Usually related to education, philosophy or society, I write these to give form to some of things I grapple with. If they can spur on debate and reflection so much the better.


The idea of De-Growth

Just because some of us can read and write and do a little math, that doesn’t mean we deserve to conquer the Universe. — Kurt Vonnegut Ever since the end of WWII, the vast majority of world affairs has been fixated with one thing: economic growth. A relatively new concept, branded with the letters “G” “D” and “P”, growth has become synonymous with progress (another highly contentious word) and stands at the altar of modern man, homo economicus. Economic growth, the standard reasoning goes, enables nations to develop and reach a stage whereby things like poverty, illiteracy, illness and misery no longer exist. This is partially true. It is also partially true that economic growth enables nati

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