Many view degrowth as an impractical ideal, a utopian endeavour beyond reach. The movement advocates for societies grounded in principles that may appear unattainable: simplicity, environmental and social justice, participatory democracy, care, emancipation and sustainability. Critics often ask: “Degrowth sounds good, but how do we actually achieve it?” If its goals seem unattainable, the argument goes, then advocating for them is futile. In contrast to this view, Adrien Plomteux, a founding member of Degrowth London, invites readers to see degrowth as ...


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