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Less is More, by Jason Hickel. Book cover.

Less is More, by Jason Hickel

“The world has finally awoken to the reality of climate breakdown and ecological collapse. Now we must face up to its primary cause. Capitalism demands perpetual expansion, which is devastating the living world. There is only one solution that will lead to meaningful and immediate change: degrowth.” (Jason Hickel) => Read more

Doughnut Economics, by Kate Raworth. Book cover.

Doughnut Economics, by Kate Raworth

“Faced with a multifaceted crisis – the capture of governments by billionaires and their lobbyists, extreme inequality, the rise of demagogues, above all the collapse of the living world – those to whom we look for leadership appear stunned, voiceless, clueless. Even if they had the courage to act, they have no idea what to do.” (George Monbiot) => Read more

Democracy Incorporated, by Sheldon Wolin. Book Cover.

Democracy Incorporated, by Sheldon Wolin

“Democracy is struggling in America — by now this statement is almost cliché. But what if the country is no longer a democracy at all? In Democracy Incorporated, Sheldon Wolin considers the unthinkable: has America unwittingly morphed into a new and strange kind of political hybrid, one where economic and state powers are conjoined and virtually unbridled? Can the nation check its descent into what the author terms ‘inverted totalitarianism’”? (Princeton University Press) => Read more