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Oly Assembly Reading Group: Ecology after Capitalism
December 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST
A series of posts on ENTITLEBlog fostering debates around egalitarian futures beyond accumulation and growth.
These blog posts attempt to facilitate an emerging dialogue between degrowth and eco-socialism. Two critiques of degrowth from an ecosocialist perspective are as follows:
First, while capitalism is compelled to grow by its internal dynamics, there is no intrinsic ‘law’ that makes capitalism incompatible with a steady or declining economy. Second, and perhaps most significantly, overcoming capitalism is no guarantee that a more sustainable socio-ecological configuration will come about.
Nevertheless, degrowth is worth taking seriously, not only because the movement is fast expanding in academic as well as activist circles but also because the points raised are often valid and can stimulate important reflection, debate and convergence in the anti-capitalist left.
Reading group texts do not necessarily represent Olympia Assembly, we read them for critical engagement and discussion.