Four measures against the use-and-throw culture

In the era of eco and climate crisis, consumption in our part of the world must go down. The question of what we really need is thus urgent.

Swiss Marxist Razmig Keucheyan (b. 1975), professor of sociology at the University of Bordeaux, has in the book Read about artifacts (The artificial needs) undertook the difficult task of distinguishing between authentic and unnecessary needs. He states that capitalist production and consumption are the main causes of the environmental crisis. By distinguishing between false and true needs, he will impose capitalism a sustainable needs structure. Through dialogue and democracy, we jointly decide what are real needs – the needs are not. . .

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