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a firefighter in front of a blazing fire

The politics of degrowth

Technology, ideology, and the fight for eco-socialism

by Paul Fleckenstein and Gareth Dale

Degrowth identifies and critiques growth as fundamental to the capitalist system. Growth enriches property owners and the wealthy, leaving the rest of humanity behind with devastating environmental consequences. Tempest member Paul Fleckenstein interviews Gareth Dale on the politics of degrowth and the critique of the ideology of growth in capitalist society.