Autonomy or dependence? The Maltese example

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Chanic The economy only wants to see human beings as individual consumers, as dependent as possible, employees locked into work, ready to do anything to benefit from an annual « escape ». But this vision runs counter to our deepest, autonomous, spiritual and collective nature. Sustainable degrowth proposes a way out of this dependency, in particular by renouncing mass tourism. Malta is an example of a tourist destination that illustrates the dichotomy between economic omnipotence and ecological impotence. DEPENDENCY OR DECLINE? Twenty years ago, when I joined the anti-advertising movement and the growth objectors, I had the feeling of having found my family of thought, of breaking out of isolation and entering into collective resistance. I also had the impression of having become virtuous (observance of the 10 precepts; ecological footprint equal to 1.5; Nicolas Hulot test, with a score of ‑11) and of finding myself up against villains(1), « je-m’en-foutistes », in a perverse wor …
Notes et références
  1. « Nous sommes dirigés par des pervers », in Kairos, mars 2021.
  2. Gilles Châtelet, Vivre et penser comme des porcs, Gallimard, 1998.
  3. « Ibiza : faste et démesure hors-sol », in Kairos, septembre 2019.
  4. « L’eau, un défi pour Malte (comme pour Madère) »,, juillet 2021..

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