|Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Reading Group: "Limits."|
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|Date||Saturday February 08|
|Time||4:30 PM - 6:00 PM|
|Organizer/Author||Strike Debt Bay Area|
|strike.debt.bay.area [at] gmail.com|
|Omni Commons (check whiteboard near entrance for more specific area/room location) 4799 Shattuck, Oakland, CA|
We start a new book for the new year. All are welcome at host Strike Debt Bay Area's economics book group discussion!
We meet once a month. For January we are reading the first three chapters of "Limits (Why Malthus Was Wrong and Why Environmentalists Should Care" by Giorgos Kallis (Amazon, Stanford University Press). For February, the remaining chapters. Not a problem if you will have missed January - the chapters are short and it is easy to catch up for February!
"Western culture is infatuated with the dream of going beyond, even as it is increasingly haunted by the specter of apocalypse: drought, famine, nuclear winter. How did we come to think of the planet and its limits as we do? This book reclaims, redefines, and makes an impassioned plea for limits—a notion central to environmentalism—clearing them from their association with Malthusianism and the ideology and politics that go along with it. Giorgos Kallis rereads reverend-economist Thomas Robert Malthus and his legacy, separating limits and scarcity, two notions that have long been conflated in both environmental and economic thought. Limits are not something out there, a property of nature to be deciphered by scientists, but a choice that confronts us, one that, paradoxically, is part and parcel of the pursuit of freedom. Taking us from ancient Greece to Malthus, from hunter-gatherers to the Romantics, from anarchist feminists to 1970s radical environmentalists, Limits shows us how an institutionalized culture of sharing can make possible the collective self-limitation we so urgently need." - Book description.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jan 12th, 2020 10:33 AM