On Malthus and limits, ideology of scarcity and power, degrowth, biopolitics and mal-adaptation.
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 […]
Book Review by Mathew D. Rose “Forlorn Hope” was a British military term from the seventeenth to early nineteenth century for a group of soldiers chosen to take an extremely hazardous role in a military […]
Whereas mainstream economics is about expansion and productivity, environmentalism has often taken it upon itself to remind people of the limits and the consequences of exceeding them. Too many emissions will see climate catastrophe. Too […]
Book Review by Andrew J. Sutter From one point of view, this book is part of the literature about degrowth, a field of study and advocacy that critiques economic growth and, ideally, proposes policies that could […]
How did we come to think of limits as something to overcome? Political ecologist, ecological economist, and degrowth advocate Giorgos Kallis traces environmentalism’s scarcity mentality back to Malthus and explains why we need understand limits […]
The EU’s new climate plan hardwires an economic model that prizes GDP growth over ecological limits. Read here
A Green New Deal is only half the story. Just as important is our use of the limited resources that we possess. Read here