The Prospect Interview #128: Slowing down the world, with Danny Dorling

The Oxford geographer on whether we can escape the hectic pace of our lives—and how the pandemic is re-shaping our imagination

May 05, 2020
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As the world slows down, many of us are thinking—what comes next? Oxford geographer Danny Dorling joins the Prospect Interview to discuss what a decelerated world might look like. His latest book, Slowdown: The end of the great acceleration–and why it’s good for the planet, the economy, and our lives was written long before Covid-19 forced much of the world to stop, but many of his reflections on what a post-growth society might look like feel ever more relevant today. He talks to editor Tom Clark about why economies and technologies are slowing down everywhere, and why that might even be good news.

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