Tackling Rent Extraction Could Reduce our Dependence on Economic Growth

To achieve an economy that provides ‘a good life for all within ecological limits’, we must take a systemic approach that acknowledges the injustices baked into current practices.

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1. Reducing rent extraction could help reduce and redistribute working hours

2. Closing opportunities for rent extraction could reduce poverty

3. Reducing rent extraction could help lower the chance of financial crisis

Three things you can do right now

  1. Find out more in a report co-authored by Beth, entitled The UK’s Path to a Doughnut-Shaped Recovery, which outlines four strategies that would improve society’s resilience in the face of slowing growth and economic shocks. Dive deeper into this topic by reading Rentier Capitalism: Who Owns the Economy, and Who Pays for It? by Brett Christophers.
  2. Help promote this article by sharing these posts on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up here for email alerts when articles like this are shared on social media.
  3. Support local organizations that promote the reduction of rent extraction, such as debt relief, tenants rights, free energy entitlements, better property taxation, and workers rights.

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