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"In a January 20, 2011 Now Magazine (Toronto) article on Slow Money, Wayne Roberts used the term “slowcialism”. A Western Federation of Miners leader Rev. Thomas J. Hagerty also used the term around 1900 to refer to socialism, as opposed to the [faster] direct action approach of Bill Haywood, leader of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). I use the term to introduce the ideas of convivial degrowth now becoming popular in the struggle against climate change and the fact that if the entire world consumed at the rate of Canadians, we would need four planets to sustain ourselves – clearly not possible." (