André Gorz’s multiform thought is entirely centred on liberation: from work, which prevents individuals from thriving; from consumption, which grows ever higher; and from the social system, which reduces individuals to mere pawns in a “megamachine”. When mapping the European intellectual landscape of social critique since the 1960s, André Gorz…

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The potential of time currencies to serve as a tool of social change remains relatively unexplored, and yet these alternative currencies make it possible to combine into a single mechanism several different social and environmental goals: reducing work hours, increasing civic engagement in public affairs, lowering public debt, and redistributing…

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Working together for life, Taking care of one another and the natural environment. The ideas expressed here concern us all, in France, in Europe and in the whole world where we are confronted by xenophobia and a host of other widespread problems. Fortunately there is resistance everywhere and attempts to experiment…

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