Monday, August 10, 2015

#222 / Degrowth

There is an actual political movement aiming for "degrowth." That's what Wikipedia says, and the picture above shows some degrowth graffiti, in the Place de la Bastille, in Paris. A more extensive discussion is available through the Resilience blog

Most political discussion in the United States, from the national to the local level, emphasizes the importance of MORE growth. 

If we are actually dependent on the World of Nature, which sustains all life, and if the growth we are pursuing, through our human activities, undermines the integrity of the natural environment, then more growth means we're moving in the wrong direction.

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  1. Here's an excellent analysis of "Degrowth" in response to the "Eco(sic)modernist Manifsto," which calls fro "decoupling" of human technological and economic growth from Nature, a logical impossibility they manage to ignore.


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