Naomi Fowler ■ Degrowth: liberation from ‘growthism’: the Tax Justice Network podcast, September 2021
Welcome to the latest episode of the Tax Justice Network’s monthly podcast, the Taxcast. You can subscribe either by emailing naomi [at] taxjustice.net or find us on your podcast app.
In this episode, Naomi Fowler explores degrowth and how we liberate ourselves from ‘growthism’ with economic anthropologist Jason Hickel. (You can listen to Part 2 of that conversation here.)
Plus: there can be no liberation without tackling monopoly power, or the role of finance sectors and States, investing in death and destruction across the world.
The transcript is available here (some is automated and may not be 100% accurate)
- Economic anthropologist Jason Hickel, author of The Divide and Less Is More
- John Christensen, economist and tax justice campaigner
- Hosted and produced by the Tax Justice Network’s Naomi Fowler.
“We should seek to organise the economy around meeting human needs rather than around servicing elite consumption and capital accumulation. And that requires a pretty dramatic shift from sort of the status quo of our economic system.”~ Jason Hickel
There’s no way we can build local resilience and sustainable economies when faced with monopoly players who can dominate markets and use their financial power to over-ride democracy through their lobbying.”~ John Christensen
- The People’s Agreement of Cochabamba
- The Divide and Less Is More by Jason Hickel
- Doughnut Economics Action Lab
- Banking on Climate Chaos 2021, Rainforest Action Network and partners
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