Degrowth movement

Beware the Left’s ‘Degrowth’ Movement

Stephen Moore, The Epoch Times

There is a radical and increasingly chic movement on the left called “degrowth.” The idea that economic growth and increased prosperity are the root CAUSE of massive ecological destruction and health pandemics. The agenda is to shut down industrial production and industries like fossil fuels, automobiles and airline travel that contribute to global warming. COVID-19 and the economy lockdown are seen as a kind of test run for the theory. Degrowth is defended as “a political, economic and social movement based on ecological economics, anti-consumerism and anti-capitalism.” It is wrong on so many levels one hardly knows where to start.