Degrowth or chaos - by Paul Ariès[Reading report] by Anne Hurand

2008-10-07

The author was part of the "Alternative Management" third year program in HEC Paris in 2007/2008.

In his book, Paul Ariès presents his political project. First, he shows how consumer society is doomed to collapse, and then explains how degrowth is the only alternative. But degrowth is not possible unless our way of living and thinking changes. According to Paul Ariès, it is necessary that we should create and develop a large political movement based on degrowth gathering all degrowth supporters.

Quote article  Anne Hurand, « Degrowth or chaos - by Paul Ariès », 07 october 2008, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/67.sls

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