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"while capping throughput might create the conditions for an ecological economy and indeed cause material and energy throughput to decline, it does not neutralize the deeper violence of the juggernaut, which is the logic of growth itself. Such a move might be adequate in a pragmatic sense, but it is intellectually unsatisfying. The only way to resolve the Lauderdale Paradox is to reverse it: to reorganize the economy around generating an abundance of public wealth even if doing so comes at the expense of private riches. This would liberate humans from the pressures generated by artificial scarcity, thus neutralizing the juggernaut and releasing the living world from its grip."

paecon.net/PAEReview/issue87/H Degrowth: a theory of radical abundance by Jason Hickel

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@h the idea that just capping an unwanted practice isn't enough bears an analogy with a similar ideas on decolonising computing from a talk by Syed Mustafa Ali (https://yewtu.be/watch?v=rdD1gCDYTZE) I've been plodding through yesterday. Being slightly less colonialist isn't the same as decolonising.

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