For current production systems based on toxic industrial and societal methods
Growth is based on exploitation:
- growth cannot reduce inequalities; it merely postpones confronting exploitation
General global economic growth is no longer always desirable
- growths benefits no longer exceed growths costs
The global economy has slow down to avert the destruction of Earth’s life support systems
- a higher rate of production and consumption will run parallel to increasingly higher rates of damage to the environment Bigger is not always better - Openforum
Economic growth is always offered as the panacea for all of society's ills, but what if "degrowth" was actually a better path towards a fairer, more inclusive and ecologically sustainable society?