Climate change and scarcity are shaking the taboo of degrowth

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Degrowth – the idea that a finite planet cannot support ever-increasing consumption – is about the closest thing to heresy in economics, where growth is widely seen as the best path to prosperity. .

But, as climate change accelerates and supply chain disruptions offer rich-world consumers an unusual taste of scarcity, the theory is becoming less taboo and some have begun to wonder what a world could look like. decreasing.

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