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Our obsession with economic growth is deadly | All the best

We need to radically rethink our economies if we are serious about the climate.

We’re surrounded by stuff. We buy and buy and buy – that’s the basis of how our economies work, how they grow.

But all this buying, all this economic “growth” is devastating to people and our planet. We find ourselves in a dangerous spiral of uncontrolled consumption of resources.

In the third episode of All Hail The Planet – a series exploring the social, economic and political forces undermining meaningful global action on climate change – Ali Rae speaks with economic anthropologist Jason Hickel, economic sociologist Juliet Schor and development economist Ndongo Samba Sylla.

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