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Kate Soper

Kate Soper is Emerita Professor of Philosophy at London Metropolitan University. She has been an editorial collective member of Radical Philosophy and of New Left Review, and a regular columnist for Capitalism, Nature, Socialism. She has translated works by Sebastiano Timpanaro, Noberto Bobbio, Michel Foucault, Cornelius Castoriadis, and Carlo Ginsburg. Her most recent books are Post-Growth Living: for an Alternative Hedonism and the coedited volumes Citizenship and Consumption and The Politics and Pleasures of Consuming Differently.

Feminist philosophers Kate Soper and Lynne Segal discuss the unsustainable obsession with economic growth and consider what it might look like if we all worked less.

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Austerity is not the only way to save our overextended planet. A simpler life might be both more pleasurable and more equal.

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Final response: A “greened” economy is still a capitalist one.

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