The relentless pursuit of economic growth is the defining characteristic of contemporary societies. Yet it benefits few and demands monstrous social and ecological sacrifice. Is there a viable alternative? How can we halt the endless quest to grow global production and consumption and instead secure socio-ecological conditions that support lives worth living for all? In this presentation, leading expert Giorgos Kallis makes the case for degrowth – living well with less, by living differently, prioritizing wellbeing, equity and sustainability. Drawing on emerging initiatives and enduring traditions around the world, he advances a radical degrowth vision and outline policies to shape work and care, income and investment that avoid exploitative and unsustainable practices. Degrowth, he argues, can be achieved through transformative strategies that allow societies to slow down by design, not disaster.
“At the Cambridge Union on 7th November 2019 Yanis Varoufakis smashed the academic boundary walls of economics in style. His critical principles come from his characteristic cool iconoclasm – he has ‘zero respect for economists’ […]
Filmed by David Whyte Edited by Hazuan Hashim http://www.hazandphil.co.uk/index.html First published by Bella Caledonia http://bellacaledonia.org.uk/
From The Guardian Stephen Metcalf: Neoliberalism: the idea that swallowed the world The word Neoliberalism has become a rhetorical weapon, but it properly names the reigning ideology of our era – one that venerates the […]