The time is ripe for us to refocus on what really matters: not GDP, but the health and wellbeing of our people and our planet.
Even leftists keep thinking in terms of growth. As we see from the enforced /no growth/ interval in the pandemic, the instant post-capitalism dose is strong, but will the same old system return?
It would seem that a point of no return is near…
A reduction of economic activity is necessary and just – and can lead to human flourishing.
The whole discussion here is daydreaming and fails to note the irony that the climate crisis looms and the issue of capitalist growth economics comes to a head as everyone stalls in a kind of stupor of false optimism. What is this system going to do the reality of degrowth comes to the fore?
The left needs to look ahead to a new kind of socialist model, one that can manage the coming crisis of degrowth and climate disaster without letting an elite do that operation, which will simply abandon the working class to save an elite…
The left is still unable to create a new framework that can reconcile the looming disaster by contradiction.
We quoted below some of the material on degrowth from the site at the link. We should note how easily this thinking could be adapted to our ‘democratic market neo-communism’.
We quoted below some of the material on degrowth from the site at the link.
We should note how easily this thinking could be adapted to our ‘democratic market neo-communism’. The latter was an attempt to consider a functional model of politics and economy in and of itself, but clearly both ecological socialism and degrowth are key issues that in practice would fit nicely. In fact our DMNC just might make degrowth a viable option.