Money • 31.01.2023
Marxian political economists often criticise Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) for its lack of class analysis. While these critiques are right to point out that MMT has often been presented as the saviour of capitalism and growth, its insights are also of use to those who wish to see an end to capitalism and growth. While many proponents of MMT are not interested in a world beyond capitalism, the theory itself could offer useful tools in this struggle. Indeed, at its heart, MMT formulates the coherent monetary analysis needed by anyone who believes in using State power as a means of dismantling capitalism.
Strategy • 06.01.2023
This article explores the Defend the Atlanta Forest struggle and discusses how this fight relates to degrowth.
Strategy • 19.12.2022
Pauslon explores her own engagement with the topic of strategy, and how her reflections on the topic changed through various engagements over the last years. In this open and honest sharing, Paulson acknowledges her blindspots but also illuminates new insights for fellow degrowthers.
Announcements • 08.12.2022
As the world around us changes, so do the ambitions of degrowth.info. In this post, we share some reflections on the past year of our collective and set out new directions for 2023.
Announcements • 29.11.2022
In October of this year Giorgos Kallis, Julia Steinberger and Jason Hickel were awarded 9.9 million euros by the European Research Council (ERC) for a project titled Pathways towards post growth deals. This constitutes the largest ever sum of funding for a degrowth research project! We interviewed Giorgos Kallis to find out more about this important milestone!
Culture • 21.11.2022
In 2022, art collectives and curators of documenta15 restructured the practice of producing and presenting art: away from classicism and economical individualism towards a culture of commoning knowledge, sufficiency and embodied community. Is documenta15 thus a degrowth art event? Yes, to some extent. The way it failed demonstrates an important lesson for the degrowth movement.