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Limits
by Giorgos Kallis

How did we come to think of limits as something to overcome? Political ecologist, ecological economist, and degrowth advocate Giorgos Kallis traces environmentalism’s scarcity mentality back to Malthus and explains why we need understand limits as a choice.

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TITLE
Limits: Why Malthus Was Wrong and Why Environmentalists Should Care
AUTHOR
Giorgos Kallis
PUBLISHER
Stanford University Press
PAGES
168
PUBLICATION DATE
August 2019

Giorgos Kallis is an ecological economist and political ecologist working on environmental justice and limits to growth. He has a Bachelors degree in chemistry and a Masters in environmental engineering from Imperial College, a PhD in environmental policy from the University of the Aegean, and a second Masters in economics from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. He is an ICREA professor since 2010. Before coming to Barcelona, Kallis was a Marie Curie International Fellow’ at the Energy and Resources group at the University of California-Berkeley.

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