Debunking Degrowth Myths

‘We need growth to eradicate extreme poverty.’ ‘We need growth to fund the welfare state’. ‘We can decouple growth from ecological impact’. Even though we are in the midst of ecological breakdown and social crises, growth advocates keep defending growth with ever more arguments about why we need it. Time to dismantle the narrative. In this series of articles, lead author of our degrowth book Living Well on a Finite Planet Winne van Woerden responds to pro-growth arguments one at a time.

Related blogs:

Blog 1: Launching our new series

Blog 2: ‘We can decouple economic growth from ecological impact’ and other myths

Blog 3: ‘We need growth because otherwise our economies will collapse’, and other myths

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