Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: “Degrowth”

August 21, 2021 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Online or at 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Degrowth
Date Saturday August 21
Time 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Event Type Other
Organizer/Author Strike Debt Bay Area
Email strike.debt.bay.area [at]
Location Details
Depending on the Covid situation, we may meet online or at the OMNI Commons (4799 Shattuck, Oakland, CA). Please email a few days before the event so we can let you know what’s what.
Our current topic is degrowth. Our book is Exploring Degrowth: A Critical Guide, by Liegey and Nelson, available from its publisher Pluto Press and elsewhere, including Amazon.We will be reading the first half of the book this month, constituting the first three chapters, through page 85 of the paper back edition, and the second half of the book for our August meeting.

“A sense of urgency pervades global environmentalism, and the degrowth movement is bursting into the mainstream. As climate catastrophe looms closer, people are eager to learn what degrowth is about, and whether we can save the planet by changing how we live. This book is an introduction to the movement. As politicians and corporations obsess over growth objectives, the degrowth movement demands that we must slow down the economy by transforming our economies, our politics and our cultures to live within the Earth’s limits. This book navigates the practice and strategies of the movement, looking at its strengths and weaknesses. Covering horizontal democracy, local economies and the reduction of work, it shows us why degrowth is a compelling and realistic project.”

Strike Debt Bay Area hosts this non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut EconomicsLimitsBanking on the PeopleCapital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, The Deficit Myth,  Revenge Capitalism, the Edge of Chaos blog symposium , Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons, The Optimist’s Telescope, and Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism.

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