Universities are pushing for everlasting poverty as an answer to local weather change – what is the level?
Guest essay by Eric Worrall
According to a model developed by the University of Sydney and ETH Zurich, reducing overall production and limiting maximum prosperity would not only save the planet, but would also enable all of us to enjoy shorter working weeks and the financial security of a generous universal basic income.
Modeling of climate change from “degrowth” scenarios – reduction of GDP, energy and material consumption
FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY MAY 11, 2021
Well-being can be maintained in a degrowth transition.
Degrowth focuses on the global north and is defined as a fair, democratic reduction in energy and material consumption while at the same time preserving well-being. A decline in GDP is accepted as the likely outcome of this transition.
“We can still meet people’s needs, keep jobs and reduce inequality through degrowth, which differentiates this path from recession,” says Keyßer.
“However, A fair, democratic and orderly transition to degrowth would mean narrowing the gap between property and propertywith a more equitable distribution of wealthy nations to nations where human needs are not yet met – something that has yet to be fully explored. “
A “degrowth” society could include:
- A shorter working week leads to a reduction in unemployment in addition to increasing productivity and stable economic performance.
- Universal basic service regardless of income, for necessities ie food, health care, transportation.
- Limits to maximum income and wealthThis enables the universal basic income to increase and inequality to decrease rather than increasing inequality as is the current global trend.
Read more: https://scitechdaily.com/climate-change-modeling-of-degrowth-scenarios-reduction-in-gdp-energy-and-material-use/
I think it’s only fair to give professors the opportunity to showcase their degrowth theories by cutting their university funding so they can use an example to show how much happier we would be if we all advocated permanent income cuts .