Toward an Ecosocialist Degrowth
From the Materially Inevitable to the Socially Desirable
Keywords:Climate Change, Capitalism, Ecology, Political Economy
We are facing today the most pronounced and remarkable of all contradictions: that between what ecosocialist Ian Angus calls "capital's time" and "nature's time." As a result, a series of intertwined ecological and social crises have come together, posing existential threats to life on the planet. Everywhere, life, both human and nonhuman, is threatened, and the dangers of the imposition of capital's time on nature's time accelerate decade by decade at levels scarcely imaginable.