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’s only when humans started running out of things to kill that we turned from hunting to agriculture. e. infant/women's health, reproductive rights, education, and of course overall improved living standards. We all deserve clean air, clean water, healthy soil, a healthy ecosystem, and access to public programs such as education, housing, healthcare, food, and anything else that is simply a fucking basic human right. Irrigation from groundwater is indispensable to our current agricultural output; but most groundwater is irreplaceable. Hickel outlines quite succinctly how capitalism developed through extremely violent and bloody activities.

It makes a well argued challenge to the claimed impact of technical approaches to climate change such as green new deals and alternative green generation of energy. A system that has taught us to assign value to a thing not based on utility, but based on how hard it is to get, on scarcity, on how it makes people look at us, on how much we can get for it when we sell it. Jason Hickel w tym kompleksowym, zgrabnym i niezadętym eseju rozprawia się z mitami na temat kapitalizmu, kreśląc jego rzeczywistą, brutalną historię, obala paradygmat wzrostu, krytykuje zachodni dualizm człowiek-przyroda, a przy tym proponuje wiele rozwiązań, które mogłyby uratować planetę i jej mieszkańców, przedstawia wizję świata postkapitalistycznego i postwzrostowego - a jest to świat, o którym warto marzyć, o który warto walczyć, mimo że jest utopią. Who would sorrows bearTo choke and die a cancerous life,But that the dread of life without the car,The undiscovered country in whose bournOur dreams might live, puzzles the will,And makes us rather bear those ills we have,Than fly to others that we know not of? De eerste stap naar een betere wereld zal dus simpelweg zijn dat zo veel mogelijk mensen dit boek moeten lezen.Although decoupling is sometimes talked about within the environmental community as a feasible solution, many scholars have debunked it.

Question - Have you ever wondered why we work longer and longer hours despite all the technological advancement we've made over the last half century? In the final chapter he revisits some of the philosophical and ideological issues discussed in the first two chapters, and suggests the idea of a new social and economic paradigm based on the idea that “everything is connected,” learning from primitive tribes and from animistic religions. ii) “Overpopulation”: I don't think we can stress enough how important the unequal distribution of per capita ecological footprint is here (see Too Many People? If we’re willing to imagine speculative science-fiction fairy tales to keep the existing economy chugging along, why not just imagine a different kind of economy altogether?ii) History: Vijay Prashad: The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World, Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations, etc. timp ce scriu asta, pe fundal se aude piesa Civil War, a celor de la Guns N’ Roses (au mai scos un Greatest Hits anul ăsta, 15 piese). We will not be able to grow ourselves out of the current and imminent climate catastrophe, nor will magical thinking about technology as some sort of savior of humanity prevent or offset the catastrophe. a. We have enough global GDP to achieve a wide range of key social indicators – health, education, employment, nutrition, social support, democracy, and life satisfaction. If you wanna read your first book about degrowth, or if you only want to read one book about degrowth, read this one.

Part two is the most brilliantly pulled off piece of capitalist propaganda I’ve ever seen in my life. But, this uncompromising and urgent approach is wholly warranted giving the scale of the challenge, to counter a narrative that perpetual growth is good. Jason Hickel is an economic anthropologist, Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.Anyway, the key learning from reading part one is: capitalism bad, capitalism has to be bad because of the structures of exploitation that created and perpetuate it, capitalism will be bad in the future, and we have 500 years of history to prove it. He describes the history of capitalism and how it got us to where we are with many advances in technology but with a very dark side. In addition to the “crisis of elite disaccumulation,” Europe’s capitalists had created a system of mass production and needed somewhere to sell it.

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