XR Boston Book Club
Join XR Boston's Book Club as we learn about degrowth, an idea and a movement that challenges global capitalism and its dependency on economic growth. We are reading Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World by Jason Hickel. In our next session, we will informally discuss Chapter 3: Will Technology Save Us?, starting on page 124, via Zoom.
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From the author: “The world has finally awoken to the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse. Now we must face up to its primary cause. Capitalism demands 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 halting the crisis, we need to slow down and restore the balance. We need to change how we see nature and our place in it, shifting from a philosophy of domination and extraction to one that’s rooted in reciprocity and regeneration. We need to evolve beyond the 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 will not only lift us out of our current crisis, but also restore our sense of connection to a world that's brimming with life. By taking less, we can become more.”