Guarantee, by BJ Unti

Money, Work, and Mass Extinction : Transformational Degrowth and the Job Guarantee, by BJ Unti

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Money, Work, and Mass Extinction : Transformational Degrowth and the Job Guarantee
Title
Money, Work, and Mass Extinction
Title remainder
Transformational Degrowth and the Job Guarantee
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by BJ Unti
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eng
Summary
This dissertation is composed of three independent essays. Each essay traces social and ecological crises to capitalist institutions and proposes how a job guarantee (JG) can be adapted to resolve them in the context of degrowth. The first essay focuses on the relationship between economic growth and ecological destruction. In a monetary production economy, there is a trade-off between employment and the environment. To reconcile social and ecological goals it is thus necessary to decouple employment from growth. A JG makes this possible. The essay outlines a simple two-sector model showing how a JG can be used to maintain full employment and facilitate a reduction in aggregate output. The JG offers individuals a way to opt out of monetary production and presents a pathway to fundamentally transform the economy. The second essay considers the diverse variety of strategies and policies that have emerged in the degrowth movement. These are classified into two categories. Top-down approaches insist that centralized policies relying on government control are necessary. Bottom-up approaches insist that transformation must stem from the decentralization of power and the expansion of individual autonomy. This essay proposes that a JG is uniquely positioned in between the two and demonstrates why this unique positioning enables a JG to serve as a platform for the multi-dimensional strategies and aims of degrowth. Here the argument is not that a JG alone can achieve the diverse goals of degrowth, but rather that it can serve a vital function in catalyzing, supporting, or unlocking pathways envisioned by the movement. The third essay argues that the crisis of mass extinction is equal parts human and ecological. The Anthropocene is evidence of humankind's capacity to change the world. However, the rapid extension of market logic and money value during the neoliberal era is generating forms of alienation that destroy human meaning and rob people of their own social agency. Overcoming the problem of mass extinction thus involves developing a more anthropocentric economy. A JG presents a radical possibility for transforming for the world by reclaiming the human meaning and value of work
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UMK
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1983-
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Unti, BJ
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation note
(Department of Economics and Social Sciences Consortium).
Dissertation year
2020.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1961-
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Forstater, Mathew
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  • Full employment policies
  • Stagnation (Economics)
  • Ecology
  • Environmental justice
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Money, Work, and Mass Extinction : Transformational Degrowth and the Job Guarantee, by BJ Unti
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Note
  • "A dissertation in Economics and Social Sciences Consortium."
  • Advisor: Mathew Forstater
  • Vita
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-162)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Transformational degrowth -- Non-reformist reform -- Money, meaning, and mass extinction -- Conclusion
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1157316360
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unknown
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1 online resource (164 pages)
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one file format
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online
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mixed
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)1157316360
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  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Money, Work, and Mass Extinction : Transformational Degrowth and the Job Guarantee, by BJ Unti
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A dissertation in Economics and Social Sciences Consortium."
  • Advisor: Mathew Forstater
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-162)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Transformational degrowth -- Non-reformist reform -- Money, meaning, and mass extinction -- Conclusion
Control code
1157316360
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (164 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1157316360
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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