Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World

Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World

The world has finally awoken to the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse. Now we must face up to its primary cause: capitalism. Our economic system is based on perpetual expansion, 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 change how we see the world and our place within it, shifting from a philosophy of domination and extraction to one that’s rooted in reciprocity with our planet’s ecology. We need to evolve beyond the dusty dogmas of capitalism to a new system that’s fit for the twenty-first century.

But what about jobs? What about health? What about progress? This book tackles these questions and offers an inspiring vision for what a post-capitalist economy could look like. An economy that’s more just, more caring, and more fun. An economy that enables human flourishing while reversing ecological breakdown. By taking less, we can become more.

Title:Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World
ISBN:9781786091215
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  • Bartosz Pranczke

    "Less is More" is the last piece of knowledge I needed to finally accept that we can invent a better system than neoliberalism. And I had been a neoliberalist for my whole adult life. The first book t...

  • foteini_dl

    [3.5*]Κοιτάχτε τώρα τι γίνεται. Έχω ένα θεματάκι με τους βαρύγδουπους τίτλους. Ε και τούτος εδώ είναι, όχι; Επίση...

  • Keyur Prabhu

    I feel quite conflicted about this book. On one hand, I believe everyone should read this book. However, I was a bit disappointed. Good: The main theme of how we need Degrowth and Degrowth = Decolonis...

  • Tristan Eagling

    Welcome to the Capitalocene"Take the chainsaw.....it’s a remarkable invention that enables loggers to fell trees, ten times faster than they are able to do by hand. But logging companies equipped w...

  • Szymon

    Ive finished reading this book last night. It's safe to say that, along with the ‘Divide’ by the same author, those books had the biggest impact on how I perceive modern economics. Funny thing is,...

  • Mihir Naik

    Absolutely essential reading for anyone even marginally concerned about climate change. Draws insights from ecology, history, anthropology and psychology to argue that transitioning to a post-capitali...

  • Ioan Maris

    Had this book on pre-order as I absolutely loved The Divide. Really good read that highlights the current global ecological crisis and some very good solutions on how to stop it. The divide ‘reloade...

  • Christian Erb

    Great inspiring book. Makes myself a bit hopeless regarding the future as the solutions proposed make sense but are very far fatched. The clock is ticking and we still act to slow to prevent the ecolo...

  • Soni Gurung

    What a brilliant book! It's just what we need ... to desperately understand the world we inhabit. It's also incredibly hopeful with a diverse range of studies and ideas of 'how we might begin to heal'...

  • Theodore

    “We are not the defenders of the river. We are the river.”— Fisherman, Magdalena River, ColombiaCore idea of capitalism: one not only has to always profit but also do it in an accelerating way. ...