The future of growth
July/August 2022 Issue
As the impacts of climate change remind us of the quiet, and not so quiet, limits of growth, this issue of The Monitor examines growth through the lens of inclusion, sustainability and well-being. It’s chock full of insights, including: What’s so bad about growth? Randy Robinson’s must-read guest editorial focuses on a real tension: we’re taught to think growth is good, but it has its downsides.
The July/August Monitor also includes the latest edition of Our Schools / Our Selves. It focuses on how the privatization of our public schools has become normalized. But the other side of the discussion is about the power and potential of public investment in our schools and communities. You nnot build social change on a foundation of what effectively amounts to party favours. If we do not lift each other up without payment or incentive, wondering: "what's in it for me?" then it’s not progress at all.