The Well Read Red

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Mon, 12/21/2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Tom Becker reads from an article published by In These Times on December 14, 2020, entitled, “For the Green New Deal to Work, It Has to Reject ‘Growth,’”  which challenges the false promise of economic growth as the solution to human suffering and points out the fundamental contradiction between economic growth and solving the climate crisis. The article is by Riccardo Mastini, a PhD candidate in Ecological Economics and Political Ecology in the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona; Giorgos Kallis, an ecological economist and political ecologist working on environmental justice and limits to growth; and Jason Hickel, an economic anthropologist whose research focuses on global inequality and political ecology.


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