How degrowth will save the world

From a death cult economy to de-growth economy 🌍🙌

In this clip from Advaya's online course, A Journey Home, Dr Jason Hickel does 3 important things:

  1. He situates us in the context of the ecological crisis, and what's at stake.
  2. He describes how this crisis has been caused not by humans, as such, but by a particular economic system, namely the capitalist system which depends completely on growth
  3. He argues that any successful attempt to avert societal collapse will require what in ecological economics is referred to as 'degrowth'.


Jason Hickel

Dr. Jason Hickel is an anthropologist, author, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has taught at the London School of Economics, the University of Virginia, and Goldsmiths, University of London, where he convenes the MA in Anthropology and Cultural Politics.

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