Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, comments in a news story about the degrowth movement.

Robert N. Pollin, Distinguished Professor in economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute, comments in a news story about the degrowth movement that seeks to have people work fewer hours in an effort to shrink the economy and reduce the strains caused by global warming and the consumption of finite energy resources. Pollin says while he agrees with the movement’s sentiments, he doesn’t think such a system would work in time to prevent damage from climate change. He also suggests applying the degrowth policies to parts of the economy rather than trying to slow down the entire global economy. Pollin is also featured on the podcast “Start Making Sense” where he describes how to pay for Medicare for All. (Vice, 5/29/19; The Nation, 5/30/19)