Growth-based, capitalist economies propped up by fossil fuels strive for higher productivity at the expense of people and the planet we rely on

Employees at retailer Amazon are being stressed to their limits in the name of productivity, reports the New York Times. Meanwhile, in the UK the threat of strikes on the London Underground has hung over the capital this summer. In the face of funding cuts, management is trying to get more from less, extending the tube service by introducing night trains while making cuts to ticket office staff. Fearing a combination of a less safe network due to reduced staff at stations and more anti-social shifts for train drivers, a dispute is raging between unions and management.

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Source: The Guardian Circular Economy RSS