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Presentation by Barbara Muraca

Starting from a critique to Growth as a major driver of our economies, the consequences it brings along, from environmental impacts to control over the marginalized, and as the mono-culture of our times, Muraca develops its limits and shows the alternatives beyond Capitalism. She explores what it means living in a society where basic needs services are valued and redistributed, inclusive for all. The point she tries to make is that to achieve a society working for the people, not for profit or economic growth, institutions need to undergo a radical transformation: democratic participation and self-determination, reduction of inequality to access those, to then reorganize production for a cooperative economic democracy. And beyond: reforms in education, interdisciplinary teaching and learning, debt cancellation for the “Global South” and decolonization of minds and territories for the autonomy of the people and solidarity with each other.