Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World

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Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World

Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World

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It is obvious that serious synthesis of de-growth economic systems is still something that is desperately needed. Hickel understands how capitalism came to be, and so he must understand the role of the state and the role of any international organisation controlled by the colonial states. Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis and video); only after this is made clear should we then add that population growth is the one growth curve we know how to flatten in a socially-just manner, i.

But in 2016, two American scientists published an article in the journal Nature pointing out that it may well happen a lot faster. This book ripped the door right off my temple and has brought into full view the grinding paradox that I have been blithely skipping around on my way through the rat race. Hickel’s logic is that everything is interconnected; therefore, we cannot analyze the world or our existing systems through a reductionist lens.Less is More” is a propaganda piece convincing us to become complacent, read this and think “yes, I don’t need to do anything, I just vote for the good guys and they’ll pass the legislation and the problems will go away, Jason Hickel said the solutions are legislative, he’s a clever dude, he must be right.

These books did not prepare me for exactly how searing Jason Hickel's assessment of capitalism and ecological destruction would be. Well, I’m sad to say that they’re not going to do that, and we’ve got 500 years of history to prove it. Update: after reading a couple direct attacks on degrowth/Hickel's book, I re-read Hickel book and unpacked the critiques in reviewing Less Sucks: Overpopulation, Eugenics, and Degrowth.Dat zei ik een jaar geleden ook over “De Meeste Mensen Deugen” van Rutger Bregman, en ik zie inderdaad parallellen tussen deze twee belangrijke werken. A masterpiece… Less is More covers centuries and continents, spans academic disciplines, and connects contemporary and ancient events in a way which cannot be put down until it’s finished. A planet has finite boundaries and we are now staring in the face of many of them - pollution, resource exhaustion, etc. As a critique, it would have been nice to see a chapter on what you and me can do on a daily basis to help reduce the upcoming disaster: e. Disproportionate impact of climate crisis will be on the Global South which is the least responsible for the current situation.

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