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Pardee Center Director's Degrowth Article among Top 100 Most Downloaded in Scientific Reports.

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Pardee Institute for International Futures

March 7th, 2023

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Jonathan Moyer, who is the Director at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for International Futures, has gained a lot of attention for his article on Degrowth, which is a model for an alternative economic system. The article was published in Scientific Reports and has become one of the top 100 overall scientific reports papers of 2023, reflecting the growing interest in alternative economic models. 

The article sheds light on the concept of degrowth, a paradigm challenging the conventional notion of perpetual economic growth as a necessity for societal well-being. Instead, it advocates for a deliberate reduction in consumption and production to achieve environmental sustainability and social equity. 

The Pardee Center is well known for its interdisciplinary research on global trends and future scenarios using its International Futures tool. It has long been a hub for innovative ideas in sustainability and development.  

In response to the news, Moyer expressed his gratitude, stating, “It's always rewarding to see people take interest in your work!” 

Degrowth has gained momentum as a counter-narrative to the relentless pursuit of GDP growth, emphasizing qualitative improvements in life over quantitative expansion of the economy.  

Moyer's article inspires readers to contemplate a future where prosperity is redefined not by material accumulation but by ecological harmony and social justice. 

Learn more about the Pardee Center here.

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