We’re socializing the economy, and for the wrong reasons

Or what a fundamentally critical view of degrowth theory teaches you about the current crisis, and about capitalism in general.

I’m no degrowth fanboy, quite the opposite actually. Degrowth’s narrative usually starts by evoking a catastrophic threat, or even a collapse, and many people firmly believe that covid-19 is a pre-configuration of a climate catastrophe, that nature talks to us. Which is a very anthropomorphic view of the world. While I agree that systemic saturation is threatening the (supposedly) limitless growth…