Andrew Simms - Author, Cancel the Apocalypse

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Duration: 30 minutes

Without growth, how do we climb back out of the mess that the 2008 financial crash put us in, and how do those parts of the world where the basic need for food, water and shelter still hasn't been met have any chance of a better future? Andrew Simms, economist and environmentalist, thinks we're asking the wrong question. He says the advocates of economic growth fail to explain how an ever expanding economy can be sustained and if we carry on as we are, we're heading for the apocalypse. What's his alternative?

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