Against the Grain

Is Capitalism Waning?

The world seems in dismal shape and only set to get worse. And capitalism appears to be the only option, spinning us further and further out of control. But Danny Dorling argues that if you take the longer view, stepping back and looking at measures like the rate of economic growth, innovation, debt, population growth, and more—the world is actually slowing down. He argues that it augurs a transition out of capitalism to a more stable society. (Full-length interview.)


Danny Dorling, Slowdown: The End of the Great Acceleration — and Why It’s a Good Thing Yale University Press, 2021

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