Author(s): Jason Hickel
Over the past few years, the world has awoken to the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse. Now we must face up to its primary cause- capitalism. Our current economic system is based on perpetual growth, which is devastating the living world. There is only one solution that will lead to meaningful and immediate change- degrowth. If we want to have a shot at surviving the Anthropocene, we need to restore the balance. We need to scale down excess industrial activity and evolve beyond the dusty dogmas of capitalism to a new system that is fit for the twenty-first-century. But what does such an economy look like? What about jobs? What about health? What about progress? This book tackles these questions and traces a clear pathway to a post-capitalist economy. An economy that's more just, more caring, and more fun. An economy that enables human flourishing while reversing ecological breakdown. An economy that will not only lift us out of our current crisis, but also help us to change the way we see our place in the world. By taking less, we could be more.