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20 Jan 2010

Duncan Green of Oxfam describes in his blog a meeting in London organised by CEECEC and the New Economics Foundation to discuss “degrowth”. The idea was inspired by Serge Latouche in France, where it is known as décroissance, and it also has followers in Italy (where it is called decrescità ) and Spain. Green criticises the movement on the grounds that he is against shrinking the global economy but he does argue the orthodox case that there are limits to economic growth (see 30 September 2009 post).